CIF Surveys: Don’t Leave it Too Late!

You know how you can spot the student who has spent hours on his homework, and the student who has rushed and spent only a few minutes? It’s not hard to tell the difference: The deadline for submitting an application for this year’s round of Condition Improvement Fund...
What is Causing the Stained Ceiling?

What is Causing the Stained Ceiling?

As most of you are aware I have been conducting various CIF bid surveys over the last week or so – bids for the government’s Condition Improvement Fund for Academies and Sixth Form Colleges. One of the most common features we come across in our inspections are stained...
Repairing a Flat Roof with the wrong material

Repairing a Flat Roof with the wrong material

Why would someone cut a hole in your flat roof? And what if they use the wrong material to fix it? This is another in our series of photographs of problems on roofs. This photograph was taken on one of our recent survey visits to an Academy in the North of England....