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Does your school have an up to date maintenance and improvement plan for premises with costed priorities? Are you in a position to make a bid stand out from the rest for capital maintenance funds, developed formula capital, grants, trust funds and other sources of funding?

Pitch Perfect: Preparing the Business Case for Capital Bids

The good practice advice contained in the School's Financial Value Standard guidance states that all schools should have an up-to-date maintenance programme as a component part of their asset management planning. Amongst the key benefits of maintaining school premises and assets to a good standard is that such a strategy reduces the need for urgent replacement of building components, which is highly likely to be more expensive than when implemented under planned maintenance. Building components such as roofs, windows and boilers all have a life expectancy; the better they are maintained, the longer they last! All school building essentially need to be...

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