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Education Estates Working Group

The Education Estates Working Group (EEWG) was formed in February 2019. Its membership comprises a number of leading education sector and professional organisations that are working together to raise awareness, promote good practice and provide support to schools in respect of all estates issues.

The members of the EEWG are:


The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy is the professional body for people in public finance, and champions high performance in all public services. CIPFA Property is a recognised authority on public sector asset management. It provides expertise in strategic and operational property matters and provides training, guidance and consultancy to ensure the education infrastructure and estate is effectively and safely managed.  

TTNThe Trust Network is an organisation run and managed for all independently run state-funded schools. It enables its members to share best practice and exchange knowledge to explore how to develop effective, efficient and economically sustainable systems that maintain and develop building estates that enhance teaching and learning.


The Institute of School Business Leadership is the UK’s only professional body for school business professionals and provides a comprehensive range of support and guidance dedicated to supporting and building the reputation of the profession and developing specialist career pathways. ISBL aims to shape the expectations of school leadership teams 
                                     and set the benchmark for school business excellence.

Catholic Education ServiceThe Catholic Education Service acts on behalf of the Catholic Bishops' Conference to support Catholic education. The school buildings and land of Catholic schools are owned by the Catholic Church and the Catholic Education Service supports its schools to ensure the estate is managed efficiently and effectively and provides safe learning environments.

Church of England Education OfficeThe Church of England Education Office works with diocesan education teams to support the training, resourcing and development of school leaders in Church of England schools, diocesan education teams and others in the education sector. Church of England schools are supported by their local Diocesan Board of Education.

EBDOGThe Educational Building and Development Officers Group represents Local Authorities on all issues associated with education, property and capital planning. It is made up of Local Authority Education Officers and property professionals who are responsible for effective asset management of schools, children’s services facilities and other premises within their                                           Local Authority.

IWFMThe Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management is the pioneering body for workplace and facilities management professionals. It shares best practice and knowledge with the profession and supports its member’s professional development through internationally recognised, regulated qualifications, short courses and training.

RICSThe Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is the global professional body promoting and enforcing the highest international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. The RICS accredits over 130,000 qualified and trainee professionals, and any individual or firm registered with the institution is subject to its quality assurance.

ASCLThe Association of School and College Leaders is a leading professional body representing about 19,000 school and college leaders in all phases across the UK. It works to shape
national education policy, provides advice and support to members      and delivers first-class professional development and infrastructure.