Introduce a policy on closing external doors and windows when the heating is on

30 Whole-school activities KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Things to consider when writing a policy on closing doors and windows when the school heating is on:
  1. Who will have responsibility for closing doors and windows?
  2. Who will monitor whether doors and windows are closed?
  3. How will you record performance?
  4. How will performance  be communicated to everyone in the school?
  5. How will you reward good performance?
Remember: Getting the temperature right in the classroom is important; too hot and everyone falls asleep and doesn’t learn, too cold and we shiver, and must put extra jumpers on.  
The best temperatures for schools are: 
  • Normal classrooms: 18°C
  • Corridors: 15°C
  • Areas with high levels of activity (e.g. sports halls): 15°C
  • Areas with low levels of activity: 21°C
  • Special needs schools or areas with very young children: 21°C
Adjust classroom temperature using heating thermostats  and boiler controls rather than opening doors and windows. 
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