SA to investigate school registration reform
South Australian Minister for Education and Child Development Jennifer Rankine is inviting organisations and community members to provide submissions on new school registration regulations.
The regulations will cover the registration and regular review of Government, Catholic and Independent schools across the State.
“All children should have access to high quality education and care services,” Ms Rankine said.
The Government passed new laws in 2011 to create the Education and Early Childhood Services Registration and Standards Board.
The Board regulates education and care providers by assessing applications for new or changed schools, as well as conducting quality audits.
The Discussion Paper, available online, is seeking views specifically on our curriculum delivery and school safety, while inviting broader comment from the community.
“Under the new laws, all schools and early childhood services are required to be registered and undergo regular review – to increase transparency and give families more confidence in their operation,” Ms Rankine said.
“We know how important it is for children and young people to have access to education and care services that meet their development and learning needs.
“We want our schools and services to support high achievement, while contributing to the health, safety and well-being of our children.
“Good regulation supports higher quality but doesn’t interfere with a school’s everyday work.”
Submissions can be made by 5pm Friday 5 July.
To access the paper visit: http://www.eecsrsb.sa.gov.au/publications