"The team at Grebot Donnelly (GD) helped us to establish a set of key messages, and gave us a plan for consistently sharing them with all our key stakeholders using a wide variety of communications channels. GD supported the school’s central aims and visions at every stage – which immediately supported the processes and procedures within the school. GD’s approach focused not only on external profile raising, but on ensuring internal buy-in at every stage. The creation of communication strategies had an immediate impact, as did GD’s support with planning and timeframes to keep the school’s messages and profile consistent. The team at GD also trained all senior staff and governors on how to manage responses, and tailor them to specific stakeholders and press."
KULJIT RAHELU, HEADTEACHER
"Our vision of becoming a community hub and virtual all-through has been realised through our work with Grebot Donnelly and partnership with a local E-ACT primary school. Students are proud to say they go to Parkwood, parents and the local community are engaged and excited to be part of our future, and the outstanding choice in first-choice applications speaks for itself."
MIKE WESTERDALE, PRINCIPAL,
PARKWOOD ACADEMY, SHEFFIELD
"Grebot Donnelly helped us develop and implement a borough-wide approach to the marketing of secondary school education. They provided a strategic and practical approach, always working in close partnership with us to ensure that all stakeholders were considered and consulted. The level of understanding and experience Grebot Donnelly bring is invaluable. We are grateful for their expertise and are very pleased with the quality of their work."
JAN MARTIN, FORMER HEAD OF EDUCATION,
MERTON BOROUGH COUNCIL
"Grebot Donnelly helped us celebrate our school and go out into our community with new confidence. The training for Front of House staff and Marketing/PR group empowered our staff and governors, and improved our understanding of the importance of marketing the school in a positive way, highlighting and celebrating what makes us special. The confidence we gained through working with Grebot Donnelly was recognised by Ofsted in May 2012 (awarded ‘outstanding’)."
MICHAEL THOMAS, SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGER,
JESSOP PRIMARY SCHOOL
"Thanks to Grebot Donnelly our local reputation has improved. We are well known for all the right reasons and, under their guidance, we continue to engage with our various audiences in a consistent and considered way that directly supports our goals and long-term objectives for promoting the Academy."
ANDREW CREES, BUSINESS AND FINANCE DIRECTOR,
NORTH BIRMINGHAM ACADEMY
"SSAT has partnered with GD for a number of years, supporting newly established academies as they worked to establish themselves as successful and desirable schools. The professionalism and expertise of GD is highly valued and the feedback we receive is always enthusiastic and appreciative. There is no doubt that GD helped these schools to make a big difference. Recently SSAT has been pleased to work with GD to provide training for office staff and I'm delighted to say that the training has been well received and highly evaluated.”
BILL WATKINS, OPERATIONAL DIRECTOR,