Following changes to NESA’s teacher accreditation policies, AISNSW has a new Proficient Teacher Accreditation Service available to all member schools from 2023.
This new service enables Independent schools to engage AISNSW to access an AISNSW consultant to act as the Accreditation Supervisor for individual teachers in their school.
This service includes:
- tailored support for individual teachers to develop their practice and finalise their accreditation submission,
- a written report for the principal to use in making their recommendation to NESA about the teacher’s accreditation.
Further information about the features of the AISNSW Proficient Teacher Accreditation Service is available here.
Benefit to schools
AISNSW Teacher Accreditation Consultants currently provide accreditation supervision and support to teachers in over 100 Independent schools who use AISNSW as their TAA. These consultants have a wealth of expertise in supporting teachers to develop their practice and achieve Proficient Teacher accreditation.
Accessing the AISNSW Proficient Teacher Accreditation Service can provide principals with confidence in the support and advice provided to their Provisionally/Conditionally accredited teachers. It enables schools to make accreditation recommendations at arm’s length with the AISNSW Proficient Teacher Accreditation Service providing a robust basis for making a recommendation to NESA about each teacher’s accreditation.
It can also assist schools to direct their human resources and internal expertise to the development and implementation of the school’s curriculum, extra-curricular programs and other school priorities.
There may also be one-off circumstances where the use of the AISNSW Proficient Teacher Accreditation Service is of benefit, such as in situations where there may be a conflict of interest within the school in relation to a particular teacher’s accreditation.
Options to access the new service
Schools may choose to access the new Proficient Teacher Accreditation Service in an ongoing way for all teachers at the school working towards Proficient Teacher accreditation, or as a one-off for individual teachers where the support of an Accreditation Supervisor independent to the school may be of value, such as in a situation where there may be a conflict of interest.
Schools may opt in or out of the service at any time.
To find out more information and pricing for this new service or to engage AISNSW to provide this service to your school please contact Caraline Cloke, Head of Regulation and Accreditation on (02) 9299 2845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.