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The Federation of British International Schools in Asia

Good international schools are exciting, inspirational places. They also present very specific challenges to the people who lead, own or work in them. This is why we have established a world-class team of specialists to support the international expansion of existing school brands and help already-established schools become even more successful.

RSAcademics has advised and supported hundreds of schools since our foundation in 2002 both within the UK and internationally. We support clients in all aspects of strategic planning, marketing, research, candidate search & recruitment, leadership development, governance and philanthropy.

The expertise and experience of our international consultants, including senior leaders of international schools across Asia, provides us with a uniquely in-depth understanding of your market.

Our services for international schools include:

  • Head and school principal appointments – ensuring the best leaders from around the world join the right schools for the right reasons.

  • Establishing a new school – advice and practical support to brand owners who are looking to expand or set up a new franchised operation. We can help schools in the UK and elsewhere understand and weigh up the options and risks, choose partners and negotiate contracts.

  • Strategic marketing consultancy – in many cities or saturated markets, schools need to compete hard for new pupils, develop a new proposition for the changing demographic or work more efficiently and effectively at recruiting pupils. We can help.

  • Appraisals and reviews of school leaders – including providing external mediation and support in contract negotiation.

  • SchoolPulse® - the RSAcademics market-leading suite of online, benchmarked satisfaction and perception surveys for parents, staff and pupils. 

We have also carried out pioneering research among 78 international schools in Asia and the Gulf region. Our report The Art of International School Headship looks at the particular challenges that the leaders and boards of international schools face and is free to access on our website.

Our approach is congenially collaborative, never generic, always expert and rigorous. Together we can help your school to find exceptional leaders, adopt best practice, overcome challenges and achieve its full potential as a happy, successful and growing community of learners and educations.

To discuss how we can help your school,
please email Russell Speirs, CEO and Founder

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