Ascot State School is one of only eight schools who are
accredited partner schools in the Queensland Academies Partnership Schools(QAPS) network. Current membership of QAPS encompasses schools from North Coast
Region, Metropolitan Region and South Coast Region. Member schools are both
primary and secondary schools and all are strongly committed to delivery of
quality learning for teachers and highly capable students. Schools in the
network meet four times per year in host schools, with a focus on research,
policy and practice, collaboration and capability development.
The network is
led by a Governance Committee and Executive and Ascot plays a strong part in
this leadership. As a partner school, Ascot is able to offer our families
opportunities to apply for specific enrichment and extension programs from Year
3. These programs assist parents/carers to identify pathways to attend an
Academy in secondary school.
The Professional Development Network (PDN), is a not-for-profit educational, Queensland schools’ network organised by school leaders for school leaders. It operates in partnership with Griffith University and is designed by a dedicated committee of School Leaders, Metropolitan Regional Advisors and Griffith University staff.
The PDN provides professional development activities with a focus on STEAM for leaders and aspiring leaders in Brisbane, Ipswich and surrounding areas.