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School Governance

The Montessori Australia Foundation offers consulting services to Montessori schools and centres on a wide variety of topics and issues. Our consulting services offer supportive advice using a mentoring model to encourage best practice and improve the delivery of the Montessori programme. These services include:

Strategic Planning

MAF offers the facilitation of strategic planning days covering topics such as values-based planning, the environmental context, vision, mission and goals, key elements, the strategic planning process, operational plans and appraisal processes.

School Boards

Espousing good governance, we advise on the key roles and responsibilities of Montessori School Boards and offer practical guidelines and resources and recommendations for cultivating a healthy and productive relationship with the Head of School. We can also be called upon to assist at times of change, expansion, difficulty, or for dispute resolution. With our aim to develop an ongoing relationships with all School Boards, the initial board visit and support phone calls are at no charge. Subsequent visits will be subject to consultant fees and reimbursement of travel expenses.

School Constitution

With the assistance of the Association of Independent Schools NSW, MAF has developed a Montessori specific model school constitution. MAF has provided many schools with support on the issue of school governance and has investigated options to develop a best practice Montessori constitution which will be available to subscribing schools and centres in 2010.

Parent Education

Parent education can be delivered in various formats including parent meetings on specific issues and parent education sessions on Montessori themes. A presentation highlighting the global and national Montessori movement is valuable for both parents, staff and boards.

Programme Consulting

MAF is available for a range of other consulting services including on-site training, staff evaluations, mentoring and support, new or expanding programme development, programme observations and reviews. Consultant’s visits include detailed observations, liaising with key management and staff, providing feedback and making recommendations. Consultants can also be engaged for additional on-site professional development and support. MAF subscribers have an opportunity to have an independent expert visit their school or centre to analyse aspects of their operations to make studied recommendations for continuous improvement. These consultations are undertaken in a supportive and nurturing manner.

Consulting Rates

Our consulting rates are $165 per hour (Rates include GST)

Plus travel expenses and accommodation as applicable.

Consulting Services are available to subscribing schools and centres only. 

Interested in becoming a Consultant?

The Montessori Australia Foundation has a pool of uniquely qualified consultants committed to serving the needs of the Montessori community.

If you are interested in becoming a consultant, MAF offers training and support including orientations and in-depth workshops. Please contact us for information on how to submit your Expression of Interest.