HMC Affiliation for Heads of School

We are delighted to provide details of a programme of support for Heads leading senior schools in foundations or all-through schools, which offers the opportunity to become an Affiliate of HMC.

The number of Heads of Schools in foundations and all-through schools led by an overarching Principal or CEO has increased significantly over the last few years, and the role is becoming ever-more complex and challenging. HMC are therefore increasing the support available to Heads working in foundations and all-through schools led by a member of HMC through developing this Affiliate programme.

Affiliates of HMC benefit from many of the services available to full members of the association, including:

  • Professional development courses and conferences
  • Formal and informal networking opportunities
  • Access to HMC new heads’ induction courses, mentoring and appraisal
  • Collegiality and individual personal support in times of challenge/crisis
  • Specialist educational advice and guidance from HMC’s expert senior staff.

Further benefits:

  • Subscription to the HMC weekly newsletter and other advice, guidance and policy information
  • Attendance at HMC Divisional meetings (by agreement with the related HMC member and the HMC Division)
  • Attendance at Spring Conference (by agreement with the related HMC member)
  • The Member Zone of the HMC website
  • One-to-one support and advice from the HMC Directors of Member Services, Education and Communications
  • Annual salary & benefits benchmarking survey
  • HMC Teaching Careers website
  • HMC’s lobbying, policy, partnerships and external relations work
  • HMC/AGBIS Good Governance Programme and other governance support from HMC’s work with AGBIS
  • Use of the HMC branding and logo, within associated guidelines

HMC Affiliate Subscription

The subscription to become an HMC Affiliate is £2,750 per annum, representing a significant reduction in comparison to full membership. There are no limits on the number of Affiliates permitted per foundation. The application process is straight-forward and does not require an accreditation visit.

Click here to register online

The HMC Affiliate programme is also available to colleagues in international schools. Please contact [email protected] for information on international Affiliate subscription.

Additional costs may be associated with particular services such as Professional Development provision, mentoring, appraisal etc.