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One of ISC’s core functions is to protect and promote the sector through targeted, focused and effective campaigns with policy makers and opinion formers.

We work with all sector associations to present a strong single message on matters of sector concern. We set our priorities through consultation with our member associations. Our messages are underpinned by authoritative research and analysis and are pursued using a variety of means, up to and including litigation.

ISC is already actively engaged with DfE on all of these campaign topics and will respond to all consultations.

ISC Schools that have any comments can e-mail legal@isc.co.uk and/or feedback to their associations.

Tier 4

Over half of ISC schools are included on the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) register of sponsors.

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School Regulation and Inspection

Independent schools are subject to a complex array of legal and regulatory requirements, and new legislation or policy is always under consideration.

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Early Years

Government frameworks for the early years have a major impact on ISC schools catering for the 0-5 year old age group.

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Special Educational Needs and Disability

ISC coordinates the work of the SEND Expert Group helping to share best practice within the sector.

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The safety of pupils is of paramount importance to schools.

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Every independent school is an employer and therefore requires familiarity with employment law and practice.

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6 Jul 2017 Safeguarding

Safeguarding - update July 2017

Information on the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA), the children and social work act 2017 and automated external defibrillators guidance.

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6 Jul 2017 Special Educational Needs and Disability

SEND - update July 2017

The DfE has published data on SEND Statements.

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9 Jul 2017

Subject access code of practice

SAR code of practice: Dealing with requests from individuals for personal information

29 Jun 2017

Tier 4 of the Points Based System – Policy Guidance

Home Office guidance to be used for all Tier 4 applications made on or after 29 June 2017

16 Apr 2017

Tier 4 of the Points Based System: Guidance for Sponsors

Home Office guidance to be used from 6 April 2017