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.
Read more about ISQ’s advocacy and representation initiatives:
Latest News & Events
ISQ Briefings - July 2019
23 July 2019 - Executive Director David Robertson looks at the intent and relevance of a declaration (such as the Melbourne Declaration) for schooling, while Director (Strategic Relations) Shari Armistead and Design & Creative Sarah Heath examine design thinking as a solution to the 'wicked problem' of school education.Read more
Unlocking Student Potential and Building Brighter Futures at Special Assistance Schools
21 June 2019 - Community demand for schools dedicated to the education of disengaged and at-risk young people is driving ongoing growth in these specialist services in Queensland’s independent schooling sector.Read more