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Provisional registration of an established school

Inspectors consider any documentation provided by a school and observations from an inspection visit in order to form opinions about compliance with the requirements of the Education Act in relation to registration.

When it is an Inspector's judgement that there are concerns that the school may not comply with the requirements, the Inspector will discuss these concerns with the principal (or equivalent) and provide an opportunity for the school to provide further evidence of compliance.

If, following consideration of any further evidence of compliance the school provides, the Inspector continues to have concerns that the school may not comply with the requirements of the Education Act in relation to registration, the Inspector will prepare a report that includes advice that the school be placed on provisional registration.

Where advice is provided to place an existing non-government school on provisional registration, the proprietor and the principal (or equivalent) of the school will be given written notice detailing those registration requirements with which, in the opinion of the Inspector, there are concerns that the school may not comply.

The proprietor and the principal (or equivalent) will be provided with the opportunity to make written comment to the Registration Committee regarding the advice of the Inspector.

Following consideration of the Inspector's advice and any written comment from the proprietor and/or principal (or equivalent) of the school, the Registration Committee, under delegation, will determine whether it intends to make a recommendation to the Minister that the school should be placed on provisional registration until such time as the situation is resolved.

The proprietor and the principal (or equivalent) will be informed in writing of the Registration Committee's intention to recommend to the Minister that the school be placed on provisional registration and may seek an internal review of the decision.

If the Registration Committee or, following an internal review, the Board, is satisfied that there are concerns as to whether the school is complying with the requirements of the Education Act in relation to registration, the Registration Committee or, following an internal review, the Board, may recommend to the Minister that the school be placed on provisional registration.

In these circumstances, under the Act, the Minister may issue a certificate of provisional registration for the school that specifies the period of provisional registration. This may mean that the period of registration of the school is reduced.

If the school is placed on provisional registration, parents of students at the school must be notified in writing by the school of the provisional registration status of the school and the consequences of the registration status.

If, at the end of this or any further periods of provisional registration, the requirements of the Education Act in relation to registration are found not to be complied with, the Registration Committee, or, following an internal review, the Board, will recommend to the Minister that the registration of a non-government school be cancelled.

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