School safety bid after Keane Wallis-Bennett death

Keane Wallis-Bennett. Picture: Comp

Keane Wallis-Bennett. Picture: Comp

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AN expert group is to improve guidance on school buildings in the wake of the death of Keane Wallis-Bennett, killed when a wall fell on her at Liberton High School last year.

Pupils at the school were said to have complained about the wall being “wobbly” in the weeks before the incident.

The Scottish Government said the expert group – made up of education directors, local authorities, architects and surveyors – would review existing guidance on assessing and reporting the condition of the school estate.

Education Secretary Angela Constance said: “We want all our children and young people to learn in good quality schools that are safe and fit for purpose and we are working hard to ensure that is the case across the country.”