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Advocacy & Representation

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) provides a united and powerful voice for more than 200 independent and member schools in Queensland.

ISQ not only represents and promotes the unique needs of independent schools, but also advocates strongly for maintaining their autonomy and supporting parent choice in education through school diversity. In times of policy and funding reform, ISQ is a persuasive champion for the interests and needs of independent schools.

ISQ provides strong and effective representation and advocacy by:

  • developing and maintaining constructive working partnerships with state and federal Education Ministers, their staff and senior departmental officers
  • working collaboratively with the peak national body representing independent schools, Independent Schools Council of Australia, and other state and territory-based independent school associations
  • representing the interests of independent schools on a large range of boards, committees and advisory groups
  • lodging submissions on government policy or funding proposals which may impact independent schools
  • commissioning quality research, data and policy analysis to lead and inform policy debates and discussions
  • working collaboratively with key state bodies across all schooling sectors
  • providing a strong representative voice for independent schools in traditional and social media.

ISQ Initiatives

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Latest News & Events

ISQ Briefings - Enrolment Diversity and Artificial Intelligence

18 February 2020 - In the first 2020 issue of Briefings, Executive Director David Robertson draws on the latest enrolment data to present the changing face of the sector, while the opportunities and challenges Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents for schools are examined by Director (School Improvement & Performance) Mark Newham and Project Manager (Educational Data & NAPLAN) Kate Crowe.

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