Territorial authority and school partnerships: a guide

11 June 2019

A best-practice guide for territorial authorities, schools and community organisations/trusts interested in pursuing potential partnerships.


Territorial authority and school partnerships: a guide (DOC)


The guide:

  • identifies common partnership opportunities (from gaining access to strategic sites, mixed use of existing facilities to developing larger/more complex facilities)
  • outlines processes and steps in developing a partnership, and potential challenges (complexity and time, alignment of partner goals, and costs of pursuing potential partnerships) and, most importantly, advice on how to overcome these challenges to maximise the possibilities)
  • emphasises the need for strong alignment of goals between potential partners and early engagement with the Ministry of Education where the partnership involves state-owned land and schools.