Territorial authority and school partnerships: a guide

A best-practice guide for territorial authorities, schools and community organisations/trusts interested in pursuing potential partnerships. 


The guide: 

  • Identifies common partnership opportunities (from gaining access to strategic sites, mixed use of existing facilities to developing larger/more complex facilities). 
  • Outlines processes and steps in developing a partnership, and potential challenges (complexity and time, alignment of partner goals, and costs of pursuing potential partnerships) and, most importantly, advice on how to overcome these challenges to maximise the possibilities). 
  • Emphasises the need for strong alignment of goals between potential partners and early engagement with the Ministry of Education where the partnership involves state-owned land and schools. 

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