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ATL: Number of privately educated on the rise

The number of children being privately educated has risen at its fastest annual rate since the 2008 recession, a poll has found.
The annual poll, conducted by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), found that 45.7% of 1,243 teachers in independent schools had seen an increase in pupil numbers.
This figure rose from 39.8% who reported they had seen a rise in 2013, and is the highest positive response to the question since 2008.
This increase is in spite of private tuition fees rising by more than 300% since 1990, according to a report commissioned by Killik & Co in July this year.
This highlighted the fact that annual day fees were £2,985 on average in 1990 compared to £12,700 per year in 2014.
Four in ten teachers answering the ATL poll also said they had received no pay rise or a 1% pay increase in 2014.
This is while two thirds were required to work more than 48 hours weekly, while 25% said they worked more than 60 hours per week.
ATL general secretary Mary Bousted told The Daily Telegraph: “Schools are expecting staff to do more and more but are not paying them for it, despite the fact that schools are full and fees have increased, leaving staff feeling underappreciated and deflated.”

Posted on: 12/11/2014

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