CONSULTANCY SUPPORT

AISNSW education and workplace consultancy staff provide ongoing expert advice and professional support to principals, boards and executive teams in their leadership—to benefit the learning outcomes for all students in their schools—which in turn strengthens the quality of education in schools across the independent sector.

Long term consultancy relationships between AISNSW and member schools result in leaders implementing effective processes and modern workplace environments so they can ultimately focus their influence on the most important work of schools—the future of quality learning and teaching.

Education Regulations and Program Implementation

The AISNSW Education Regulations and Program Implementation Division provides information, advice and support to schools through two expert teams. The Education Regulations team provides advice and assistance to schools across a wide range of Federal and State regulatory and educational policy areas. While, the Program Implementation team is responsible for the delivery, monitoring and reporting for a number of State and Commonwealth funded projects and programs. 


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Finance

AISNSW has responsibility for administering a portfolio of grant programs on behalf of both the Australian and NSW Governments. These programs seek to deliver improved academic and learning outcomes across the broad spectrum of student abilities. The Finance Division works closely with other AIS divisions, whose staff provide the relevant technical expertise to ensure each program’s objectives and accountability requirements are met.


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Governance

The governance functions of school boards are established in common and statute law, and high standards of diligence and care are required from directors and officers of the company in the exercise of their duties. To assist boards of member schools to meet their demands, AISNSW provides advice on school governance issues, facilitates board appraisals and school reviews. A comprehensive range of governance training activities are also offered.


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ISTAA

This unit provides advice and support for independent schools on teacher accreditation. Courses as well as online and email support are provided for teachers who are completing accreditation through the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) at the key stages of Proficient Teacher, Highly Accomplished Teacher (HAT) and Lead Teacher (LT).


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Leadership Centre

The AIS Leadership Centre’s strategic intent: Growing leaders; Inspiring leadership is supported by its purposeto develop authentic, purposeful and visionary people who lead the learning and growth of students, staff and school communities.  A wide range of Career Stage programs, In-school Consultancies Masterclasses and Services is provided for current and future school leaders that draw on effective leadership, nationally and internationally.


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Policy and Compliance

The Policy and Compliance team supports the Chief Executive to advocate on behalf of the independent schooling sector. Consultation with schools and sharing opportunities for schools to engage directly in government consultations underpin the work of this team.  The team coordinates submissions across the gamut of issues of importance to the sector. The team coordinates submissions across the gamut of issues of importance to the sector. The unit also represents the interests of independent schools in the development of cross-sectoral strategies, and works collaboratively with a number of federal and state government agencies on reforms and changes which impact independent schools. 


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Professional Learning

The key focus of the AIS Professional Learning program is to support teachers, leaders and non-teaching staff in independent schools to continue to grow professionally so that improved school outcomes can be achieved and student learning and wellbeing can be enhanced. The program is diverse in both its breadth of focus and also the ways in which professional learning activities can be accessed. Emphasis is placed on supporting schools and teachers to enhance practice in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, ICT, wellbeing and school improvement.



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School Innovation

The School Innovation team is future-focused and has been formed at a time when there is considerable interest in reshaping schooling. Innovation in school education can take place through either significant changes in the use of a particular educational practice or the emergence of new practices in an educational system. The School Innovation team supports schools as they use processes such as ideation and prototyping, and focus on the enabling conditions required to lead significant change. Disciplined innovation suits schools that are seeking to explore new solutions to complex challenges in their distinctive context.



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Student Services

The Student Services team consists of specialist consultants with expertise in supporting students with additional needs related to disability, physical and mental health as well as assisting schools with effective literacy and numeracy instruction. Support provided by the team involves collaborating with AISNSW member schools to assist in addressing the individual needs of students who may require additional planning, support and adjustments with a focus on; disability, academic/curriculum, behaviour/social emotional development, mental health difficulties, gender identity and gender expression, school refusal, or a combination of the above.



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Workplace Management

The AISNSW Workplace Management team consists of trained professionals with expertise in specific areas while working across a range of workplace matters of relevance to independent schools. Team members provide schools with holistic, dynamic and collaborative advice on critical workplace issues. Advice and representation are provided to schools in various tribunals including the Fair Work Commission, the Human Rights Commission, the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board, the Federal Magistrates Court and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.



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