ISC CEO: 'Schools will be doing everything they can to protect teachers' jobs'

Posted on: 28 May 2024

Julie Robinson, ISC chief executive, responded to reports that some staff at independent schools face being made redundant under Labour's tax plans.

Ms Robinson said: “Schools will be doing everything they can to protect teachers’ jobs – teachers are the most valuable asset that any school has. 

“However, the majority of our schools are small, local community schools who cannot cut their running costs by a fifth nor expect parents to pay the extra 20pc that this policy would put on their fees. 

“Between two-thirds and three-quarters of any school’s budget goes on staff costs and this policy would mean many schools will have no choice but to consider all their options, especially as we still have so little detail about the policy.”