A sensitive area, often conflict can occur between school grounds staff and the sports department.

It is our experience that groundsmen and gardeners can become isolated from the aims of their school and this can result in a loss of connectivity with other departments.

We can assist in pinpointing potential areas where clashes arise and help by giving an independent viewpoint outside of school politics.

This can include a discreet appraisal of the following:

  • Motivation
  • Loyalty to school
  • Skill level
  • Ability to benefit from training
  • Safety awareness
  • Personality clashes
  • Awareness of the benefit of up-to-date equipment
  • Vision (mainly Head Groundsman)

Experience has shown that around 60% of existing school grounds teams can raise their game if they are assisted with sympathetic guidance and judicious purchase of key elements of new equipment.

Clearly, this approach does not always work and when there is resistance to “modernising” the key reasons behind it have to be assessed, again sympathetically, and the issues discussed with the Bursar.

BGM provides an accurate assessment of your current grounds situation, costing and in-house staff; or advice regarding recruitment, market salary rates and forward-planning.