The delegation of budgets and responsibilities, particularly those around school property management and maintenance, means that schools have a vital role to perform in discharging good stewardship. It is important that schools manage and maintain their buildings to a standard that complies with legal requirements.
An Asset Management Plan (AMP) plays a key role in the strategic decision-making of all schools and academies by informing effective use of Devolved Formula Capital (DFC) to ensure that.
Services and Charges
- A site visit to update the existing plan and discussion with the relevant professional.
- An updated copy of the relevant Asset Management Plan in both hard and electronic format.
NB. A Condition assessment is not part of this package. Schools need to make their own arrangements for condition surveys through their Property Advisor.
Each AMP involves:
- An assessment of the general suitability of a school’s accommodation, covering the size and shape of individual spaces, the environment within them, the location of spaces, the ICT infrastructure and the appropriateness of the fixed furniture.
- A Net Capacity assessment, from which an indicated admission number is derived, this can be compared to the school’s Published Admission Number (PAN).
A floor plan. This could either be a comprehensive, measured survey or a key plan, depending on the information available, identifying all the rooms and areas within the school.
Cambridgeshire Schools Property Maintenance Guide
The purpose of the Schools Maintenance guide is to assist Headteachers and Governors of maintained schools in Cambridgeshire to maintain their school premises – both buildings and land.
Good stewardship and maintenance of school premises is a joint responsibility shared by the school and the County Council. The Council owns the property assets and employs school personnel but delegates budgets and responsibilities for school property management and maintenance.
It is important that schools manage and maintain their buildings to a standard that complies with legal requirements, best practice as well as to the Council’s own standards. This guide will help to make you aware of these requirements and how you can ensure that your buildings are appropriately managed. It is not a manual but should be read in conjunction with the documents named and with appropriate professional advice where applicable.