A survey of strategic management practices within kenyan private schools using the British curriculum
Much of the previous research into the strategic management practices within Kenyan private schools using the British curriculum. Not much known local study has focused on the strategic management practices within these institutions. This study therefore sought to fill the existing research gap by carrying out a survey study on the strategic management practices within Kenyan private schools using the British curriculum. The main purpose of the study was to investigate into the strategic management practices within Kenyan private schools using the British curriculum. This research was conducted through a survey study. The target population of this study was the managerial staff working for private schools using the British curriculum. The study concludes that actions under the strategy have been explained and are clear to all concerned. The changes brought about by the strategic plan have been explained and understood by all. Managers allow information to flow freely either way. Decision making is participatory. Junior employees strive to achieve the goals of the organization. There is a focal point for all strategy implementation activities. All functions of the Institution including the Board of Directors and Governing Council are involved in strategy implementation. This implies that it was easy and motivating for the staff to implement since they had been involved in formulating the strategies. The study concludes the staff meets regularly to discuss actions under the strategy. Implementation steps and processes are working correctly. The institution has relevant performance indicators for all activities of the Institution. Evaluation of schools that are vi members of British Curriculum Schools of Kenya (BCSK) involves examining how the strategy has been implemented as well as the outcomes of the strategy. There is a formal, periodic evaluation of the strategic plan. Once the deviation in performance is identified a corrective action is initiated. If the performance is consistently less than the desired performance, the strategists carry a detailed analysis of the factors responsible for such performance. This implies that evaluation is very important in strategy practices.