School Organisation

The school organisation team provides expert support, training and guidance to school leaders, governors and trustees on all matters outside those relating directly to school effectiveness. These include:

  • School governance (in partnership with the school effectiveness team) including reconstitution/models of governance/clerks’ training
  • School admissions and appeals
  • Academy models, including MATs
  • Asset management and grant allocation for VA schools
  • School buildings – capital investment for VA schools
  • School expansions
  • Change of status e.g. VC to VA
  • Models of partnership working e.g. Federations, MATs
  • Establishment of new schools
  • School re-organisation including amalgamations/closures/site disposals
  • Regularisation and accurate documentation of site ownership
  • Advice to trustees

The departmental team works closely with external experts on surveying, valuations, legal advice and admissions to ensure that Church schools have the advice they need to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation.

Useful links for more information

The Department of Education
The Church of England Education Office

Schools Newsletter Spring Term 2017

Who to contact

  • Suzanne McDonald

    Assistant Director School Organisation

    Tel: 01749 685137

  • Claire Hudson

    School Organisation & Governance Adviser

    Tel: 01749 685277

  • Natalie Paull

    School Organisation & Governance Adviser

    Tel: 01749 685120

  • Tina Wilkes

    School Organisation & Academies Adviser

    Tel: 01749 685118

  • Kayleigh Methven

    School Organisation & SIAMS Administrator

    Tel: 01749 685117

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