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Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher (HALT) certification

As a Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher certifying authority, Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) provides a nationally consistent approach to certifying teachers according to the advanced career stages of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).

Certification, which is overseen by AITSL, provides a way for outstanding Queensland independent school teachers to be recognised for their expertise and their impact on colleagues and students.

Teachers certified by ISQ as either a Highly Accomplished, or Lead teacher will be recognised nationally by all systems, states and territories who participate in national certification. Read about the sector's successful HALTs.

Read more in ISQ's HALT Certification Service information brochure.

Recognising the Impact of HALTs in Queensland Independent Schools

In 2018, ISQ commissioned the Queensland University of Technology to investigate the influence and impact of HALTs participating in ISQ’s certification program. 

The project involved interviews and surveys of HALT candidates, their school leaders and mentors, and an examination of a sample of teacher portfolios.

The research found the impact of these teachers extended beyond their own classrooms to their colleagues and wider school community.

The findings also commended ISQ’s approach to certification, which goes over and above the national requirements by embedding extensive professional learning support, school-based mentors and principal and school leadership buy-in.

Read the key findings.

 

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