Thriving in an ISI inspection

Mike Buchanan - HMC Executive Director


Mike Buchanan is an active Reporting Inspector who leads audits of quality and compliance against statutory regulations in all types of independent schools in England.


His more general experience covers leadership coaching and business development with United Learning, one of the largest and most successful multi-academy trusts in England, and as a National Leader of Education, This includes providing leadership development and coaching for senior and aspiring senior leaders; evaluating the business and educational potential of schools; identifying business partners for new international schools and teacher training; reviewing standards, advising on effective safeguarding and organisational leadership, and the leadership of Ashford School, Kent.

Are you confused about how to prepare for and approach and ISI inspection? Do you know how best to present the single central record (SCR) to ensure you are compliant? Do you have a clear strategy for compiling and presenting your self-evaluation (SEF)? Are you collecting the evidence that will support your judgements? This workshop will cover all of these questions and more from the perspective of the school to help you ensure you have what you need. Examples of the SCR and SEF will be presented as the basis of discussion.

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