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January 19, 2022 // Franchising.com // United Kingdom - A theatre school network franchise has announced the launch of a national Teacher Training Academy.

The inspiration behind the Razzamataz Teacher Training Academy is to provide both opportunities to join the network, progress careers for teachers and to offer current franchisees a strong succession planning route. The Academy is open to teachers, work experience placements, Kickstarters, classroom assistants, admin assistants and Senior students.

“We have been working on this concept for many years and are now delighted to be launching it, despite the challenging few years we have had,” explains Denise Hutton-Gosney, MD and Founder of Razzamataz. “The aim behind the academy is to create stronger teams and a culture of supporting every member of staff to progress their career as well as training each individual to be a better and more knowledgeable teacher.”

There are more than 50 schools within the Razzamataz network, and every teacher will have the opportunity to join the Academy. This will give teachers the chance to understand many different aspects of running a theatre school including safeguarding, data protection, lesson planning and customer service, ultimately improving the offering for students and their families.

“Teachers are the heart of our schools, so it is important that we support and nurture them as much as possible,” explains Denise. “They directly impact the children’s experiences so investing in their training means we are creating the greatest experiences possible for our students.”

The other side of the Teacher Training Academy will be to support current Razzamataz franchisees on their own journey. Many will want to open an additional territory so will need to employ a manager, usually one of their trusted teachers. Others will want to be able to call on a teacher to take on a more senior role if they were to get sick or if they need to take maternity leave. There is also the issue of succession planning and understanding who might take over the business if franchisees choose to sell.

“There are so many different scenarios in the life cycle of a franchisee,” adds Denise. “The Teacher Training Academy will help franchisees prepare their teachers for whatever comes in the future. We say don’t wait until the scenario presents itself, be ready and plan for it.”

Many former teachers have already made this transition throughout the Razzamataz network, with experience showing that teachers really do make ideal Principals, even if they have never had any business experience previously. 

SOURCE Razzamataz

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