Your needs as Start-Up, Young, Growing and Established Schools

Different international schools have different needs. At Consilium Education we also see what that they have in common as Start Up, Young, Growing and Established international schools. Click on each group to see what we think schools should be thinking of at different stages in their development.

Briefing for Start Up Schools

Briefing for Start Up Schools

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Start-up schools are either in the a pre-launch phase or the first two years of operation. The excitement of having a blank page for planning is overshadowed by the infinite number of choices before you.

As options emerge, some new ideas may seem attractive but might also contradict your public declarations. You therefore have to work hard at remaining consistent.

Briefing for Young & Growing Schools

Briefing for Young & Growing Schools

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Young schools have not only survived, but grown and developed significantly after their opening two years. However, rapid growth brings its own issues. Expectations inevitably grow: increasingly the young school is expected to perform on a par with schools that have been around for an awful lot longer. With large numbers of new families to be accommodated each year, the school must work hard to establish its culture and push for high achievement.

Rapid Growth can occur at any time in a school’s history. But is it the right thing for your school? If you have decided to embark on or are already involved in a building project or are growing your capacity in any way, you may be interested in our observations

Established Schools

Established Schools

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Productive, successful and a cherished part of the community, even established schools face issues of re-invention. What direction should these developments take if the school is to remain true to its identity while becoming a better version of its old self?