You’re here because you are a school principal or leader that is looking for a strategic plan. We get that. Now like never before schools are turning to a planning process to establish focus, direction and to link the outcomes to the qualitative and quantitative results desired by the school.

Make the most of your new found autonomy

With the level of scrutiny schools are under today via data outcomes driven websites and the capacity for parents to analyse and compare schools, every attempt should be made to take hold of your school’s future. What is right for your school today may not be the case in four years’ time. Planning assists you to stay ahead of the game.

Your competitive space

Just like the business sector, we understand that schools now operate in a competitive space. New levels of autonomy have many school principals motivated to determine uniqueness in what traditionally has been a relatively homogenous space.

With a combined 30 years’ experience working within the education sector the Strategy1st directors understand the dynamic nature of the three school systems in Queensland –State, Independent and Catholic. We also have experience working within the education system in other states of Australia.

Strategy4Schools Planning Scope

The following table illustrates the four levels of planning possible for your school.  For schools at the beginning of their formalised planning process the premium and premium plus planning process is recommended

Strategy4Schools - Planning Packages

Core Element
Standard +
Premium +
Investment – Professional fees start at $15 K$16.5 K$22 K$25 K
Initial meeting and project proposal and scopeYesYesYesYes
Project scheduleYesYesYesYes
Intensive interviews with between 4 – 6 key peopleYesYesYesYes
Outcomes document version oneYesYesYesYes
Full day’s workshop – Major workshop one 8 -12 peopleYesYesYesYes
Current plan gap analysisYesYes
Half day workshop – Refinement workshop twoYesYesYesYes
Draft plan version oneYesYesYesYes
Draft plan version twoYesYesYesYes
Half day workshop – Refinement workshop three (if required)YesYesYes
Draft plan final version threeYesYesYesYes
Council / P&C workshop / presentation YesYesYes
Parent forum(s)YesYes
Staff forum(s)YesYes
Student forum(s)YesYes
Community survey initial testingYesYes
Community survey plan testing YesYes
Quarterly reviewYes
Half yearly reviewYesYes
Yearly reviewYes

Fees subject to regular variation

Sample list of school clients

The following is a sample of the Schools and Colleges that Strategy1st has worked with over an extended period of time:

  • Brisbane Inner Western Schools Alliance
  • Calamvale Community College
  • Canterbury College
  • Centenary State High School
  • Corinda State High School
  • Forest Lake State High School
  • Fraser Coast Anglican College
  • Indooroopilly State High School
  • Iona College
  • Marist College Emerald
  • Stuartholme School
  • St Andrew’s Anglican College
  • St Mary’s College – Maryborough
  • St Paul’s School
  • St Rita’s College
  • The Associated Schools – TAS
  • Toowoomba Prep School
  • Queensland Academies – SMT
  • Queensland School Sport Management Group – QSSMG

Please contact us if you wish to approach any of the above Principals to discuss Strategy1st processes.

Our Experience & Approach

Our experience in working with many schools over the past decade ensures that we have developed an understanding of the sensitivities of each of the school sectors and bring a pragmatic approach to the task.

We don’t just produce an operational plan but rather focus on those ‘big picture’ issues and opportunities that have long term implications and significant impacts on your school.

Most importantly, we believe that our approach to assisting schools with their strategic planning is distinctive for the following reasons:

  • all of the consultants have a teaching background  – we have credibility with educators
  • we combine an understanding of the school sector with an appreciation of the commercial realities facing schools these days
  • our focus is on the development of a plan which is practical and implemented not just published and forgotten
  • we have established relationships with clients that are characterised by their longevity.

Contact us now and get started!