Displaying information in schoolIs there information we must display on the school premises? We list the official notices that must be displayed on school premises. We also relay advice from 2 of our associate education experts on displays in the reception area and staffroom.
Dogs on the school groundsIf you're deciding whether to allow dogs on your school site, read up on the relevant rules here, including health and safety law, Public Spaces Protection Orders, and equality law.
Information for visitors to the schoolAre there disclaimers for visitors to the school to sign? In this article, we look at examples of how schools provide information on key issues, such as safeguarding, fire safety and first aid, to visitors. We also relay advice from one of our experts on asking visitors to sign such information.
Maintenance of school premises: dutiesIt is good practice for you to carry out premises inspections to help you stay compliant with your statutory duties under health and safety law. Read guidance on your statutory duties and the areas that you should inspect, including asbestos management and fire safety.
Managing contractors for premises worksFind health and safety guidance on using contractors for premises works. We outline advice from one of our associate experts, the DfE and a local authority. You'll also find a checklist from the Health and Safety Executive.
Premises hire: guidanceThinking about letting your school premises? Be clear what you need to consider before you get started, like how to set your rates. Plus, know what you should think about when managing the letting process and approving the hirer.
Rolling maintenance schedule: templateStay on top of decoration and maintenance at your school by downloading our rolling maintenance schedule and following our guidance on maintaining your school building.
School premises maintenance: checklistUse our checklist to help you maintain your premises and meet your statutory health and safety duties. It outlines how often you should carry out tasks, separating daily, weekly, termly and annual duties.
Checklists for school building projectsIs there a checklist for school building projects? We link to checklists from local authorities and Headteacher Update. You will also find baseline designs for new primary and secondary schools.
Using CCTV cameras in schoolYou can have CCTV cameras in your school under the GDPR, provided you have a lawful basis for doing so. Learn about how the GDPR might impact your school's CCTV processes, and find out what you should consider before installing CCTV.