Is your school shipshape? September is sink or swim

Start planning now to ensure all your boxes have been ticked – and to avert any potential disaster

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From a school business perspective, September is like pulling the dust covers off a ship to see if it still floats after weeks spent having its innards repaired and barnacles removed. You may be met with changes to the school building following any summer works and office moves, and there may be snagging and overruns to deal with.

It’s also a time to consider if your building is ready for winter, particularly if funding cuts have limited your premises development plans. Will this be the winter your heating system fails or the roof leaks become too big to ignore? What will you do if this ...

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