An informed decision is usually the best decision. MARIE CAHALANE speaks to MARIA MASON, sales and marketing director at Strictly Education, about how the education sector is changing, how information might be your greatest resource and how Strictly Education is well positioned to support schools, academies and MATs through the challenges ahead
There aren’t many companies that have managed to position themselves so centrally in the education sector as Strictly Education has done – partly because, as an organisation, they’re strictly education. With the schools’ sector their sole focus, they offer a combined range of tailored services – HR, payroll, finance, tech, SIMS support and facilities management, as well as academisation and everything it entails – to over 100 MATs, 500 academies and 1,500 maintained schools. Concentrating on the education sector means that Strictly Education has evolved with it, developing an innate understanding of how the sector has and is changing, as well as how schools can thrive in it. Speaking to Maria Mason, Strictly Education’s sales and marketing director, this is evident; she speaks passionately about how the education landscape is evolving, how schools can and are stepping up to guide and manage this change and about the responsibility of Strictly Education, and other providers, to play their part and share the expertise they have amassed while serving the sector.