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Queensland independent schools operate in accordance with legislative, regulatory and policy frameworks set and overseen by the Australian and Queensland governments.
It is critical, that as the key advocate for independent schools, Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ), engages strongly with government ministers and their departments to safeguard the autonomy of independent schools while advocating for continuous improvement and reform in key areas of school education policy and operations.
ISQ maintains a strong voice and a seat at the table of more than 140 federal, state and local boards, councils, advisory groups and committees, as detailed in the latest ISQ Annual Report. This representation ensures the needs and interests of independent schools are well represented while also giving ISQ advance notice of any significant reform proposals or changes that could impact member schools.
Submissions and research
ISQ makes formal submissions on significant education policy reform proposals or reviews. These submissions are informed by the sector and backed by ISQ-commissioned research, data and policy analysis, including through ISQ’s Our Schools – Our Future research program.
ISQ keeps Queensland independent schools well informed of its advocacy work and government announcements and updates through publications including executive memos, Briefings, weekly information updates and social media channels such as LinkedIn and Twitter.
National Certification Journey Begins
14 February 2018 - Exemplary teachers in Queensland’s independent schooling sector are putting themselves forward to undergo a rigorous national certification process to confirm their impact in the classroom.
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Early Years Funding Extended
4 February 2018 - Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) has welcomed the Australian Government’s $440 million extension of the National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education to the end of 2019.
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Briefings Volume 22 Issue 1
The January/February 2018 issue of Briefings includes an ED opinion piece "Commentary on Schooling on the Wrong Track", and a research article "Comparative Judgement: An Option for Reducing Marking Loads".