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

Failure of School Boards: One of 12 Key Risks

CompliSpace has published a white paper that identifies what we have determined to be the 12 Key Risks for school boards...

How Can We Attract and Retain Quality School Principals When 70 Per Cent May Retire in the Next Five Years? (Part Two)

The issues that we raised in our first article regarding the ongoing problems faced by many principals are now being dis...

How Can We Attract and Retain Quality School Principals When 70 Per Cent May Retire in the Next Five Years? (Part One)

Leadership in Schools According to The Educator, approximately 70 per cent of Australia’s 10,000 school principals will ...

Students who are MIA at the Start of the School Year

A New School Year Dawns Students who fail to attend school at the commencement of the academic year because they have be...

Transgender Teachers: A teacher is a teacher. Does gender really matter?

In response to this question, the answer is probably ‘yes’ in some circumstances but ‘no’ in most circumstances. 'Transg...

School Students on School Boards - Can they vote on the principal's employment?

According to a recent article in The Age, from 2018 Victorian government school students will have a say in hiring princ...

Parent Complaints - the move from the car park to social media

School car parks were always a convenient place for parents to congregate and ‘chat’ either before school or, more often...

‘Stronger Communities, Safer Children’ – Do your students consider that your boarding community is a safe place?

This is National Child Protection Week - ‘Stronger Communities, Safer Children'.  This week, NAPCAN want to emphasise th...

Boarding does not work in a vacuum – it is an interdependent component of the total school experience

There are nearly 200 non-government schools in Australia that cater for boarders. In addition, there are many government...

National Child Protection Week 3-9 September: ‘Stronger Communities, Safer Children’

This Sunday marks the start of National Child Protection Week, which is coordinated by National Association for Preventi...