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Advocacy & Representation

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) provides a united and powerful voice for more than 200 independent and member schools in Queensland.

ISQ not only represents and promotes the unique needs of independent schools, but also advocates strongly for maintaining their autonomy and supporting parent choice in education through school diversity. In times of policy and funding reform, ISQ is a persuasive champion for the interests and needs of independent schools.

ISQ provides strong and effective representation and advocacy by:

  • developing and maintaining constructive working partnerships with state and federal Education Ministers, their staff and senior departmental officers
  • working collaboratively with the peak national body representing independent schools, Independent Schools Council of Australia, and other state and territory-based independent school associations
  • representing the interests of independent schools on a large range of boards, committees and advisory groups
  • lodging submissions on government policy or funding proposals which may impact independent schools
  • commissioning quality research, data and policy analysis to lead and inform policy debates and discussions
  • working collaboratively with key state bodies across all schooling sectors
  • providing a strong representative voice for independent schools in traditional and social media.

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Latest News

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".

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