A school needs to spend on a lot of things in order to be competitive and stand out from all the other schools. If you plan on opening up your own school then here are few investments that you need to make:
Invest In Good Teachers
Before investing in anything else, you should first invest in good teachers as good teachers produce good students and that’s what makes a school standout. Initially, it will be difficult to afford them, but over time as more students enroll, it will get easier. You need to have qualification criteria for all the teachers, for example you should make sure that all of them have a degree. You should also give an opportunity to new teachers who want to start their career from your school. However, to ensure that they are good, you could give them an entrance exam and select them based on how well they have performed. If you plan to have Montessori as well then make sure that the teachers have done a course on child psychology and are able to train young kids to read and write.
Make Children Comfortable
In order to ensure that children have their full focus on studies, you need to ensure that they are comfortable. So invest on good quality table and chairs, also the classrooms should be bright so students can see everything clearly. If you don’t have a budget to invest on AC for all the classrooms, then make sure that you get the best ceiling fans so they don’t feel too warm. Also there should be no disturbance so play area should be away from the classrooms. The uniform also plays a role here, some schools have tight skirts for girls and some of them might not be really comfortable in it. In that case allow them to have an option of wearing a pant underneath so they can sit comfortably. Also when they have after school or sports practices, they should be allowed to wear whatever they are comfortable and not make it compulsory for them to play wearing only the school uniform.
Invest On the Transport
There might be really great teachers who would not be willing to work at your school due to transport constraints. In that case you should invest on it and drop and pick every teacher who cannot come by themselves. Also you should have a bus for your school which can be used by students when they go on school trips or to grounds for sports practices. Also if students are required to stay after school for practices or extra classes then too it should be used to drop them to their home. This ensures the safety of children as they might get lost if they travel by themselves.
Lastly, no matter how good your school is there is always room for improvement. So you need to invest on people who understand the psychology of students better, that way you will know what will make them study harder. For example some students will be highly motivated if school moves with the time and invests on things like smart boards.