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Looking at the future of the self-improving school system

On 30 April we hosted a roundtable to discuss a draft of the think piece looking at the future of the self-improving school system. The roundtable was attended by a range of leading figures from across the sector.

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Innovative ways to extract value from your school site

In these challenging times, our expert property team have been looking at different ways to extract value from your school sites and create new ways for you to generate income, whilst minimising risk and making your life easier.

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Diverting and closing existing rights of way

Many school sites have public rights of way crossing the land or adjacent to it and these can cause safeguarding issues, threaten security, or present problems if the school is to be redeveloped.

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Boundaries ownership and disputes

Queries about boundaries on school sites generally only come to light when there is a problem.

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Are you ready for gender pay gap reporting?

New regulations are now in place requiring employers, including academy trusts, to publish their gender pay gap information annually.

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Issues to consider if you are affected by the collapse of Carillion

For those who may be affected by the collapse of Carillion here are some issues which should be considered.

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Easements and rights of way

You may be approached by a neighbour who would like to have a right over your land for the benefit of their own land.

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Building regulations

The function of building regulations is principally to ensure the health and safety of people in and around buildings.

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Academy convertors and your obligations under the model lease

The DfE model lease transfers responsibility for the school site (or playing fields where the school buildings are occupied under a supplemental agreement) to the academy trust.

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Working with commercial sports providers to create value on your school site

There are a number of commercial sports providers whose business model involves setting up facilities at school sites and then charging the public for their use.

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