Vic principals set to begin peer reviews

Principals from 50 schools across Victoria are set to begin a review of the performance of state schools from this month under a State Government plan to raise the accountability of schools, according to The Age. Under the process, state schools under review will select two principals from across the state and an accredited reviewer […]

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Former principal in Qld court over fraud charges

One of Australia’s top indigenous schools wrongly claimed nearly $9 million in enrolment funding from the Queensland and Federal governments, a court has heard. According The Australian, Djarragun College in far north Queensland claimed funding for hundreds of students who had left the school. The school’s former principal Jean Illingworth has been charged with two counts of […]

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Teachers bullying teachers

We mentioned in our Top Risks for 2014 article last week that bullying amongst staff made a surprise appearance at No.4 in an impromptu risk survey, with 38% of respondents identifying workplace bullying to be a key risk within their schools. So it is worth noting that from January 1 2014, new laws will allow […]

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Concussed kids not receiving proper treatment

Around 40% of children who get concussed on the sports field are not receiving the correct treatment, according to new research. A study of 90 of an estimated 300 children who had admitted to Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital’s emergency department for sports-related head injuries over six months found 27% had not been immediately assessed by qualified […]

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