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Culture eats strategy for breakfast – The impact of school culture on practice

June 10 @ 11:00 - 12:00

  • Date: June 10, 2024
  • Time: 11:00 – 12:00
  • Cost: TIOB Member Rate – £65, Non-member Rate – £130
  • Audience: Deputy Heads, Assistant Heads, Heads of Boarding, Houseparents, all those aspiring to middle and senior leadership posts
  • Platform: Zoom (online) – webinar

Course Outline:

The famous quote “culture eats strategy for breakfast” will serve as the basis for our webinar on school culture and strategy.  In this session, we will explore the transformative impact of organisational culture on strategic initiatives. While strategy provides a roadmap, it’s the underlying culture that determines a school’s ability to implement and sustain change. Our speaker will

Learning Outcomes:

  • To consider the difference and interwoven nature of culture and strategy
  • How to evaluate and monitor culture in your setting
  • The importance of aligning culture and strategy. 



William Goldsmith

William Goldsmith has a career spanning almost twenty years in boarding education and leadership. He is currently Head of St George’s School Windsor Castle. William is a passionate about a skills and mindset-based learning philosophy and has a background in emotional wellbeing and mental health. He is a founding fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and Royal Society of the Arts.


June 10
11:00 - 12:00
Event Category:


TIOB – The Institute of Boarding