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Mike Buchanan

Executive Director
Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (Confirmed)

  • Supporting independent schools to flourish as a key part of a diverse and liberal education system
  • Attracting high quality career-changers to the independent schools sector, with over 30% of Ashford School’s staff previously engaged in other careers
  • Enhancing the school experience by recruiting people who have worked in other fields before going into teaching
  • Allowing professionals to teach the subjects they are qualified for and bringing a different perspective to the classroom
  • Changing the way schools approach teacher training through the HMCTT and implementing effective school-based training schemes for those accessing the profession