Strategy for Schools
mtmconsulting offers unrivalled expertise in business strategy for schools and colleges. Our multi-disciplinary team is uniquely placed when it comes to helping you make the right moves.
Business development is a core area of expertise for us, and is crucial for all schools and colleges to ensure long-term success strategies. After thorough research of your business situation – assets, financial structure, market penetration, teaching and marketing staff structures, costs, services and competition from other schools and further education businesses – we devise robust and effective solutions to put your business on the right track, set you apart from your competitors and enable you to compete effectively.
Feasibility Studies for Schools and Colleges
You want your school or FE college to grow and develop, but have you the time or the expertise to prepare a feasibility study? mtmconsulting can do the essential groundwork for you, whether it’s opening a new, streamlined school or department, extending the school’s age range or market, establishing new services, creating or acquiring satellite businesses or using your school or college’s site to generate additional income.
Educational Restructuring and Mergers
In an ever-more competitive and complex educational market, you may need to undertake major structural change or form closer links with other educational institutions. mtmconsulting has particular experience in the planning and management of school and college acquisitions, mergers and closures, including the identification of potential partners for mergers and joint operations as well as the sensitive areas of communications and the media.
Risk Management and Contingency Planning
For all schools, it is imperative that a sound risk strategy is in place to ensure that excellent education provision and day-to-day operations can continue in any eventuality, and that appropriate precautions are in place. mtm has outstanding expertise available to work alongside you in auditing your existing contingency planning, developing a risk strategy and risk register, preparing scenario responses and establishing key teams to action these responses.
School and College Management
More than two decades spent working with education institutions, combined with the wide personal experience of our consultants and associates, mean mtmconsulting can help you with major management issues: staff restructuring, timetabling and premises management.
Governor and SMT Development and Training
The strategic role of governance in education grows ever more important. mtmconsulting’s workshops for governors and management teams emphasise this role and can be tailored to your requirements. Topics include strategic planning for school, creating development plans, catchment area and market analysis, educational marketing, communications in schools and colleges, future trends and new legislation.