Strategic planning for schools


Our approach to start-up and long term strategic planning enables schools and organisations to remain fully focused on their objectives, while responding confidently to changing circumstances that are beyond their control.

We know how challenging strategic planning can be. Over the past 20 years we have made decisions in some difficult circumstances as school leaders and advisers – for example during the South East Asian currency crisis of 1997 and after the banking crisis of 2008. Drawing on our experience of “interesting times”, we can facilitate your planning to enable you to establish long term direction, while preparing for the unexpected.

logos-7-steps-3School priorities must be seen in context and so we will always conduct a short analytical overview of your position in  7 Areas for Action when we are engaged to carry out training or facilitation. We use the same approach when coordinating start-up master planning and when preparing a school for an accreditation or inspection. It

Mission, Vision and Strategy

This approach to planning suggests that direction is maintained by having a clear Vision for the future, while the Mission is the compass which charts the course towards the identified goals, whichever way the wind is blowing. The three year strategy document or new project master plan is the chart used to plot the course, but the element most likely to be adjusted in the short term as the organsation reacts to fair winds or foul. Mission and vision, however, are both unchanging.




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