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Induction processes for new 'responsible persons'

Proper governance of a non-government school requires policies and procedures for the induction of new ‘responsible persons’ for the school.

Evidence of compliance

The ‘responsible persons’ for a registered non-government school must have in place and implement policies and procedures for the induction of new ‘responsible persons’ with specific reference to:

  • an induction process for new ‘responsible persons’ including, at a minimum, the mandatory successful completion of a NESA approved training program by a NESA approved training provider3 in relation to proper governance prior to taking up the role of ‘responsible person’ or within three (3) months of becoming a ‘responsible person’ for the school

  • a school-based induction program to provide each new ‘responsible person’ with a copy of the following documents

    • a copy of all the school’s documents, policies and procedures specified at 5.9.3.1 of the Manual and any other key policy document for the school
    • the school’s most recent audited financial statements
    • recent minutes of meetings of the school’s ‘responsible persons’
  • maintaining evidence that each new ‘responsible person’ has received a copy of all of the documents specified above

  • maintaining a register of the induction process identifying the following details for each new ‘responsible person’

    • name
    • date of becoming a ‘responsible person’ for the school
    • position of responsibility
    • details of any qualifications and/or experience relevant to the particular position of responsibility
    • details of the successful completion of a NESA approved training program in relation to proper governance (date(s), provider, nature of training)

  •  retaining the register of induction on and from 1 September 2014 and retaining each entry into the register from the date of entry for a minimum period of seven (7) years before archiving or disposing.

 

 

 

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 3Approved providers of governance training programs are published on the NESA website from time to time.

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