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. This is particularly timely as many schools are making important strategic decisions in relation to changes in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, opportunities for international growth and possible future tax changes.

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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.


This report will help you 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 the first 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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Sounds useful?

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 delivered an inspirational session for Walhampton's Senior Leadership Team and all of us were buzzing afterwards. A heartfelt thank you. Here’s to bringing some excellent ideas together, in a meaningful and strategic way, in 2020."

Titus Mills, Headmaster, Walhampton Preparatory School

"Juliet Corbett conducted a most excellent workshop as part of a start of term INSET day for staff. Building strategic thinking capacity within schools could not be more important and, without exception, the staff at Truro School were full of praise for the quality of Juliet’s presentation, the strength of her grasp of a school setting, and the clarity of her understanding about the challenges facing schools. I have since invited Juliet back to work with my governors and SLT where we have followed her strategic planning framework to really good effect."

Andrew Gordon-Brown, Headmaster, Truro School

"Juliet delivered an energetic, insightful and interesting Strategy Away Day for our Development Office. The content was pitched perfectly for the stage we’re at, and the delivery was fluent, thoughtful and just the right pace. She helped us gain a new perspective on what we've achieved so far, furthered the team's strategic thinking abilities and guided us through the process of strategy development. I highly recommend Juliet’s expertise and approach, wherever you are in your strategic journey."

Salima Virji, Development Director, Highgate School

"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

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