- School registration
This notice provides information about the NESA program for the random selection of government and non-government schools to be inspected in relation to a subset of the requirements for registration Strand B – Quality of Student Learning.
Also see the NESA website for general information for schools selected randomly for inspection describing the features of this aspect of the NESA inspection program.
Strand B – Quality of Student Learning
A total of 13 schools have been selected randomly in relation to Strand B inspections:
Strand B inspections will commence later in Term 3, 2017 and be completed during Term 4, 2017.
The Strand B inspections will focus on the quality of student learning as demonstrated through a subset of the registration requirements.
The particular subset of requirements selected for the 2017 inspections relates to the requirements for:
The following provides a general indication of the materials to be provided in relation to each of the identified requirements. Specific details will be provided by the Inspector when notifying a school of the inspection. The required materials are consistent with the relevant Evidence of Compliance sections of each Manual.
For one Stage of Mathematics (to be specified by the Inspector):
School and/or schooling system materials showing the implementation of school-wide practices for supporting teachers’ professional development as relevant to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
Student welfare with a focus on student attendance
School and/or schooling system materials showing the implementation of strategies to improve and monitor student attendance.
The requirements for curriculum, teaching staff and student welfare, along with all other registration requirements, are described in the relevant Manual for each sector:
The Manuals have recently been amended to provide guidance in relation to the requirements most relevant to the quality of student learning – see Official Notice 27/17.
The relevant provisions of the amended Manuals will be the basis of inspections of schools selected randomly in relation to ‘Strand B – Quality of Student Learning’ in Terms 3 and 4, 2017.
The amendments are transitional and will be subject to further consultation with key stakeholders prior to the end of Term 4, 2017. This will allow for any refinements to be published prior to full implementation for all schools on the 2018 school inspection program.
The Manuals specify the materials to be maintained by all schools at all times in relation to the registration requirements.
Process for schools selected randomly for inspection
For more information, contact:
Senior Inspector, School Registration and Accreditation Directorate
(02) 9367 8156