'Response to ATL press release on teachers’ pay in independent schools

Posted on: 08 Nov 2014

Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of the Independent Schools Council, said:

“The excellent academic results that ISC independent schools continue to achieve is down to the quality and dedication of our hardworking teachers.

“All our schools, by virtue of their independence, are free to set their own pay and timetables for teaching staff. Like many organisations in the UK, independent schools are confronted by rising costs following a long period of austerity and it is a continuing challenge to balance these pressures on costs with the need to keep fee levels down. Nonetheless, there is no doubt that there is a sincere commitment from ISC schools to strive to reward what is recognised as being our greatest asset, our teaching staff.”


Notes to Editors:

About ISC schools

The Independent Schools Council (ISC) brings together eight associations of independent schools, their heads, bursars and governors.

Through our member associations we represent over 1,200 independent schools in the UK and overseas. These schools are ranked among the best in the world and educate more than half a million children each year.

Our eight member Associations are: Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, Girls’ Schools Association, the Independent Association of Prep Schools, the Independent Schools Association, the Society of Heads, the Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools, the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association and the Council of British International Schools.

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