CONTRIBUTOR STYLE GUIDE
Editorial Subject Matter
Schoolmanagementplus.com focuses on the key issues of core concern to the members of a senior leadership team responsible for the successful operation of their school as a functioning business. With broad-based editorial coverage, there are regular sections tailored to the needs of Bursars, Registrars, and Marketing/Development Directors, as well Head Teachers, exploring new thinking and promoting best practice.
We specialise in delivering insightful and engaging content to this non-teaching professional base within independent schools worldwide. Our audience enjoys our accessible, helpful and modern approach to addressing the myriad of issues inherent in managing an independent school business.
A business-to-business resource, our audience originates from a variety of professional backgrounds. Some will be educational specialists whilst others will have come from other sectors such as finance, marketing and fundraising. Consequently, users will have varying levels of experience in any subject under discussion; we therefore encourage our contributors not to assume a level of professional knowledge which may not always exist. Key concepts should be explained and arguments are best understood if they follow a coherent narrative.
We suggest contributions should be between 600-800 words. If possible, an outline brief should be agreed in advance with the editor. Contributors are encouraged to use straightforward, accessible language and to provide checklists and key summaries as appropriate. Here is a link to our style guide for more information: schoolmanagementplus.com/styleguide
We find that articles resonate most effectively with the audience when they share something useful that showcases the author’s perception and understanding of the relevant issues, rather than focusing too much on specific products or organisations.
Articles resonate most with the audience when they share something useful that showcases the author’s perception and understanding of the relevant issues, rather than focusing too much on specific products or organisations.
As commissioner of the works, ISMP will retain “all rights reserved”. You will be able to share the article on social networks but to publish it in full, please credit ISMP and provide a link to the original article.
ISMP also publish non-exclusive articles and content such as press releases, announcements, case studies, videos and events, completely free of charge. These can be lower in word count.
We will also need the Name, Job title, Company name and bio of the author and have an accompanying image, usually a headshot of the author 750px by 570px.
We are always keen to hear from leaders and professionals within the independent school business management community.