ISA's response to the SPL Stakeholder consultation.
- Independent schools use the Skills Priority List (SPL) to recruit and employ overseas principals, teachers and other school staff. This recruitment is critical for many schools in the face of current teacher and other staff shortages.
- ISA strongly supports the inclusion of principals, teachers and other school staff in the Medium-Term Stream on the SPL.
- Including principals, teachers and other school staff in the Medium-Term Stream on the SPL will make it easier for all schools to employ much needed staff and will also enable schools to recruit teachers for hard to staff specialist areas such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and for boarding schools and regional and remote school to recruit teachers and staff to fill workforce shortages.