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Staff

Teaching staff of a registered non-government school must:

  • have attained the standard of professional teacher competence determined by the Minister, or
  • be working towards the standard of professional teacher competence determined by the Minister and be under the direct, on-site supervision of teaching staff who have attained the necessary standard of professional teacher competence.

Evidence of capacity to comply

The proposed non-government school must:

  • have in place a feasible workforce plan based on projected enrolment
  • provide an assurance that all teaching staff who will be responsible for delivering the curriculum as described by Parts 1, 3, 7 and 8 of the Education Act will have qualifications from a recognised teacher education institution within Australia or as recognised within the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) guidelines
  • provide documented arrangements for having a teacher accreditation authority that has been approved under NESA’s Guidelines for the Regulation of Teacher Accreditation Authorities for Non-government Schools and Early Childhood Education Centres as published on the NESA website <http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au>
  • provide documentation in relation to how the school will implement the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and other policies of NESA as provided by the TA Act, including:

– processes for supporting teachers in attaining and maintaining accreditation, including the induction, mentoring and professional development of teachers

– processes for improving the collective standard of teaching at the school, including professional collaboration aimed at improving teacher practices and student outcomes

  • identify any course(s) that it intends to offer through study with outside tutor(s) in its first year of operation. Where this is the intention, documented guidelines must be inplace that outline the process to be used to

– verify each outside tutor’s capacity to teach a course

– ensure that in accessing an outside tutor the proposed school would continue to comply with the requirements of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 in relation to working with children check clearances for all persons in child-related work as required

– ensure that NESA curriculum and, where relevant, assessment requirements will be met by each outside tutor

  • identify any course(s) that it intends to outsource to external provider(s) in its first year of operation. Where this is the intention, documentation must be provided that includes

– an outline of the processes that would be used to determine the suitability ofthe provider(s) to deliver the course(s)

– an outline of the processes to be used to ensure that the outsourced courses comprise a minority of each student’s overall pattern of study for each Stage of learning

– procedures to ensure that each outsourced provider complies with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 in relation to working with children check clearances for all persons in child-related work as required

– the respective responsibilities of the proposed school and possible external provider(s) including procedures that will be put in place to ensure that course(s) of study and, where relevant, assessment requirements will be met.

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