School Policy Implementation

School Policy Implementation – A Journey or a Destination? (Part Two)

The ever increasing number and complexity of school policies that are mandated by law, regulation and school authorities presents an ongoing challenge to school leaders. This two part series explores the myths of policy management and provides practical considerations for a school to consider. Part one highlighted the myths of policy management and implementation, and proposed some key measurements for a school to determine its success in implementing its policies. Part two will provide practical considerations for a school to consider in improving the implementation of its policies and procedures framework.

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Listening Devices and Surveillance: The Fine Line Between Student Safety and Teacher Privacy

A recent case in the United States of a mother secretly recording her child’s teacher through a tape recorder on the child’s backpack raises questions of how similar listening devices would be governed under surveillance laws in Australia. To provide a safe and secure environment for students, it may be necessary at times to record conversations, however it is essential that schools understand the compliance and privacy obligations associated with this risk.

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July 24: School Governance weekly news wrap

Australia Directors of collapsed Mowbray College pursued in court action.  35 directors of Mowbray College, which collapsed in 2012, are being pursued by the liquidators of the school. According to the Sun Herald, families who paid fees are still awaiting money owed to them. The liquidators have initiated a court […]

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