Written by ApplePrint
It may feel as though schools have just broken up for the summer holidays, but in just a matter of weeks the gates will open again for the next term.
So, for management staff, it is worth thinking about how you can get the school ready for the new intake of students come September.
You might want to spruce up your brochures, leaflets and banners, as this will give an impression of a fresh start not just to new pupils but also to returning students and their parents.
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Of course, while you will be concentrating on welcoming new starters, you must not forget about trying to appeal to prospective pupils during the next academic year. So, make sure your brochures are attractive and really sell your teaching, facilities and staff.
While the school building is closed for several weeks, this is the time to get any serious improvement work completed. If you need new roof tiles or floors, or have to make structural repairs, call in tradesmen to complete the work while there are no students or teachers running about.
You should also consider whether you need new furniture, sports equipment or playground apparatus and get these in during the summer, so they can be ready for use once term begins.
As this is the longest period of time throughout the whole year the school is closed, it is worth doing a thorough clean throughout the building. Floors can get dirty and scuffed with lots of traffic, particularly in corridors, so get these cleaned and polished.
It is also a good idea to sort through cupboards, throw away anything that is unnecessary and improve your filing system, so you can feel really organised when you go back in September.