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Use our downloadable resources to assess your capacity to grow and to conduct thorough due diligence on each joining school.

Understand where you are now

Review your operating model

Review your current operating model to make sure you have the resource and capacity needed to add a new school.

This process will help you:

  • Understand what you're spending on processes, for both staff and goods and services, and evaluate how effectively these are working
  • Design a central team structure that has the capacity to support a new school

Conduct a SWOT analysis

Doing a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis helps you to think self-evaluatively about:

  • Where you're currently performing well
  • Where you need to improve
  • What opportunities adding a school presents
  • What threats adding a school may pose

Download our template to make sure you get this right: 

Conduct thorough due diligence: download our template

A series of questions to ask  Sources to look at for evidence  Space