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Collaborative arrangements for schools: opportunities, innovation and navigating potential pitfalls

One of the key challenges facing independent schools is how to provide a first class education against a tide of rising costs, pressure on fees and adverse government policy. Our experience of structuring and advising on collaborative arrangements across the charitable sector has demonstrated that collaboration provides opportunities for growth, innovation, economies of scale and the possibility of consolidation.

We are delighted to bring you the next round table discussion in our programme for independent school senior leadership teams and governors as they seek to investigate and navigate new opportunities to collaborate with other independent schools, local businesses, other charitable organisations and the state sector.

We will focus on the opportunities, including how to recognise and act on them and will help you to identify and manage the risks associated with these arrangements.

The discussion will cover:

  • the benefits of working with others and the opportunities to do so;

  • how to structure your arrangements and to maintain successful collaborations with others;

  • opportunities for fundraising and sponsorship arrangements to support bursaries;

  • practical advice on sharing facilities development and asset realisation opportunities and employment issues; and

  • the future.

The event is designed for all schools that are exploring exciting opportunities to work with others or simply want to find out more.

Date / Time: Thursday 21 September 2017 16.30 - 18.30

Register your interest

Guildford office