AISNSW understands that independent schools are unique, multi-faceted and dynamic environments committed to growth and improvement in all areas impacting their school community. In recognition of the need to collect and use robust data that reflects independent schools’ distinctiveness, we have created a comprehensive suite of surveys.

Perspectives: Your School in Focus

Collect and use robust data across five evidence-informed domains that will enable you to grow, develop, improve performance, and celebrate your school’s strengths and achievements.

Perspectives: Staff Wellbeing

Collect information about your school’s most valuable asset, your staff, to understanding their needs in a systematic and evidence-informed way. Data can be used at strategic and operational levels.

Perspectives: Graduating Year 12

Collect information from your graduating Year 12 students and their parents to help your leadership team understand the impact of the school’s whole educational offering from a unique viewpoint.

This provides invaluable information for the school’s leadership team as they investigate ways to better meet the needs of their community. The data collected may be used to inform future priorities, goal setting and action planning cycles. It can also support strategic planning and reporting practices.

The survey items are built on a rigorous evidence base and have been statistically validated.

Reporting of the survey data occurs in three formats:

The suite of surveys is provided at a cost of $20,000 per survey window. An AISNSW member discount applies and Australian Government funding through the Choice and Affordability Fund is available to support eligible independent schools. For more details contact Tiffany Roos, Director: The Evidence Institute. (email hyperlink)

It can be helpful to determine how your school compares with other independent schools in the areas surveyed by the Perspectives tool. We can provide you with the following Comparative Reports tailored for your school:

  • Comparative Report Summary – compares the school’s means at domain and dimension levels against the aggregate dataset of other independent schools – $495 + GST
  • Comparative Report Stakeholder – compares the school’s means at domain and dimension levels detailed per stakeholder group against the aggregate dataset of other independent schools – $495 + GST.

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This survey is based on a broad range of current wellbeing research and aims to capture the perceptions of teachers, non-teaching staff, and school leaders about their own wellbeing. The aspects surveyed include:

  • Demographics
  • Attrition
  • Positive sense of self and outlook on life
  • Supportive relationships/belonging
  • Purpose
  • Autonomy
  • Self-efficacy
  • Resilience
  • Coping strategies
  • Capacity to handle occupational challenge
  • Physiological wellbeing/stress
  • Psychological wellbeing/stress
  • Voice and professional recognition
  • Preventative measures
  • Feelings about work
  • Mental health continuum.

This survey provides important information for the school’s leadership team as they investigate ways to better support the needs and build the capacities of their staff. The data can be used to inform future priorities, goal setting and action planning cycles. It can also support targeted professional learning in the wellbeing field.

Reporting of the survey data is provided to the school leader in two formats:

  • Full Statistical Report – graphs for each item from each stakeholder group
  • Full Text Report – free text comments from respondents organised via stakeholder group.

The Perspectives: Staff Wellbeing survey is provided at a cost of $2,450 + GST. AISNSW member schools can access the discounted member rate of $1,950 + GST. This service will become available for schools to access in Term 2.

Undertaken by Year 12 students and their parents, this survey can be used in conjunction with Perspectives: Your school in focus or as a standalone.  Perspectives: Graduating Year 12 provides items which are specifically relevant to the context of school leavers. These include:

  • Impact of the school’s vision, mission and values on the young person
  • Purposeful learning
  • Post school intentions and destinations
  • Leadership skills
  • Alumni intentions
  • Demographics
  • Overall rating of their school experience
  • Free text responses.

This survey will provide information for the school’s leadership team as they seek to understand the impact of their school’s offerings on specific cohorts, individual young people and their parents. The data can be used to inform future priorities, goal setting and action planning cycles. It can also support reporting and strategic planning.

Reporting of the survey data is provided to the school leader in two formats:

  • Graduating Year 12 Students report – all item graphs and full text comments
  • Graduating Year 12 Parents report – all item graphs and full text comments.

The Perspectives: Graduating Year 12 survey is provided at a cost of $2,450 + GST. AISNSW member schools can access the discounted member rate of $1,950 + GST. This service will become available for schools to access in Term 2.

Expression of Interest