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Education of a kind or for children of a kind

Evidence of capacity to comply

If a proposed non-government school is applying for registration as a school providing education of a kind, or for children of a kind, documentation must be provided that:

  • describes the children of a kind for whom it is proposed the school would provide an education
  • explains how the proposed curriculum would meet the needs of potential students
  • outlines the proposed total number of teaching hours per Year/class for each course/learning area
  • provides an overview of the proposed school's educational program indicating:
    • the scope and sequence of learning/units of work in relation to each course/learning area for each Year
    • resources and equipment available for each course/learning area
    • an assessment plan indicating how students’ performance in each proposed course will be assessed, monitored and recorded
    • the proposed process for reporting student achievement
  • the proposed process for maintaining evidence relating to the standard of teaching that includes:
    • consistency between the various elements of the school’s curriculum including NESA syllabus outcomes, scope and sequence, teaching programs, assessment records and samples of student work
    • records of teacher reflection/evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching and learning activities
    • records of the progressive achievement of students over time
    • records of the school’s analysis of student achievement data to inform teaching and learning
    • records of teaching strategies to meet the learning needs of students from a variety of backgrounds and learning profiles, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • evidence relating to student engagement in learning, that includes records of:
    • students’ learning progress over time
    • teaching strategies and programs designed and implemented to meet specific learning needs of students across varying student backgrounds and learning profiles, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • describes how the proposed school, if secondary and applying for registration only, will inform parents of students in writing each year that the proposed school will not be eligible to enter candidates for the award of the Record of School Achievement  and will indicate the consequences for potential candidates for that credential of the proposed school not being accredited.

Where a non-government school is applying for initial registration to provide education for children of foreign nationals, the teaching staff must hold qualifications that are deemed appropriate by the relevant education authority (or equivalent) to teach the curriculum being delivered.

 

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