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Explosive new military thriller, “The Return”, launched by Haileybury Governor

At a time when mainland politicians are trying to make us forget the “Long War” in Northern Ireland, former soldier turned professional writer and member of the Haileybury School Governing Council Chris Darnell has launched an explosive all action thriller onto the scene.
The Return” is a fast paced story set in Ulster and Berlin at the time of the highly charged atmosphere surrounding the Anglo...  more 


What should Schools do about Parental Insurances?

In the last couple of years there has been a shift in attitudes of independent schools towards parental insurances. There have been two reasons for this: firstly, the 2006 Charities Act made it imperative for schools to demonstrate ‘Public Benefit’ in a tangible way e.g by providing bursaries to those who would normally be excluded from an independent education because their parents could not afford the fees. This has soaked up much of the cash which previously...  more 


“A Lost Decade?” The UK Economy and implications for independent schools

The question that seems to be hanging on everyone’s mind at the moment is: what is going to happen to the UK economy in 2012 and when can we expect a return to growth?  Professor Joe Nellis of the Cranfield School of Management, a frequent and popular lecturer at the Annual Haysmacintyre Conference in London, delivered his forecast on Wednesday.  He predicted that any UK recovery was likely to take the form of a “L” shape,...  more 


SFS Group Ltd appointed ISA Gold Preferred Supplier for insurance

We are pleased to announce that SFS Group Ltd has been appointed as a Gold Preferred Supplier to the Independent Schools Association for a three year period. SFS Group has been a niche insurance intermediary in the independent education sector since 1991 and is committed to the long term provision of service to the schools’ community. In a letter of acceptance to the Association’s Chief Executive, Martin Linaker, the Commercial Director, stated “This is an exciting opportunity for...  more