Building and Estates Property Team
Lead Education Officer for School Buildings
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PsSA 2019-20

Service Level Agreement

Supporting Governing Bodies of our Church Schools to offer the best possible learning environment for children is a very important part of the assistance we provide through our Property Services to Schools Agreement (PSSA). The key aim of this agreement is to ensure that governors and leaders are given good quality, professional advice in relation to buildings and property issues.

We are committed to supporting our Church Schools in serving their local communities and maintaining and developing school buildings is a critical part of that vision. The Buildings Team do their very best to offer governors and leaders a first-class service which represents value for money when we know that school budgets remain challenging.

The PSSA agreement sets out the detail of this commitment although we have slightly revised the document and the costs this year, the core services and support remains unchanged.
The PSSA agreement was developed twelve years ago and we are grateful to all our VA schools for continuing to work with us through this partnership.

Over the next year, as part of wider consultation on our services, we plan to work with a volunteer group of school leaders to review and update this agreement for 2020/21.

We are committed to:

  • Understanding the challenges schools face in maintaining and developing buildings in a changing educational landscape.
  • To fully utilising the GDBE portal, giving you easy access to regularly updated information.

  • Support & Advice to assist with the Upkeep and Development of your School Buildings.
  • Financial Management of Capital Building Projects. Advice and guidance with bidding for capital grants. Initiating and completing projects. Reporting to ESFA.
  • Pooling/Clustering of DFC capital funds School Land and Trusteeship Issues.

What Governors can expect

  • Impartial advice, appropriate up-to-date information and guidance.
  • Services delivered to a high professional standard.
  • Discretion and confidentiality where required.
  • Understanding of each school’s individual needs and distinctive nature.
  • Integrity in accordance with Christian gospel values.