Some school may need investment more than others. All schools that fall into the school education infrastructure programme are usually a priority for either of the below categories.
Transforming learning environments and learner experience
Supporting all learners to be healthy, engaged, enterprising and ethical citizens, ready to play a full part in life and work, within places of learning that are safe, inclusive and free from discrimination and bullying.
Improving learner experience and well-being in the built environment, supporting the delivery of Curriculum for Wales.
Providing first-class digital infrastructure to improve learning environments and teaching methods for students of all ages and for the wider community.
Supporting learners with additional learning needs and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Meeting demand for school places
Providing efficient and effective educational infrastructure that will meet current and future demand for places.
Actively supporting the delivery of the authority’s Welsh in Education Strategic Plan.
Providing the right number of places for the delivery of Welsh- and English-medium education.
Addressing sufficiency issues where relevant.
Improving condition and suitability of the education estate
Reducing backlog maintenance costs for the schools and colleges selected for the programme taking account of the overall estate.
Removing category D condition and suitability buildings from the estate.
Reducing category C condition and suitability buildings and improving condition to category A or B condition.
Developing sustainable learning environments
Working towards whole-life Net Zero Carbon (NZC) through the programme’s mandated NZC in operation and the embodied carbon targets in line with the Welsh Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitments.
Delivering sustainable learning environments that invest in biodiversity to enhance the surrounding environment and support active travel.
Supporting the community
Community-focused schools, optimising the use of infrastructure and resources to deliver public services working in collaboration with teachers, staff, governing bodies, learners, families and communities. This will include flexibility of our assets so that space and facilities are available outside school hours for extra-curricular, adult and community learning.
Maximising community benefits and social value through the supply chain.
Providing greater opportunities for adult learning, allowing community members to learn new skills and develop their confidence.
Supporting multi-agency partnerships and offering an integrated approach to support learners and the community, including co-location of services.