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Good Estate Management

17 Oct 2023
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Good Estate Management
Lindsay Harris, Deputy Director, Capital Strategy & Intelligence,
 Department for Education

  • Why good estate management matters:  safety and building condition + efficiency and potential for financial savings
  • Evidence on the state of the estate:  the Condition Data Collection and other sources of evidence
  • How can schools and responsible bodies rise to the challenge of managing their buildings – help and support from the department
  • How can schools and responsible bodies rise to the challenge of managing their buildings – peer support

Building Effective Client/Supplier Partnerships to Deliver School Improvement Schemes

Matt Isherwood, Associate, Barker
Effective supplier-client partnerships are crucial for the business success. Effective partnerships can help reduce costs, improve product or service quality, increase innovation, and foster long-term sustainability. Matt draws upon over a decade of “client side” experience to share some key principles and practices to establish and maintain effective supplier-client partnerships.

Jo Marchant, The Boxing Academy
In order to deliver fit for purpose school improvement schemes, it is crucial to have an effective client/supplier partnership.  Understanding the challenges and constraints that both parties are working under and discussing how each party can help the other to overcome them is vital.  Having worked as Head of Estates for an eight school multi-academy trust for the last 2 years, I was responsible for prioritising how the Trust’s annual School Condition Allocation funding of £1.3m was allocated across the school estate.  Understanding and receiving professional advice on reactive, planned, short- and long-term priorities was key to using this funding effectively.  This session will explore the ways in which this can be achieved. 


Matt Isherwood, Associate - Barker
Lindsay Harris, Deputy Director, Capital Strategy & Intelligence - Department for Education
Jo Marchant, Head of Estates - The Boxing Academy
Matt Isherwood, Associate - Barker



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