The so-called ‘serenity prayer’ has always struck me as something that could have been written specifically for headteachers. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,… Find out more
Responding to the confirmation that all pupils in England will return on March 8, HMC General Secretary Dr Simon Hyde, said: “With the phased return of pupils in Scotland and… Find out more
HMC has made representations on behalf of its boarding schools to the DfE (here) and both Scottish (here) and Welsh executives (here). Concerns were raised about quarantine and the return… Find out more
For letter from HMC and its partners dated 05.02.21, see here.
HMC Vice Chair Fiona Boulton said: “The HMC calls on the DfE urgently to clarify its response to the statements made by several teachers’ and headteachers’ unions today, specifically in… Find out more
No school leader wants their premises to close, but they also understand the priority of public health and the need to keep children and communities safe. In view of the… Find out more
Open letter from HMC General Secretary to the Secretary of State, Gavin Williamson, re: testing in schools
To view an open letter from HMC General Secretary, Dr Simon Hyde, to the Secretary of State, Gavin Williamson, re: testing in schools, pls see here.
Statement from HMC General Secretary, Dr Simon Hyde: “The chaotic and rushed nature of the Government’s announcement on the staggered return to secondary schools in January has left many educators… Find out more
On Wednesday, I reached the end of a long, arduous but singularly rewarding term. I was convinced that I had tied up loose ends and written all of my letters… Find out more
HMC General Secretary Dr Simon Hyde has written an Open Letter addressed to the Secretary of State calling for the priority vaccination of teachers and other school staff. To view… Find out more
HMC General Secretary Dr Simon Hyde has issued the following statement in relation to planning for the summer exam series 2021: “It would certainly be preferable for exams to go… Find out more
Following the announcement by the Government that the start of GCSEs and A Levels in 2021 will be delayed, Dr Simon Hyde, HMC Secretary General, said: HMC welcomes the Government’s… Find out more
HMC General Secretary Dr Simon Hyde has written to the Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson to ask him to drop plans to restart school inspections in January. He… Find out more
STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 HEAD TEACHERS HAVE SHOWN EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS TO NAVIGATE THROUGH THE CHOPPY WATERS OF COVID-19. NOW THEY CAN HELP THE NATION TO HEAL,… Find out more