As Alice Cooper captured the rowdy spirit of the last day of school in 1972 with his rock song ‘School's out for summer’ we approach the end of another academic year with an upbeat question - is it time to wind down to enjoy a half dozen or so weeks of RRR – rest, relaxation and reflection?
In the words of William Shakespeare - "All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players" - we suggest schools exist on their own stage setting with pupils taking centre stage. Visiting any school or college you experience life in true 4D. The question is not "to be or not to be?" but "how do you bring your setting to life 24/7?"
When recruiting staff in your magnetic field is your school attractive or repellent? Possibly a deeply personal question but intensely important at this time of turbulence; recession, Brexit, a global pandemic to name just a few recent challenges!
Don’t we all love a toolbox - whether it’s for stationery, mechanical, DIY, crafts…….? But what about a creative toolbox?
Warning: Just to keep the January blues away for a little longer, this article should be read alongside this specially chosen blog playlist – a blend of resolutions, leadership and marketing views.
Schools may have had to shut their doors, for now, but that doesn’t mean engagement with your current and prospective families can come to a standstill.
The need for schools to have a clear vision and a core set of values that underpin all that they do, and a concise communication strategy aimed at all key stakeholders is more important than ever.