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New school year, new challenges

September 22nd, 2017|News|

Every year brings new challenges to the independent schools sector, with the threat of VAT the most topical. Whilst all schools should of course be aware of the potential implications, I believe the introduction of VAT on fees to be unlikely. The recent article in The Guardian stating that ‘Private schools save £522million in tax [...]

A vision for success

September 22nd, 2017|News|

I recall that as a young, rookie Head, I was frequently asked about my vision for the school to which I had been appointed. Indeed, I was asked before I was appointed! Answers would trip off my tongue and I could talk with passion about the future and how we would get there, but at [...]

Strengthening Alumni Relations

September 22nd, 2017|News|

Utilising Alumni to Develop a Strong and Enduring Institution If you’re lucky enough to grow up in a developed country, formal education is a defining experience in the passage from childhood into adulthood. The highs and lows, challenges and accomplishments of school build character, define a path forward and grow invaluable skills to make one’s [...]

Deborah McKenzie joins the MTM team

September 22nd, 2017|News|

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Deborah McKenzie, our Head of Marketing and Business Development. Deborah's impressive marketing career saw her working with Bentley Motors, ODEON and Puddle Ducks, to name but a few. She specialised in the independent sector when she joined Terra Nova School in Cheshire, where she was able to [...]

School governance: the rewards

September 22nd, 2017|News|

It was my old Latin master who declared that the only reason he survived the second world war unscathed was because he 'nunquam voluntarius pro quisquam' (never volunteered for anything). Tales of suicide missions, endless potato pealing duties and latrine digging were offered as a stark reminder of what happens to those boys tempted to [...]