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school collaborations


Collaborations in the education sector are not new. However, in the current climate, there are many drivers as to why schools and academies are looking at more formal collaborative structures, ranging from simple memorandum of understandings, to collaboration agreements and shared companies.

The reality on the ground is that schools need their collaborations to play a greater role in supporting them in their day-to-day operations than previously and, with constraint on resources, to ensure their collaborations deliver value for time and money.

Our expert team has extensive national experience of supporting schools and academies deliver formal collaborations. We provide you with practical advice on establishing your arrangement and guide you through the process with the minimum amount of fuss.

what we do...

  • Efficiently and effectively facilitate conversations between heads and chairs. 
  • Identify the most appropriate arrangement to meet your needs 
  • Provide presentations to full governing bodies as well as providing a thorough briefing on the proposed arrangements.

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Academy mergers and transfers webinar - January 2017

In this webinar Victoria explores the drivers for academy mergers and transfers, the importance of effective due diligence, the application process, and the legal steps in the transfer process.


Restructuring to balance the books or centralise services

Tom Wallace, HR consultant, gives you some top tips on ensuring your restructure is legally compliant, considers staff morale, and how to minimise the disruption to teaching and learning throughout the restructure process.


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HR and employment conference law in education 2016

We were thrilled that nearly 150 delegates joined us for our fifth annual HR and employment conference for school leaders in Birmingham. The slides from each of the sessions can be found here.


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