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Monday, 19 Dec 2016

2017 amendments to the 'Registration Process for NSW Government Schooling System Manual'

BOSTES 48/16

Who needs to read this notice:
Directors, Public Schools NSW
Relevant Directorates within the Department of Education

Effective from 1 January 2017

The Minister for Education has approved amendments to the Registration Process for the NSW Government Schooling System Manual (‘the Manual’).

The amendments follow the passing of legislation to establish the NSW Education Standards Authority (‘the Authority’), including changes to the legislation underpinning school registration.

The Manual is amended on a transitional basis to encompass the period on and from 1 January 2017 until the Board of the Authority meets in 2017 and either confirms the amendments or requires changes to be made.

The amendments relate to:

  • replacing the good character requirement with a fit and proper person requirement (section 4.10 of the Manual)
  • a greater focus on the quality of teaching and student learning (section 4 of the Manual)
  • the risk based approach of the Authority with a focus on the determinants of student learning (section 3.1 of the Manual)
  • changing references to ‘the BOSTES’ to ‘the Authority’ and other minor edits (various sections of the Manual).

The Manual constitutes the rules of the BOSTES which, under legislated savings and transitional arrangements, continue to apply when the Authority commences on 1 January 2017.

The amended Manual can be downloaded from the Registration process for the government schooling system section of the BOSTES website.

Please note that the web version of the Manual is the most up-to-date Manual at any time.

A tracked changes copy of the amended Manual is available from the Registration process for the government schooling system section of the BOSTES website.

For government schools, further information about the Department’s system processes:
Bruce Inwood
Director, High Performance
Leadership and High Performance Directorate
NSW Department of Education
(02) 9266 8625

General enquiries about the process of the Authority:
Stan Browne
Senior Board Inspector, School Registration and Accreditation Standards
(02) 9367 8156