- Independent Schools
- Searches & Drug Testing
- Starting a New School
- Withholding Reports
|Submitting a Complaint|
It is important to note that not all independent schools are members of ISASA. ISASA is not an education department that owns and controls its schools, but a membership-based service organisation providing professional services to its members. Schools are independent, and enjoy the status of a private organisation, and therefore ISASA cannot interfere in their internal affairs.
Nonetheless there are procedures in ISASA for investigating serious allegations that might affect the school’s membership in terms of ISASA’s requirements.
ISASA cannot take up an individual parent’s cause and will only consider the matter if it receives written, substantially supported allegations of practices that are in conflict with the standards of the Association, and then only as a basis for further inquiry.
In such circumstances ISASA can conduct a confidential inquiry with the knowledge of, and in conference with those concerned. Depending on the outcome, ISASA will activate its internal disciplinary process that can result in either suspension or termination of membership.
The advice ISASA gives to parents is as follows:
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