The importance of developing a Good Estate Management for Schools (GEMS) programme is vital in the current educational climate. With budgets ever-tightening and the need for more efficient use of space to accommodate larger classes, having an effective and well-planned estate strategy is essential for any school.

A GEMS policy allows school leaders to effectively manage, maintain, and plan for their school’s estates in the most cost-efficient way. It ensures that the school is running efficiently, as well as providing a secure and safe environment for students and staff.

The GEMS approach provides schools with a framework to identify and address their estate needs, such as space requirements, maintenance requirements, and health and safety issues. It also ensures that the school is meeting its statutory obligations in relation to the premises, and that all necessary paperwork and legal documents are in order.

A GEMS policy is also an important tool for creating a positive school environment. It allows the school to ensure that its premises are attractive and well-maintained. This can help to improve the image of the school, which can lead to increased student enrolment and more positive relationships with parents and the community.

Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors can provide invaluable advice and support to schools in developing a GEMS policy. Our team of experienced School Building Consultants will help to identify the most cost-effective solutions for your school’s estate needs, and will ensure that all necessary paperwork is in order.

We can also provide advice on the most appropriate measures to ensure the safety and security of students and staff, and can assist with the implementation of any necessary building works required to achieve this.

At Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors, we understand the importance of developing and maintaining a Good Estate Management for Schools (GEMS) policy. By working with us, schools can be confident that their estate needs are being met in the most effective and efficient way. In turn, this can help to ensure that the school is running efficiently, and that the premises are attractive, safe, and secure.

For more information or to arrange a no-obligation chat with one of our School Building Consultants, please get in touch.

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