School Governance

Craig D’cruz

Craig D’cruz
With 37 years of educational experience, Craig D’cruz is the National Education Lead at CompliSpace. Craig provides direction on education matters including new products, program/module content and training. Previously Craig held the roles of Industrial Officer at the Association of Independent Schools of WA, he was the Principal of a K-12 non-government school, Deputy Principal of a systemic non-government school and he has had teaching and leadership experience in both the independent and Catholic school sectors. Craig currently sits on the board of a large non-government school and is a regular presenter on behalf of CompliSpace and other educational bodies on issues relating to school governance, school culture and leadership.
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Recent Posts by Craig D’cruz

Suspensions and Expulsions: Are They Still Valid Sanctions?

Figures regarding school disciplinary processes collated by the ABC indicate that suspension and expulsion rates are gen...

Complaints and the Governing Body - Who Deals with Complaints Regarding Your Governors?

Before we begin to discuss the issue of complaints and your governing body, it is important to re-visit the basic defini...

COVID-19 and School Closures - Is Your School Ready to Go Back to Online Learning at Short Notice?

The headline was eye-catching: “Principals losing their minds as pressures mount for schools to close”. The media had id...

Governance Finances - Do Your Governing Body Members Understand Their Financial Accountability?

According to the Australian Tax Office (ATO), teaching and learning about taxation and superannuation should be an integ...

Schools and Overseas Students: Government Announces Fee Exemptions for CRICOS Registration – Current and New Applications

Pre 2020, the overseas students education sector in Australia experienced substantial growth resulting in it becoming Au...

Schools as First Responders - The Unsung Heroes

In a recent article in Education HQ, a six year research project by Professor Carol Mutch (Critical Studies in Education...

Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Brought Schools and Students' Families Closer Together?

Parents as Partners (in the Education Process) In a recent article in The Educator, Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ)...

Restarting Boarding: Issues for Schools to Contemplate

Where We’ve Got To What we have learned from government responses to this pandemic is that expecting certainty of policy...

Returning to ‘Normal’ School Operations: Key Things to Consider

Preparation For The Return of All Staff And Students Towards the end of Term One, schools were gearing up to educate the...

COVID-19 and the Risk of Leadership Change

How Many Experienced Principals Are Now Contemplating Early Retirement? According to the Educator in their 2019 article,...