Running a School: Systems, Part 7

Running a School: Systems, Part 7

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 you will need to live happily ever after. Well done. Next come...
Running a School: Systems, Part 6

Running a School: Systems, Part 6

Your business is not your product. Your business is the business itself. You do not, should not or will not work in your business. You own the business. You are the shareholders. You may be the single shareholder, owning all the shares. Even if you are not an...
Running a School: Systems, Part 5

Running a School: Systems, Part 5

It’s also very important to think about your personal life. What you want your daily, weekly and yearly routine to look like. Your hopes, dreams and aspirations, now, in the near and not too distant future, and after you ‘retire’. This should start to tell you some...
Running a School: Systems, Part 4

Running a School: Systems, Part 4

We’re not quite getting started on the systems just yet. First comes your mission, vision and values statement. This may well be one of the hardest things you’ve done. I certainly found it very difficult. A few years ago we restructured to form a parent company which...
Running a School: Systems, Part 3

Running a School: Systems, Part 3

Please note, for those running schools, we will assume you have a great curriculum and qualified, experienced, happy, well-recruited and trained teachers enrolled in a professional development course. You have to realise you are not important. Your business is, but...