Independent burden

14th May 2010 at 01:00

Staff in smaller independent schools feel overburdened by "a creeping tide" of legislation, a conference has heard. Graham Gorton, chair of the Independent Schools Association, said the pressure to ensure independents conformed to regulations was prompting members of leadership teams to drop out of the profession. "This is a sad, if not tragic situation," he told the association's annual conference in Bournemouth.

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