Building Schools for the Future (BSF) is the largest capital investment programme for 50 years. BSF is not just about bricks and mortar: it is about people. It is about transforming the face of education for generations to come, providing learning environments in which every young person can unlock their talents and achieve their very best. It is building better futures for all of our young people, the teaching profession and the wider communities that they serve.
Leicester was one of the first areas in the country to become part of Building Schools for the Future (BSF). Through BSF, Leicester City Council was awarded more than £235million to rebuild or remodel every secondary school in the city. This is providing a 21st century learning environment that helps engage and inspire pupils, staff and people in the community.
Ultimately, Building Schools for the Future is about making a real difference to the life chances of all young people by giving them the best possible start, no matter what their background.
Leicester City Council and its partners have a vision to transform Leicester into Britain’s 'Sustainable City'. BSF and the associated Strategy for Change are an important element of our delivery plan. The Strategy for Change sets out our vision for Secondary Education and our plans for investment through the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.
Change management strategy
Building developments alone are not enough to transform teaching. The key to transformation is to expand the imagination of existing and new staff to make the most of the new and upgraded buildings. Through a programme of planned consultations with school communities and strategic partners, the City Council is working with schools to make sure that the education aspirations set out in their Strategies for Change and Education Design Briefs become a reality.
Learning Services staff are working with schools to plan a programme of Continuous Professional Development CPD that will assist the delivery of the Raising Achievement Plan. The aim will be to ensure that school staff, and young people particularly derive the maximum possible benefit from the funding that is available through BSF.