Change is inevitable for schools, too. We help schools identify this change and improvise their processes to deal with the changing environment. New schools develop around innovation, technology, quality education, and being future-ready. Existing schools need to accept changes to envisage a realistic outcome. The nature of change varies depending upon the type of change required and the identification of gaps. Newton Schools review the processes of the existing school, stakeholder observations, and the current market scenario, the teaching methodology, and the planning. This exercise brings out the shortcomings and the stakeholders understand the need to change.
We help articulate the change strategy for visionary schools that seek to be future-ready or are facing a challenge in the current competitive market scenario. The objective is to create a school for the future that is relevant not only for the current demands but also for 5 to 10 years into the future.
The long term output is stabilized operations, improved retention, and increased admissions. The process seeks to evaluate the current strategy and build a coherent strategy for the school’s positioning.
An in-depth gap analysis is undertaken of the school, the competition, and all stakeholders to identify the major areas of change. The change management plan is fleshed out as part of the exercise, with a strategy to identify the drivers of change within the school. In addition to the change of processes and infrastructure, a detailed communication plan is also charted.
Once the transition is underway the stakeholders must also accept or internalize the new ways of working or change. For strengthening and reinforcing the changes, rewards, and positive reinforcements are defined. Also, policies or structures that can help with the control mechanism are created and enforced.