St Mary’s Calne
Conducting in-depth research to ensure St Mary's Calne has a relevant and impactful offering for their alumnae with strategic donor campaign initiatives mapped outView Case Study
"RSAcademics has provided outstanding support for King’s Bruton in our successful capital campaign, raising over £1 million for a new Music School to celebrate the King’s Bruton 500th anniversary."
"It was essential that we had a diverse pool of applicants as inclusion and widening participation is very important to us. RSAcademics understood our aims and produced a list of excellent candidates from different backgrounds. This made selection easier, allowing us to focus only on experience, skills and ability."
"The two appraisals that my Board have commissioned from RSAcademics have been extremely positive and genuinely useful experiences. The process was handled with extreme professionalism and sensitivity, while nonetheless addressing potentially difficult issues, in a clear and constructive manner. Speaking personally, I am delighted and grateful that RSAcademics was chosen to do this work."
"As a result of RSAcademics' advice, the school has grown by a third."
"A top-class combination of professional expertise, intimate knowledge of the field, tact, sensitivity, administrative efficiency and great teamwork. Easily the best support of its kind that we have received in recent years."
"They took enormous trouble to understand the complex nature of our college business streams and our international ethos and were always a pleasure to deal with. I have no hesitation in recommending them."
"St Clare’s has used RSAcademics five times over the last four years (four senior appointments and one consultancy task). We have had excellent outcomes in all cases."
"Our consultant at RSAcademics identified the issues that were strategically important and demonstrated how they impacted on organisational goals. Above all, there was a real passion behind what she did and a genuine commitment to help the management team move forward. A joy to work with!"
"RSAcademics provided us with one of the strongest longlists of candidates I have ever seen."
"The analysis, honestly and positively, shared our shortcomings and then, with warmth and understanding, suggested steps forward. We would certainly work with RSAcademics in the future and can recommend them without hesitation."
"Our consultant was a complete professional throughout, keeping her sense of humour and focussing our attention so that we met the deadlines to make the communications project a success. Incredibly hardworking, patient and intuitive. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend RSAcademics."
"Warm, professional, informative and supportive, the RSAcademics team always advise accurately and honestly. I was highly impressed by the team and their awareness and celebration of my ethnic background. In a world that clearly requires more leaders from the BAME community, RSAcademics are leading the way."
"I would say that we were lucky to find you. All my colleagues on the Board believe we have made a quite outstanding appointment and that this is very much down to you and your team."
"I wanted advice from people who really understood the educational sector, not just in a structural sense but in a psychological sense too. I am a great believer in dreams, beliefs and fears driving great people and I wanted advisors who understood the kind of dreams, the kind of beliefs and the kind of fears that outstanding school leaders, and potentially outstanding school leaders, have."
"I was delighted with the input from RSAcademics and feel that the appointment we have made would not have happened without their input."
"This is the third time we have used RSAcademics for senior appointments and each time we have been presented with candidates that we could not have reached without their network."
"I have been hugely impressed by your service, delivery and attention to detail and, moving forward, your findings will be of immense importance as we formulate our strategic plan."
"RSAcademics carried out the whole recruitment process from beginning to end, very thoroughly, professionally and knowledgeably. The Governors were all very satisfied with the process."
"RSAcademics' detailed level of understanding of the results and how they could benefit our school were impressive."
"RSAcademics' long-standing experience in philanthropy, common sense approach and the credibility they establish with senior leaders from the beginning, were among the factors that led us to choosing this consultancy."
"We haven’t worked with any other organisation for recruitment, branding, marketing or surveys: this is an unequivocal and unbiased endorsement of an organisation which is at the top of its game."
"The survey and analysis enabled us to take an enhanced view of our strategic approach from differing standpoints. RSAcademics were able to read between the lines and understand the dynamics in play. We are delighted with new directions, possibilities and approaches that have been revealed."
"I wish to commend the exceptional and fair process throughout – having gone through multiple recruitment and management teams when pitching for consulting projects, the experience I have had with RSAcademics has been world class."
"The RSAcademics team provided the most exceptional service as we sought to appoint to the newly created post, Foundation Director. Our consultant’s enviable expertise in this area was invaluable and she provided measured and insightful advice throughout. The team immediately understood the brief and seemed genuinely excited by the opportunity to work with us on the project which brought a real sense of energy to the appointment. We were delighted with the field of candidates which was talented and broad in range and we happily made a strong appointment, aided to the very end by our consultant. I couldn’t recommend the RSAcademics team more strongly."