Educational property

Estate Management for Schools

We are one year on from the launch of the Department for Education’s guide to estate management, in which the DfE directed schools to a strategic approach to the management of their estates. The goal is to ensure the estate supports the school’s educational needs and aims. This is more important than ever in present circumstances.

Augar Review Report– will the ‘Cinderella sector’ find its glass slipper?

The Augar Review into Post 18 Education and funding was published 30 May 2019. Augar said the report’s proposals seek to “rebuild further education, for too long the Cinderella sector, and see technical and vocational education as a means of addressing the country’s skills gap”. The report contains a number of recommendations about the future of higher and further education provision.

For the further education sector, these include:

Getting it right as an Academy Clerk or Company Secretary - Birmingham - 10.10.2019

Are you an academy trust or establishing an academy trust?

Are you clear what the role of Company Secretary involves?

Our regular training events are designed to provide you with a comprehensive guide to the role of Company Secretary to an academy trust and include the following:

  • The legal framework for an academy trust - encompassing a practical guide to an academy trust’s articles of association and relevant parts of company law
  • The role and responsibilities of a Company Secretary to an academy trust
  • The relationship between the Company Secretary and Clerk roles
  • How to convene and support member and board meetings
  • Decision-making in meetings and by written resolution
  • Keeping the right paperwork – e.g. company registers and filing at Companies House
  • The rules concerning persons with significant control.
Date & Location

Thursday 10 October

Stone King LLP,
Colmore Gate,
2-6 Colmore Row,
Birmingham,
B3 2QD

Timings

1:45pm:    Registration
2:00pm:    Start
5:00pm:    Finish

Fee

£95 per person. 

​Discounted to £75 for Confederation of School Trusts (CST) Members and ISBL Members and free for Stone King Retainer Clients. Please contact us for your discount code.

 

£95.00
Any cancellation received with less than 2 working days’ notice will not be entitled to a refund. Your booking can be transferred into a name of a substitute delegate at any time - please contact Events or call 0800 111 4336 with the details.

Getting it right as an Academy Clerk or Company Secretary - London - 27.11.2019

Are you an academy trust or establishing an academy trust?

Are you clear what the role of Company Secretary involves?

Our regular training events are designed to provide you with a comprehensive guide to the role of Company Secretary to an academy trust and include the following:

  • The legal framework for an academy trust - encompassing a practical guide to an academy trust’s articles of association and relevant parts of company law
  • The role and responsibilities of a Company Secretary to an academy trust
  • The relationship between the Company Secretary and Clerk roles
  • How to convene and support member and board meetings
  • Decision-making in meetings and by written resolution
  • Keeping the right paperwork e.g. company registers and filing at Companies House
  • The rules concerning persons with significant control.

 

Date & Location

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Stone King LLP,
Boundary House,
91 Charterhouse Street,
London,
EC1M 6HR

Timings

1:45pm:    Registration
2:00pm:    Start
5:00pm:    Finish

Fee

£95 per person. 

​Discounted to £75 for Confederation of School Trusts (CST) Members and ISBL Members and free for Stone King Retainer Clients. Please contact us for your discount code.

 

£95.00
Any cancellation received with less than 2 working days’ notice will not be entitled to a refund. Your booking can be transferred into a name of a substitute delegate at any time - please contact Events or call 0800 111 4336 with the details.

Rights of way - are your neighbours acquiring rights over your estate?

Are dog walkers regularly crossing your school estate? Do neighbours use your land to access their properties? If so, then they could be acquiring legal rights of access over your estate that can have serious implications for future development and pose safeguarding concerns for the daily operation of your site.

Do members of the public / neighbours access your land?

The public (as a whole) can acquire rights of way, if they can show they have used any routes over your land for 20 years without the school’s consent.

Consent for Property Transactions for Academies

Academies will usually enjoy ownership or control of some or all of the school land and buildings. This will often include unused playing fields and caretaker’s houses, which academies should rightly consider how best to utilise in pursuance of their educational mission. Sometimes, the right thing will be to sell or lease such property in order to obtain some value for an asset that may be a drain on resource.  The property that an academy owns is not, though, open to be disposed of at the academy’s will.

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