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Thursday 13 June 2019

The House of Commons hosted the inaugural meeting for a campaign aimed at “phasing out private schools”. Will it be successful? Read more

Friday 31 May 2019

The independent sector in the UK is facing several challenges over the coming years. And they appear to be tougher than any previous threats. Economically and politically, the sector needs to prepare to mitigate the risks posed, whether considering the prospects of Brexit (see sidebar) and/or the precarious state of the global economy or try to second-guess the changing political landscape.With fee rises still higher on average than pay rises1, there is an inevitable strain on the finances of the professional middle classes who have previously been the bedrock of support for the sector. Both of the main political parties have an antipathy towards the sector. The travails of the current government could conceivably lead to a Jeremy Corbyn administration at the next election, which brings the threat of VAT on fees2. And either of the Tories or Labour may look to what’s happening in Scotland with the removal of rates relief by 2020. Read more

Friday 16 March 2018

The independent sector in the UK is facing several challenges over the coming years. And they appear to be tougher than any previous threats. Read more

Friday 02 March 2018

Would you like your independent school governors to be better informed? More than 1,600 independent school governors receive and enjoy copies of Governance Insight, the only scenario-based publication that is designed to help them think and act like governors by guiding them through options in potential scenarios, including those for safeguarding, inspections and social media threats. Read more

Wednesday 01 November 2017

It is not unusual for the key school leaders to fall out. Sometimes there is a conflict between when a head wants to spend money and the bursar feels that it is an unnecessary cost. Read more