Bursar’s Review Autumn 2020 Sample

3 @the_isba Autumn 2020 Editorial Welcome to the Autumn issue …from ISBA’s chief executive, David Woodgate. Bluett House,Unit 11-12,Manor Farm,Cliddesden, Basingstoke,Hampshire,RG25 2JB T: 01256 330369 E: office@theisba.org.uk W: www.theisba.org.uk @the_isba COMPANY NO:6410037 REGISTERED CHARITY:1121757 CHAIRMAN: Eleanor Sharman CHIEF EXECUTIVE: David Woodgate BSc (Hons) MBA FRSA EDITOR : Gillian Goode BA (Hons) E: gillian@bigpinecommunications.co.uk PUBLISHER Simon Moody PRODUCTION EDITOR: Nicky Rogers T: 01778 391128 E: nickyr@warnersgroup.co.uk EDITORIAL DESIGN: Dean Cole ADVERTISING DESIGN: Natalie Reynolds ADVERTISING MANAGER: Jayne Notley T: 01778 391189 E: jaynen@warnersgroup.co.uk ADVERTISING PRODUCTION: Ellis O'Connell E: productionc@warnersgroup.co.uk PRINTING: Warners Midlands Plc This publication is printed by Warners 01778 395111 PUBLISHING Warners Group Publications,The Maltings, West Street,Bourne,Lincs,PE10 9PH T: 01778 391000 The Bursar’s Review has been carefully prepared, but articles are published without responsibility on the part of the publishers or authors for loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of any view, information or advice included therein.Articles published in the Bursar’s Review do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association, nor can the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association, the publishers or authors accept any responsibility for any claims made by advertisers. As we continue to navigate this pandemic, alternating between implementing rapidly changing regulations and guidance, operating our schools safely and attempting to manage within a volatile economy, one question stands out: how should schools make plans for a permanently changed but continually evolving future? Whilst the sector has been impacted by the crisis in different ways, there is no doubt that it is robust enough to survive, and, indeed, thrive. Schools face new compliance demands, increased costs, and, sadly, parents who are dealing with their own financial challenges. However, this is also the moment that the unique offer of independent education resonates more than ever. How can ISBA member schools begin the process of looking to the horizon and making longer-term plans, while the pressures of the ‘here and now’ swirl around us? In this issue we attempt to answer this question and, on page eight, ISBA’s COO John Murphie explores the challenges, risks and potential gains the next five years present for the sector. Of course, thinking the COVID-19 crisis represents the limit of our challenges would be rather short-sighted as another ‘second wave’ is emerging once again in the form of a no-deal Brexit. On page 12 we provide an update on how different Brexit scenarios will impact movement of people, visas and employment issues, as well as look at its effect on the energy and financial market (pages 14 and 16). The Teachers’ Pension Scheme continues to loom large in many schools’ planning with financial and staffing considerations. On page 36, we feature an update on the recent McCloud and Sargeant cases and what this means for schools who must dance the fine line between financial resilience and attracting the best staff. In amongst all the financial considerations for schools, there is new statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education which came into force on 1st September 2020. On page 26 we explore how schools can continue to make safeguarding their number one priority throughout and beyond the pandemic. No matter what challenge you and your school currently face, whether it is COVID-19 related or otherwise, ISBA’s services are here to help you. Please remember you can call ( 01256 330369 ) or email ( office@theisba.org.uk ) our advice and guidance helpline for a response within 24 hours. We are also continuing to run a series of online webinars for school staff to keep you up to date with the very latest developments affecting the operational management of schools (read more about our professional development programme on page 88). Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – our services exist to offer you the very best value for your membership. David Woodgate Chief executive

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