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Sector issues and research

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) engages in dialogue, discussion and debate on a myriad of issues that affect or are likely to impact the independent schooling sector.

ISQ’s flagship research program Our Schools – Our Future, explores key issues and trends that influence and shape schooling, particularly independent schooling, in Queensland or that have the potential to disrupt it in the future. Regular reports are published as part of this program to promote and lead informed public policy debate on current and future opportunities and challenges.

Independent Schools Queensland also provides support to member schools, regarding national research. Currently, support is provided for the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC).

At the national level, the Australian representative body for independent schools, the Independent Schools Council of Australia, issues Independent Updates to keep independent schools in touch with current issues dominating the national education agenda.

ISQ advocates on a broad range of matters. There are several key issues that require the organisation’s ongoing consideration and advocacy based on their potential impact and complexity. Currently, these are:

Latest News & Events

Meeting the Needs of Parents

12 February 2019 -  ISQ ED David Robertson speaks to how independent schools are meeting parental needs and ISQ Director (Education Performance & Improvement) Mark Newham examines the benefits of an early childhood education.

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HALTs are Powerful Influencers

11 February 2019 - A record number of Queensland independent school teachers have signed up to have their teaching expertise and impact evaluated and confirmed through a prestigious national certification program.

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Parents Weigh Up School Choice

6 February 2019 - Independent Schools Queensland has released the latest What Parents Want survey insights into the driving forces that influence how and why parents choose independent schools.

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