ISC statement: Support for the Government's announcement to improve educational outcomes for children in care

Posted on: 04 Jul 2019
Posted by: Barnaby Lenon

The ISC supports the Government's ambition to enable more children in care to benefit from educational opportunities at independent schools.

Responding to the Government's announcement, Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, said: "The all-round education and pastoral care offered by independent schools can be transformational for a young person and many schools are already supporting vulnerable children.

"The independent education sector is committed to playing its part in our diverse national education system to help give more children the best start, regardless of background. We are working with the Government and, although there is a limit to what we can do, independent schools are providing life-changing bursaries and working ever-closer with our state school partners to unlock new educational opportunities."