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Meet our people

Mike Buchanan

FED Council Member:

Mike Buchanan is the Executive Director of HMC, the English-speaking world’s oldest association of Head Teachers. From 2005-2018 he was Head of Ashford School, part of United Learning, where he oversaw its transformation from a small girls’ school to a thriving all-age, co-educational day/boarding, independent school of over 1,000 children and young people.  Mike has experience in secondary education, all-through schools and boarding, and has held a variety of leadership posts in London and elsewhere.

He helped to establish three new, state-funded schools in London and Kent. He is or has been a trustee of several independent and state schools in the UK and internationally, a trustee of a children’s charity, a Reporting Inspector, a UK National Leader of Education and a qualified Executive Coach. He was elected as a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching in 2018 and became Chair of the International Positive Education Network (UK/Europe) shortly thereafter. Born and educated in Australia, he made the mistake of falling in love with an Englishwoman. He plays at being a farmer in the UK.

Mike’s interests are in school culture and climate, coaching, leadership, inspection, character development, the use of positive psychology in education and the role of independent schools within the worldwide educational landscape.

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Thursday 17th September

Register for event

18.00 – 20.00

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Please note, you will receive further information about how to attend the event closer to the time.

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