How to review your premises management policy
Your school isn't required to have a premises management policy, but it does need premises management documents to show how it deals with things like asbestos, statutory testing or fire safety. Find out how to review your policy, and use our model as a guide to what good looks like.
Points to look out for
Below we suggest what might be included in a premises management policy but, since it’s not statutory, policies can vary.
It’s not meant as a guide for writing a policy, since that’s your school leaders’ job. Instead, use it to give you a sense of what to look for when reviewing it.
Aims and objectives
- How the school manages its buildings and equipment in an efficient and legally compliant way, including:
- Fire safety
- How buildings and equipment are inspected and tested in line with statutory requirements and general best practice
- How buildings and equipment are maintained in a way that promotes the health and safety of staff, pupils, parents and visitors
Roles and responsibilities
Governing board - ensures the policy is properly implemented, monitors the effectiveness of the policy and holds the headteacher to account Headteacher - makes sure the policy is