“The Department for Education is pleased to continue its long-standing involvement in Education Estates®. Our vision is to provide world-class education, training and care for everyone, whatever their background. It will make sure that all children and young people have the chance to reach their potential and live a more fulfilled life. Investment in the school and college estate is crucial to transforming education for thousands of pupils, and the recent announcement by the Prime Minister of an ambitious, ten-year rebuilding programme – along with planned investment in FE colleges being brought forward - represents a step-change in this endeavour.
As the genuine need to replace many school buildings with modern, energy efficient designs is recognised in this way, Education Estates® is a key event for us to engage and share our plans with the industry and gain its feedback. At this year’s Education Estates® Digital Week, we will be contributing to several of the key themes, including: capital, condition, building performance, good estate management, modern methods of construction, zero carbon and more. The DfE Sustainability Award will be announced at the Education Estates® Digital Awards Ceremony, recognising and celebrating the best in education buildings’ operation and management. So, join my colleagues and I at Education Estates® Digital Week and discover the future of learning environments.”