The Development of Montessori St Nicholas Charity (MSN) 2015-2018
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” – Margaret Mead
Our strategy document, called Vision 2020, outlines a set of ideas, principles, important priorities and the key activities intended to take MSN to the next level. This document reflects our undiminished ambitions for the future and our overarching strategy remains to rationalise our in-house operations whilst adopting a business model that will generate income streams from our more commercial activities and so support the development of our charitable arm.
This strategy has been developed through a consultation process. By drawing on the ideas, expertise and in-depth knowledge of staff in MSN and on our ambitious drive for excellence, the consultation has resulted in a strategy which is challenging, relevant to the changing educational context and true to Montessorian values and distinctiveness.
This strategy consists of key strands supplemented by more specific and detailed threads and operational tasks. Only the strands are identified here.
Strand 1: DEVELOPING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR SUSTAINING THE WORK OF MSN INTO 21st CENTURY
Strand 2: DEVELOPING THE CHARITY ARM OF MONTESSORI ST NICHOLAS (MSN)
2015-16 will be used to identify workable ideas in preparation for increased charity activity from 2017 onwards.
Strand 3: DEVELOPING MONTESSORI SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION (MSA)
Strand 4: DEVELOPING MONTESSORI CENTRE INTERNATIONAL (MCI)
Strand 5: DEVELOPING LONGACRE CHILDCARE LTD (LCL) INTO EXEMPLARY MONTESSORI NURSERIES
Strand 6: PREPARING FOR FUTURE OF ST NICHOLAS PREPARATORY SCHOOL