Last week I paid a visit to Graveney Primary School to see how they're benefitting from the government's Condition Improvement Fund (CIP).
The CIP was set up to keep eligible academy, sixth-form college, and voluntary aided school buildings in good working order, and Graveney has actually had two successful bids since the Fund was set up.
A brand-new fire escape has already been completed which I saw when I visited, and there's now extensive work underway on the school's plumbing. Staff and teachers are absolutely chuffed with the investment going into the school, and it's brilliant news for pupils too.
It's great that a number of our local schools have already benefitted from the fund over the years - including Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School and Sheldwich Primary School in the previous round.
I know that other local schools also need money for repair work. I’m continuing to take up individual cases with Kent County Council and the Department for Education to make sure all of our local schools are fit for purpose.
I'm determined to see investment in our local schools.