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Education Investor 2019 Awards – Wild Search Finalists in Two Categories
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Wild Search Managing Director Edward Wild (far right) chairing a recent Education Investor Summit discussion

Wild Search Managing Director Edward Wild (far right) chairing a recent Education Investor Summit discussion

Education Investor 2019 Awards - Wild Search a finalist in two categories.

5th October 2019

Wild Search has been shortlisted for two awards at the annual Education Investor Awards, which will be announced on 4th December in central London. Wild Search’s executive search track record has been recognised within the Suppliers to the Education sector category and our work on promoting the value and contribution of high quality education as a British export has been acknowledged in the Exporting Excellence category. Our latest report, entitled Exporting Excellence, celebrates the success of British schools which have established overseas campuses and was launched in September and was sponsored by AQA and Alpha Plus Group.

 Commenting on the news, Wild Search Managing Director Edward Wild said:

“These nominations demonstrate the breadth, range of quality of the work we do for our clients within the education sector, especially the investor supported schools and colleges. After almost a decade working at a senior level, we continue to engage new clients and undertake new projects for established clients.

This year, our reports have been especially popular and well received, focussing on the benefits and opportunities of schools groups, British schools abroad and the research, with Keystone Tutors, into how parents overseas choose British schools for their children.”

Exporting Excellence: Creating Great British Schools Internationally - latest report launch
The report may now be downloaded  here  or email  research@wildsearch.org  to request a hard copy.

The report may now be downloaded here or email research@wildsearch.org to request a hard copy.

 

Exporting Excellence: Creating Great British Schools Internationally - latest report

9th September 2019

Exporting Excellence – Wild Search’s 25th publication examines the success and future prospects for British schools setting up abroad. It is our third report on the value of British education as an export.

 

Wild Search are delighted to announce the publication of our latest education report which includes contributions from a wide range of heads of leading independent schools. HMC Chair Shaun Fenton, King’s College Wimbledon Head Andrew Halls and Alpha Plus Chief Executive Mark Hanley-Brown all set out their schools’ visions and how they have implemented them. Contributors and schools covered encompass the United States, Africa, China and Kazakhstan and offer a wide range of experiences to form what will, we hope, be a key reference source for schools considering international expansion. Not all schools have pursued the creation of overseas campuses and Eton College’s “radically different route” to developing its reputation and influence through EtonX is addressed by its Chief Executive Catherine Whitaker.

 

In his preface to the report, Sir Stephen O’Brien remarks:

“Feeding minds with high quality education is absolutely essential in enabling all peoples and all countries to develop and prosper…..Exporting Excellence is a welcome and timely report.”

 

Amy Wevill, who edited the report commented:

 “Our first report on education as a British export, also supported by Alpha Plus, was published in 2012 and its sequel in 2017. All three reports demonstrate our interest in – and commitment to – the international influence and benefits which education offers. At a time when Britain’s global trading position is entering a new phase, we hope that this report with its good news stories, will provide inspiration to others and signal the opportunities ahead.”

 
The report may now be downloaded here or email research@wildsearch.org to request a hard copy. 

 
International Inspiration Wild Search Roundtable on Creating Great British Schools Internationally
If you would like advice on building your leadership team to expand your education business overseas, please be in touch.  info@wildsearch.org

If you would like advice on building your leadership team to expand your education business overseas, please be in touch. info@wildsearch.org

 

22nd May 2019


International Inspiration Wild Search Roundtable on Creating Great British Schools Internationally

Those leading independent schools’ overseas endeavours were brought together along with other experts in this area for a roundtable discussion yesterday.

Themes covered included finding the right partnership model, understanding regulations and how they apply, managing risk and approach to language.

Participants welcomed the recent policy paper from the government on international education strategy and said it was promising that the government and the British Council were now more supportive.

It was suggested that, although there was a political and reputational risk with establishing in another market, there is also a risk of not looking to diversify income overseas.

 
Wild Search joins Global Asia Summit
Please contact Daisy Cockrean in the first instance if you would like to discuss a senior appointment with Wild Search. dc@wildsearch.org 0207 233 2230

Please contact Daisy Cockrean in the first instance if you would like to discuss a senior appointment with Wild Search. dc@wildsearch.org 0207 233 2230

 

Wild Search joins Global Asia Summit

25th April 2019

Edward Wild will take part in the 2019 Education Investor Global Asia Summit in Singapore on 15th May. He will take part in a panel discussion on the changing face of K12: Defining your proposition in a competitive market… The conference will engage a wide range of educational leaders and advisers from global and regional businesses, who share a commitment to – and engagement in – the commercial opportunities for education providers in Asia.


Speaking in advance of the Summit, Wild commented: “The summit is timely for Wild Search, following our recent report on World Class Education (in partnership with Keystone Tutors) and our upcoming report on International Inspiration (in partnership with Alpha Plus). It will be a fascinating opportunity to hear from others and learn more about the challenges and opportunities which we can share with the clients we advise on senior appointments in businesses with an international dimension.”

 
Wild Search - International Schools Focus
Please contact Daisy Cockrean in the first instance if you would like to discuss a senior appointment with Wild Search. dc@wildsearch.org 0207 233 2230

Please contact Daisy Cockrean in the first instance if you would like to discuss a senior appointment with Wild Search. dc@wildsearch.org 0207 233 2230

 

International Schools Focus

12th April 2019

Work is underway on our 25th report, and our fourth which considers the growing significance of education as an export. The publication, to be launched in September 2019, will include a range of contributions from those who have established or led British schools abroad. Supported by Alpha Plus, the report will include case studies and recommendations for British schools, academies and groups which are considering international expansion.

 

As part of the preparation for the report, Wild Search Director and Head of Education Edward Wild will be visiting Singapore during May and will take part in the Education Investor Summit: full details here:

https://www.ipevents.net/education-asia/summit/agenda/

 
Academy Trust Appointments
Please contact Daisy Cockrean in the first instance if you would like to discuss a senior appointment with Wild Search. dc@wildsearch.org 0207 233 2230

Please contact Daisy Cockrean in the first instance if you would like to discuss a senior appointment with Wild Search. dc@wildsearch.org 0207 233 2230

 

Academy Trust Appointments

20th March 2019

 

Wild Search recently completed work in partnership with the Sharnbrook Academy Federation in Bedfordshire, resulting in two Principal appointments being made. They are detailed here:

Sharnbrook Academy Principal Appointment

Lincroft Academy Principal Appointment

Chief Executive Iain Denning said of our work:

 Sharnbrook Academy Federation approached Wild Search when faced with the retirement of its two secondary academy principals.

 We wanted to work with an organisation that shared similar values to us, that listened carefully to our requirements and that would enable us to make appointments that would bring strength both to the individual academies but also to the Trust as a whole. We also wanted to work with an organisation that had the resource to take the administrative work away from busy schools.

 From our initial meetings with Edward Wild  where the brief was worked up, to the production of high quality literature co-ordinated by the Wild Search team , to the contacts made with prospective applicants we were not disappointed.

 We felt like we were working in partnership with Wild Search, that they really understood us and that we were getting a bespoke service.

This positive experience continued through to recommendations of suitable candidates from the team, weekly updates on progress to date, opportunities for me as CEO to meet with or speak to prospective applicants, guidance with shortlisting and help in delivering a different type of interview days that really did allow candidates to give of their best and allow us to make two high class appointments.

I can thoroughly recommend Wild Search.

 

To download our recent report, A Sum Greater than Its Parts?, which includes contributions from the Sharnbrook Academy, please click here.

 
A Sum Greater than its Parts? Making Education Groups Work - latest report launch
The report may now be downloaded  here  or email  research@wildsearch.org  to request a hard copy.

The report may now be downloaded here or email research@wildsearch.org to request a hard copy.

 

A Sum Greater than its Parts? Making Education Groups Work - report launch

12th March 2019


Thanks to all those who joined us at King & Wood Mallesons for the launch of our latest publication, the second edition in which we focus on education groups.

Following the success of our first report, Sharing Resources, Securing Success (2017), this second edition further explores how educational standards can be raised through providing a central service and regional and national leadership roles. Contributors include those running MATs as well as other leaders in the education sector.


The report may now be downloaded here or email research@wildsearch.org to request a hard copy. 

Click here for the reflections of Ian Koxvold, Head of Education Strategy, PwC UK.

 
Wild Search Launches Latest Report
The report may now be downloaded  here  or email  research@wildsearch.org  to request a hard copy.

The report may now be downloaded here or email research@wildsearch.org to request a hard copy.

 

16th November 2018


Wild Search Launches Latest Report

World Class Education: A report on education choices for High Net Worth families in the UK and beyond provides a snapshot of global high net worth and ultra high net worth education trends and assesses where the UK fits in.

Thanks to all those who joined us on Wednesday to launch our latest report.

It has been a pleasure working with Keystone Tutors and we are grateful to King & Wood Mallesons for hosting this event.


The report may now be downloaded here or email research@wildsearch.org to request a hard copy.