Learning as usual at Dearne schools despite collapse of contractor Carillion

PARENTS of children at Dearne Valley schools have been told it will be business as usual despite the collapse of giant contractor Carillion.

The construction and maintenancce giant currently provides facility management services such as caretaking, cleaning and maintenance to several schools run by Barnsley Council.

But the council issued a statement to reassure parents, children and staff that secondary schools in Barnsley “will continue to operate as normal”.

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A spokeswoman said: “The council are working closely with the Barnsley Local Education Partnership who are ultimately responsible for the provision of this service and central government to ensure that this continues to be the case until this issue has been resolved.

“We are also helping to support the staff who provide these services during this difficult time.

“Central Government has also given a reassurance that they will ensure these services continue to be delivered.”