Notes from an online panel discussion at the HMC Conference, Monday 5th October 2020

Introduction – Russell Speirs
I had the privilege of chairing a panel discussion at this year’s HMC conference in which three leading figures in our sector – a Head, Bursar and Chair of Governors from HMC schools – talked about their experience during the pandemic and what they have learned about themselves and the people they work with. The three panelists were:

  • Jesse Elzinga, Headmaster, Sevenoaks School
  • Alison Shakespeare, Bursar, The Perse School, Cambridge
  • Vicky Tuck, Chair of Governors, Charterhouse & Senior Consultant at RSAcademics

After they had each spoken, Clarissa Farr (Senior Consultant at RSAcademics) drew out some of the common threads and then shared additional insights. Clarissa is well known as the former Head of St Paul’s Girls’ School in West London and is now a published author.

To read Russell’s notes on this discussion, please visit this page.


Additional information

RSAcademics supports school leaders and Governors in a variety of ways: