Bursar’s Review Impact Report 2022

Impact Report 3 safeguarding, data protection, catering, facilities and estates management, HR, technology, anti-money laundering, environmental sustainability, ancillary services and many more. The independent school sector has been no stranger to increasing regulatory, economic and political pressures in recent times. Now, having endured two years of the coronavirus pandemic, independent schools find themselves operating in continued uncertainty with rapidly changing government regulation and ongoing financial uncertainties. As this impact report will show, ISBA has further strengthened its ability to deliver exceptional support services to its members during COVID-19. ISBA will continue to lead the sector in its response to unanticipated changes in government policy, particularly where those changes have an impact on the finances and operating environment of independent schools. This support is not transient. As an example of its enduring commitment, ISBA continues with its work surrounding the rise in the employer’s contributions to Teachers’ Pensions and to support schools as they consider options for pension provision for their sta†. One of these measures is the sector specific pension scheme we have put in place with Aviva and known as APTIS. To date 213 independent schools have opened defined contribution pension schemes with APTIS. The Association is a strong supporter of the wider independent education sector. For instance, our input is provided to the Independent Schools’ Council, of which ISBA is a constituent member, when responding jointly to government consultations and in discussions, at ministerial level, with the Department for Education, HM Treasury and other key stakeholders, including the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Independent Education, and in supporting initiatives such as partnership working. Read on to discover exactly how ISBA’s work helps independent schools ensure an extraordinary education for their pupils.

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