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(36) HMC New Members' Induction Part 3 (Kilworth House Hotel, Leicestershire, 14-15 June 2019)

Build on the key issues covered during Members’ Induction Parts I and 2, and to refresh and prepare Heads for future challenges.


HMC Heads who attended the New Members’ Induction Part 1 at Cumberland Lodge in April 2014 and 2015, and experienced Heads who are joining HMC. Members about to take up a second headship may also find this course of value.
Please note that the dress code is smart-casual throughout the course, including for dinner on Friday evening.

Day 1: 11.15 – 11.45

Arrival, registration and coffee in the Hardy Suite


11.45 – 12.00

Welcome and introduction

John Watson, Headmaster, Leicester Grammar School

12.00 – 1.00

Session 1: The UK Economy

Professor Joe Nellis, Professor of Global Economy, Cranfield Business School

1.00 – 1.45


1.45 – 2.45

Session 2: Developing your brand overseas – knowing the opportunities, understanding the challenges

Nalini Cook and Anthony Phillips, ISC Research

2.45 – 4.00

Session 3: Educational developments

Martin Collier, Headmaster, Haileybury, and Chairman of the HMC Academic Policy Sub-committee   

Mike Buchanan, Executive Director, HMC

4.00 – 4.30

Tea and check-in

4.30 – 5.30

Session 4: You and your Governors - a match made in Heaven?

Richard Harman, CEO, AGBIS

5.30 – 7.30

Free time

7.30 – 8.00

Drinks Reception in the Library Bar



Day 2:

07.30 – 08.45


Breakfast and check-out before 08.45 please.  Luggage can be stored at the back of the meeting room.

08.45 – 09.45

Session 5: Staying fresh in your current role, career planning and preparing for a second or subsequent headship

Nicola Huggett

09.45 – 10.45

Session 6: Strategic approaches to the pastoral care of young people

Shaun Fenton, Headmaster, Reigate Grammar School, and Chairman of HMC 2018-19

10.45 - 11.00


11.00 – 12.00

Session 7: Understanding and motivating staff  

Mike Buchanan, Executive Director, HMC

12.00 onwards

Final summing up, lunch and depart (please note delegates are respectfully requested to leave the hotel grounds by 12.30pm, due to the arrival of a big wedding party).

John Watson, Headmaster, Leicester Grammar School

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