Connecting the Education
and Contract Worlds
It is a fact of life that if we, as individuals, buy any
product or service we are protected by a wide range of consumer legislation.
However, when the school makes a purchase UK
law treats this as a business-to-business transaction, and that means that most
of the legal protections that consumers have vanish.
In short, the law expects schools, as it expects all
businesses, to look after their own interests and to know what they are doing
when it comes to signing contracts. The
legal framework of a purchase or lease arrangement entered into by the school
is that which is laid down in the contract.
It is to help with this difficult area of making
purchases and negotiating contracts that Contract Matters: connecting the Education and Contract World has been
The contents of the book are:
and effective contract clauses
and LA contracts
development and training
role of the board of trustees, school councils, principals and business
suppliers and sourcing
Cat No: 978 0 9876527 3 7