Heads For Heads has been formed to help Independent Schools meet their challenges head on...
As a team, we have the time, professionalism, skills, experience, knowledge and confidentiality to help. We will provide you with policies and we will ensure that your school is compliant with relevant regulations; we will search our database of heads who are looking for new challenges; we will help you with pupil recruitment by initially auditing your approach and then producing a radically different marketing plan.
Recently retired after 24 years of Headship, Mike has been Head of a number of schools in the Midlands and in the North of England.
In 1991, he launched Yarm Preparatory School, growing the school from 0 to 320 pupils over 10 years. He has been a member of IAPS, is an ISI Team Inspector, has been a school Governor, has led many training days in the north east of England and is a member of the National Junior Heads Steering Committee.
He is known for turning around struggling schools. He is a keen sportsman, captain of the village cricket team and an amateur geologist. His special areas of interest include marketing and recruitment, the regulatory requirements of schools, appraisal and the management of schools
Phil has been a Headteacher for 15 years in both state and independent schools. In his last headship, he developed a new 3-18 boys’ only school in the North East, following the merger of two local preparatory schools He is also a governor at an independent school in Scotland, plays the saxophone in a local jazz band, is a keen golfer and a competent dry-stone waller.
He has a particular interest in how children learn and he has lead a number of courses on Learning to Learn, Leadership &Management, Behaviour, Assessment for Learning and Effective Headship Styles in the UK, Canada, USA and New Zealand.