Mike Haines

Mike Haines Member


BA (Hons.) English, Clare College Cambridge


Secondary English Teacher and Head of Department (15 years).
English examiner
Youth Worker

HMI Wales responsible for inspection of early years, primary, secondary, FE, work-based training and initial teacher training. From 1987-2002, Senior Inspector and Head of Inspection Division (Schools and Local Authorities).

Director of Optima Learning, a company founded in Wales to provide education evaluation and support for central government, schools and local authorities.

As Chair of Governors, helped to establish an innovative multi-campus 3-16 school in South Wales.


School improvement; Leadership, curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment, language, humanities and arts.

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