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House of Lords debate: Maintained and independent schools 

In a debate in the House of Lords, Lord Lexden (Con, former general secretary of ISC) asked the government "what assessment they have made of the progress of partnership work between maintained and independent schools."

Parents signing up for Latin lessons to give their children the edge at school

Colfe's School in London, received press attention recently for their innovative Latin enrichment programme.

High 5 as new netball tournament brings local schools together

Three international Loughborough Lightning stars put girls and boys from 10 Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire state primary schools through their paces as Trent College hosted its first U10 High 5 Netball Tournament on Tuesday 17 January. Ella Gibbons (Scotland), Peace Proscovia (Uganda) and Vanessa Walker (Jamaica) passed on their expert tips during a 45-minute ‘warm up’ training session, before ea…

York school partnership helps pupils make a Breakthrough

Children from across York have come together to answer the question: “What is the greatest breakthrough in human history?” At an Independent State School Partnership (ISSP) event at St Peter’s School, Year 7 pupils from schools around the city heard presentations on fire, numbers, the Enigma Code, the aqueduct, the printing press and the planting of the first seed. From there, pupils from the di…

Thinking of setting up an independent-state school partnership? These 10 Dos and Don’ts might help...

  If you’re looking to set up a new partnership or build up an existing one, there are a few pitfalls to avoid.  Here are some suggestions, compiled from experience and not at all exhaustive or instructive, but might form a useful checklist for colleagues. DO build on an existing link and keep it subject specific (at least at first).  Personal contact is absolutely vital.  You’ll know the peop…

Lord Nash to attend school partnerships event on 16 November

We are delighted to announce that Lord Nash will be attending the 'Better Together' discussion which will be taking place on 16 November. Extra tickets for the event at Westminster School have been released. If you would like to come, please email nia.bozkurt@isc.co.uk stating your role and affiliation.  The programme for the evening has been finalised and is outlined below.  “The How and Why of…