Record keeping in schools: If it’s personal how long should you keep it?

How long should a school store the personal information of its former students? David Griffiths (Managing Director – CompliSpace) Although this is a simple question, a simple answer is not generated. In an era where data is vast, yet can be stored indefinitely, the reach of future inquirers must be considered in formulating a policy […]

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What are your school’s top risks for 2014?

Workplace Health and Safety compliance has been identified as the key risk for schools for 2014, according to a recent survey of school administrators at a workshop in Perth. The top 10 risks identified in the impromptu survey held at CompliSpace’s Non-Government School Governance Risk and Compliance Workshop were: 1. Workplace Safety 68% of respondents identified Workplace, Health […]

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Independent schools embrace risk management: Survey

More than two-thirds of independent schools have a dedicated senior staff member responsibile for enterprise risk management (ERM), according to a recent survey of more than 100 bursars from across Australia and New Zealand. The survey, conducted at the recent Association of School Business Administrators (ASBA) Biennial Conference by the accounting and advisory firm Nexia […]

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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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