State schools should not turn to independent schools to solve their problems!
A leading figure from the independent school sector has stated that “the government should think of it’s own ways to improve state schools rather than turning to the independent sector to solve the problems”. This is the view of Mike Lower, General Secretary of the Independent Schools Bursars’ Association.
Mr Lower went on to say ” there were private school bursars “wincing at the expectation that private schools should be supporting the maintained sector at a real cost to their own schools.” Partnerships where schools lend teachers and expertise to state schools all had a cost, even if money did not change hands, he said.
“From a business perspective, where bursars come from, why should our sector be financially supporting the maintained sector?