Independent Public School


The creation of Independent Public Schools is an exciting recent development in Western Australian public education. Subiaco Primary School was selected to become an Independent Public School for 2011.

In collaboration with the school community, as an Independent Public School, Subiaco Primary School has set our strategic direction, through the Subiaco Primary Business Plan 2014-2017.

In order to operate with more autonomy, as an Independent Public School we are afforded a number of flexibilities. These include selection of teaching and non teaching staff and management of finances though a one line budget.

Although we are called an Independent Public School, we remain part of the public school system. Like all public schools, Subiaco Primary School is obliged to comply with relevant legislation, industrial agreements and whole of government policies and initiatives.

As part of the Federal Government initiative to promote Independent Public Schools, Subiaco Primary School was one of three Western Australian schools selected to demonstrate how the IPS initiative has positively impacted schools. The two minute clip can be viewed Here.

Independent Primary Schools Review

In July 2016, Subiaco Primary School underwent an extensive review by the Department of Education Services. The purpose of this independent Review was to provide an assurance to the Minister for Education, the Director General of Education and the school community on the extent to which the school has met its commitments as outlined in its Delivery and Performance Agreement (DPA) and associated Business Plan.

IPS Review Findings

Governance and Accountability

The various responsibilities of Independent Public Schools include:

  • Compliance and legislative requirements
  • Requirements of an Independent Public Schools
  • Public accountability
  • Governance
  • Compliance and legislative requirements
  • Requirements of an Independent Public Schools
  • Public accountability
  • Governance
Download Responsibilities of an Independent Public School

Information for Parents and Communities

Frequently asked questions for parents and community members about the Independent Public School initiative.

Download IPS Parent Leaflet
 
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