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(13) HMC New Members' Induction Part 2 (Kilworth House Hotel, Leicestershire, 31 January - 1 February 2020)

This course aims to: Build on the key issues covered during New Members’ Induction Part I.


This course is for:

New HMC Members who attended the New Members’ Induction Part 1 in April 2019.

Day 1:

11:00 – 11:45

Arrival, registration and coffee

The Dickens Suite, Kilworth House Hotel

11:45 – 12:00

Welcome and introduction

John Watson, Headmaster and Principal, Leicester Grammar School

12:00 – 13:00

Session 1: Development and fundraising

Karen Hartshorn, Director of Development, Pangbourne College, and Chairman of Trustees, IDPE   

13:00 – 13:45

Lunch in the Wordsworth Restaurant

13:45 – 14:45

Session 2: Working with Junior schools and feeder Prep schools

Sarah Kerr-Dineen, Head, Oundle School

Caroline Rigby, Head of Junior School, Leicester Grammar School  

Mark Brotherton, Director of Education, IAPS

14:45 – 15:45

Session 3: Leading teaching and learning, and getting the best from your pupils

Helen Pike, Master, Magdalen College School

15:45 – 16:00


16:00 – 17:00

Session 4: Sustainable staffing and pensions without the hot air

Ian Power, Membership Secretary, HMC

Ian Thomas, Chartered Financial Planner, Pilot Financial

17:00 – 17:45

Session 5: Dispute resolution and mediation

Speaker: Hugo Besterman, Associate Consultant, Anthony Millard Consulting

17:45 – 19:00

Free time

19:00 – 19:30

Drinks Reception in the Library Bar


Dinner in the Wordsworth Restaurant

Day 2:


07:30 – 08:45

Breakfast in the Orangery

08:45 – 09:45

Session 6: Benchmarking your school

Tim Baines, Baines Cutler Solutions

09:45 – 10:45

Session 7: Strategic planning: lessons learned from 20 years of headship

Katherine Jeffrey, Principal, New Hall School

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee in the Library Bar

11:00 – 12:00

Session 8: Creating a culture of wellbeing, and supporting staff in developing resilience

Chris Jeffery, Head, Bootham School

12:00 – 13:00

Session 9: If I’d known then what I know now…

John Watson, Headmaster and Principal, Leicester Grammar School  


Final summing up, lunch and depart

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