ISC response to the Labour Party manifesto
2nd December 2019
Julie Robinson, chief executive of the ISC, responds to the Labour Party's manifesto, which outlines the Party's plan to "close the tax loopholes enjoyed by elite private schools" and seek advice on "integrating" them into the state sector.
Chief executive of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), Julie Robinson said: “It is deeply concerning that the Labour Party is prioritising ideology over improving education for our children and young people. We should be working together to improve outcomes for all children.
“Abolishing independent schools through integration/nationalisation would be an attack on the rights and freedoms of parents to make choices over the education of their children, while punitive financial measures will harm families as well as school staff and communities, heap more pressure on the state sector, swell class sizes and result in higher costs.
Maltman's Green Medal Haul at IAPS Gymnastics Championships
Maltman's Green gymnasts scoop an incredible number of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) National Championships on 23 November, taking the National Champion crown four times!
Once again the Maltman’s Green Gym Squad girls wowed at the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) National Gymnastics Championships at Kent College on Saturday 23 November, scooping a glut of medals including individual Gold, Silver and Bronze for the U9s, individual gold for the U10s and taking team gold in the U9 and U10 categories! Simply incredible!
- GOLD U9 Team National Champions
- GOLD U10 Team National Champions
- GOLD U9 Individual National Champion – Georgia E
- GOLD U10 Individual National Champion – Annabel K
- GOLD U9 Group Sequence
- SILVER U9 Individual – Layla J
- SILVER U11 Group Sequence
- BRONZE U9 Individual – Amber P
- BRONZE U10 Group Sequence
On top of those excellent results, Jessica D took 5th place and Georgia E was awarded the title of ‘Most Artistic Floor Performance’, both in the U9 category.
The competition included Set Vault, Voluntary Vault, Set Floor, Voluntary Floor and the group sequence. The girls put in their absolute best performances receiving top scores and excellent comments from the judges. They competed against over 140 of the country's top gymnasts from over 15 of the best UK Prep Schools. The Maltman's girls consistently achieved medal position, scooping 5 Gold medals between them, and in the U9 category taking Gold, Silver and Bronze to dominate the podium.
An incredible achievement. Huge congratulations to all of the girls!