Report: Rethinking Strategy in Independent Schools

The Rethinking Strategy in Independent Schools report sets out a best practice approach to strategy which is fully adapted for independent schools.

The report includes:

  • Best practice recommendations for strategy development and implementation in independent schools

  • Why it is important to build a culture of strategic thinking across your school

  • Trends in strategy development in the UK independent school sector

  • An easy-to-follow primer in strategy and strategic thinking, tailored for independent school governors, heads and senior leaders


Two handy checklists will follow the report to help you implement the recommendations.

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This report will help if:

  • Your school has a strategic plan but you want to speed up implementation: check out Section 4 on building a culture of strategic thinking. 

  • You are involved in writing a new strategic plan for your school: the report will give your governors, head and senior leaders best practice advice on every step.

  • You’re a governor, head or senior leader in a state school: all of the best practice recommendations are equally applicable to state schools.


What next?

  • Use the Strategy and Strategic Thinking Checklists to guide you step-by-step through the recommendations. These will be emailed to you after you download the report.

  • Contact me for a free consultation about how your school could benefit from the best practice approach outlined in the report. 

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Contact me to book a free consultation phone call to talk through how my approach to strategy could help your school.

Who I've helped

"Juliet is excellent at giving us concrete advice on the next steps forward in securing an exciting future for Mount Kelly amid challenging times. She facilitates intellectual reflection and then puts answers in front of us which form a clear and achievable roadmap. Juliet adds real value in her work and I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending her."

Guy Ayling, Head Master, Mount Kelly

"Juliet has facilitated a number of strategy review meetings with our Senior Executive Team. She brings a great depth of knowledge and relevant experience to the task and we have found our sessions to be fast-paced, well-directed and most enjoyable. It certainly has been a successful partnership for us and has lifted the organisational weight off our shoulders so that we could focus exclusively on developing a coherent and comprehensive strategy for Blundell’s. We look forward to working with Juliet again in the future."

Bart Wielenga, Head, Blundell's School

"I’ve engaged Juliet now in two different schools. We were looking both to equip our staff with greater strategic awareness and the ability to think strategically, and also to do the thinking needed towards refreshing the Foundation strategic plan. We engaged Juliet because she is excellent at facilitating group workshops that are both enjoyable and effective at delivering on the goals for each particular session. If you need an independent sounding board and consultant to bring a structured and enjoyable approach to refreshing a strategic plan, look no further. Juliet has a great combination of sector knowledge, clarity of thoughts, skills and experience. She is excellent."

Andrew Gordon-Brown, Head, Kingswood