National Certification Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher (HALT) Information Session

PL # 11591

  • Starting on 28 Feb 2018
  • Cancellation permitted until 22 Feb 2018
  • Event registrations closed on 22 Feb 2018

Delivery Format :

Event registration is Closed


This information session is for teachers who are interested in, or wanting to apply for National Certification as a Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher.  It will outline the requirements and processes for applying for National Certification.
In this session we will outline the certification process including Stage 1 and 2 of the process, time-lines, costs and the support that AISWA offers.
National Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers has three primary purposes:
  • Recognise and promote quality teaching
  • Provide an opportunity for teachers to reflect on their practice
  • Provide a reliable indication of quality teaching that can be used to identify and recognise Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers.
AISWA is the certifying authority for teachers from Independent schools in Western Australia and provides information sessions;  workshops on developing and annotating submissions of evidence; and advice on preparing for site visits.
Taking on the challenge of completing the National Certification for Highly Accomplished Teacher has been a thoroughly rewarding process.  As I worked through the standards and all the descriptors, I found that I became more aware of how I was functioning as a teacher.  It truly was not only the best, but by far the most in depth, reflective practice I have ever completed.  Having colleagues watch me teach was also highly rewarding.  We are all so busy and often don't have the time or the opportunity to really talk in depth about what or how we are teaching certain content.  I thoroughly enjoyed making the time to do this with my mentor teachers.  It has given me real pride in knowing that I am working competently in the best interests of my students, my school community and of course my own practise.” Jane Upson 2014


Samantha Wynne (AISWA Staff)

Early Childhood Consultant

Samantha Wynne <span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Samantha is an Early Years and School Leadership and Teacher Quality Consultant at AISWA.  She is a nationally certified Lead Teacher and brings with her over twenty five years practical experience in early years classrooms.  Sam is a passionate advocate for best practice and pedagogy in the early years and is committed to respecting children, childhood and families. She has held the roles of Lead Teacher and Curriculum Leader K-6 at Lance Holt School in Fremantle before commencing full time at AISWA in 2017. 

Sam attended the first AISWA Scotland Study Tour in 2012 which led to her involvement in the writing and editing of the AISWA Publication Nature Pedagogy (2015). As part of her role at AISWA she has presented on Nature Pedagogy and Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Pedagogy and offers school support to AISWA schools.  

Sam supports AISWA schools in National Quality Standards including the development and implementation of Quality Improvement Plans and Principal Audits. Sam co-ordinates the National Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers (AITSL) and the Graduate Teacher program for AISWA schools

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Event Segment

Date / Time

28 Feb 2018 Starts: 16:00 Finishes: 17:30

Delivery Format : In Person

AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)

PL Hours : 1.50

Learning Area

  • Leadership

School Area

  • Preschool (PK-K)
  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Leadership

Event Contact

AITSL Standards