By Sheila Mckenzie-
A Uk academy has been criticised by a very angry mother after her son reported the absence of heating and hot food in the school.
The mother who insisted on anonymity, slammed Golden Academy school for poor facilities that meant their toilets were not working and there was no heating. The angry mother and her friends berated the school on social media , reported the authorities to the Environmental Agency and alerted sections of the media to the unacceptable state of the school, especially with the onset of winter.
Fuming, she told The Eye Of Media.Com : “When parents send their kids to school they expected at least a minimum standard of services for their children, not to discover defective toilets and lack of heating
I was shocked to discover urine down the corridor of the school when I went there for their parents evening on Thursday to use the bathroom . My son then told me there was no heating or hot food and the toilets were not functioning properly, but the school think they can provide some nonsense excuse for this. There is simply no excuse whatsoever for such an appalling state of facilities in a modern British school in the Uk”.
In cold whether like this, the heating should be working all the time and the children should have hot meals. “My son has Type 1 diabetes and he could catch anything in this weather, to have no heating could make him ill.
“I complained to Environmental Health the next day, my son has told me that there is no heating, no hot food and the toilets are not working properly.
“I understand that there is work going on but that should be an essential, they should close while there is no heating.
“My son has Type 1 diabetes and he could catch anything in this weather, to have no heating could make him ill.
Goldington Green Academy i claims to be committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The academy which professes to be committed to providing children with the the highest possible quality of education and care have not been impressed with the brief negative publicity the complaint has brought the school
Principal Francis Galbraith said in a statement:
“The school has worked closely with the DfE over the past 5 years after being the only school in Bedfordshire to be awarded Priority Schools Building Partnership (PSBP) funding worth in excess of £7 million in 2015.
“The work will take place throughout 2019-20. At the end of the project the children will have the benefits of a state-of-the-art infrastructure, an upgraded heating system and energy efficient LED lighting.
“In addition, much of the school will be completely refurbished. This will include new ceilings, new flooring and the main school being repainted. It’s a very exciting time for the school.
“With this size of investment, it is inevitable that there will be some disruption to the school, however we are continuing to work with the DfE and the contractors to ensure that this is minimal.
“On Monday 11 November our new heating system was permanently turned on and this has addressed the heating situation.
“We did have a temporary issue with our hot water supply but this is also being rectified this week.
“We are fully on track to open our new canteen and dining facilities on Monday 2 December and from that point we will once again offer hot lunchtime meals.
“All parents were informed in July that we would only able to offer a grab-a-bag sandwich meal until this time. This arrangement has run smoothly throughout this period with support from both parents and pupils.
“Although we had a couple of toilets unavailable last week we had plenty of fully functioning washroom facilities available for all.”