Welcome to School Governance

What originally started off as a blog, has evolved into a website and weekly newsletter dedicated to providing unbiased news, informed analysis and general information on governance, risk and compliance (GRC) issues affecting schools in Australia and New Zealand. Anyone who is involved in the management of schools understands only too well the ever increasing demands being imposed […]

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SA public schools fail health and safety evaluation

South Australia’s public school system failed to meet basic health and safety standards for at least three years, according to a WorkCover evaluation undertaken in 2010. The audit found deficiencies within the Education Department’s performance, classifying it as ‘non conforming’, according to documents obtained by the State Opposition under Freedom of Information. The evaluation found […]

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Student paid $30,000 “hush” money by Department over false porn charges

A former student wrongly accused of visiting hundreds of pornography websites was paid $30,000 in “hush” money by the South Australian Department of Education to remain silent on the matter, according to the ABC. The former student was wrongly accused of accessing pornography through his school internet account nine years ago, when in fact, an investigation […]

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