Running a School: Systems, Part 8

Your strategic objective should have indicated how you will be doing business. Let’s assume you are the foreign, native-English-speaking teacher-owner-operator (TOO) of the aforementioned English school, teaching general English and test prep to adults and children....

Running a School: Systems, Part 7

You now have your organisation chart and strategic objectives. You should know what business you’re in, what your company will look like when it’s finished, what your product it is (and it ISN’T English lessons), who your customer is and you should know how much money...

Running an English School: Managing Staff

Once teachers are employed, they then have to be managed. At Modern English, we provide a structure under which teachers can work, but also give them freedom to implement their own ideas. This comes in the form of a curriculum and admin system that take a lot of the...

Running an English School: Training Teachers

Training can be a huge headache for small schools. It is great if the teacher you have just recruited has several years’ classroom experience and a TEFL certificate of some kind, though be sure to check they are actually familiar with everything their course or...