PROPERTY: To oversee the management of the buildings and property of the Federation’s schools.

Foundation (now Trust) schools own their own buildings. When Parkside became a Foundation school we decided to divide the responsibilities for overseeing the school’s activities. The governing body took responsibility for oversight of education and the budget, the Foundation for the buildings and property.

This division of responsibilities has proved to be an effective and practical approach, particularly as we now support two secondary schools. The creation of 6th forms within the Federation’s schools will have additional, significant, property related implications.