This year DEECD removed the requirement of schools to undergo a formal accreditation process to become a SEAL school. Thus, any school who has an enhancement program can now say they are a SEAL school. There are 37 schools that do actually hold the accreditation and as such want to remain distinct from other schools. As a result we have officially formed The Academy of Accredited SEAL Schools.
A management committee has been established for the academy and a coordinator will be appointed to oversee the accreditation process across all schools; coordinate meetings between the respective schools and the SEAL coordinators; provide PD to teachers; and ensure consistency of processes across all schools.