Partnering Agreement

The Joint Education Team in the Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle supports your distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church of England School. The Team also supports the delivery of Religious Education and Worship.

The Core Agreement shows the support available to all Church of England schools and academies. Support available for the administration of funding for Building work relates to Voluntary Aided Schools and Academies only.

The Diocese undertakes a range of tasks to help these schools maintain and improve the buildings in which they operate, and deals with the allocation and management of government funding for these projects.  This Partnering Agreement does not reflect the actual costs incurred by the Diocese in providing these services to schools, but represents a contribution and commitment to the support provided to the family of schools in the Diocese. The subscription confirms membership of the Diocesan family of schools and academies.

The Joint Education Team for the Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle will endeavour to provide the support outlined although circumstances may determine that the team’s efforts may have to focus on schools which have a pressing need. It is intended to facilitate a system whereby schools can access support not only from the Joint Education Team but from other schools in the Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle.

The role of the Joint Education Team is changing. Schools are now asking for support from the team which in the past was provided by the LA or another provider. A list of charges for additional support is enclosed.

The Partnering Document, which provides a system for use by all schools and academies, has been put together following consultation with Headteachers and Principals from both Dioceses.

This agreement is for 12 months from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024.

To view the agreement, please click here.

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