Strategy Away Days

Do you know it’s time for your next strategy away day with governors or senior leaders, but you’re disillusioned about the whole process? 


Have previous away days failed to result in strategic action? 


We’ve all felt the frustration when a strategic conversation is hijacked by the same old discussion going around in circles. 


There is hope: Away days, done well, are extremely powerful.


What if you could commission a Strategy Away Day for your independent school where you could take a step back, secure in the knowledge that you’ll be focussing on high-quality, facilitated strategic discussion of the issues that matter? 


Where people leave feeling energised, with supercharged strategic thinking skills and a clear action plan.


Sound good? 

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Juliet Corbett presenting


  • Informed and strategic decision-making about the issues that are most pressing for your school

  • Clear next steps to transform discussion on the away day into action on the ground

  • Facilitated opportunity for confidential discussion, allowing all attendees to freely participate 

  • A best-practice approach to independent school strategy development, offering a guided opportunity for attendees to practise and enhance their strategic thinking skills

Strategy Away Days with Juliet Corbett: Avoid the strategy jargon, stay focused on the issues that matter and boost your strategic thinking skills.

"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

Topics covered in recent independent school Strategy Away Days have included:

  • Fee structures and concessions

  • Teaching staff recruitment

  • Income diversification and fundraising

  • School roll growth

  • Bursaries and scholarships

  • Building a culture of innovation

  • Brand positioning

  • Leadership structure and talent development

  • Sixth form offering

  • Gender balance and inclusion

The Wall of Ideas

Ready to elevate your strategy?

Book a call to talk through how together we can build a customised Strategy Away Day for your team, to deliver the outcomes you need for your school.