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

A Risk Schools Often Miss: Insufficient Governance Training for Governing Bodies

A quick literature search can provide many methods which, if applied effectively, would enable your school to develop an...

School Fees in 2040: On the Basis of the Current Educational CPI, Will Non-Government Schools Price Themselves Out of the Market?

Non-government schools are funded via a number of sources-most notably, school fees, per capita funding from Commonwealt...

World Teachers’ Day - October 25: Will Your School Celebrate Your Staff?

World Teachers’ Day is being celebrated in Australia on 25 October and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School ...

Duty of Care in a School Environment - How Long is a Piece of String?

Over the years, we have published many articles regarding duty of care in schools. A quick search of the School Governan...

The Sergeant Major: A School Disciplinarian from Yesteryear, Today or Tomorrow?

There have been a number of recent media articles in relation to violence in schools including about escalating violence...

Boarding and Tax Breaks: Should the Government Do More to Assist our Farmers?

Boarding schools assist parents living in rural and remote areas (sometimes overseas too) to provide their children with...

Managing Unwarranted Parent Demands: How Does Your School Manage Parent Expectations?

As discussed in our School Governance article last week, a new education-related Act has been assented to in South Austr...

Boarding Staff and Training: How have you mitigated your risks for staff training?

According to ABSA, there are over 190 non-government boarding schools in Australia. In addition, there are many governme...

The Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities – Part Four

As has been discussed in the first three parts of this series of articles, schools need more effective ways to deal with...

The Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities – Part Three

There is a multitude of laws and guidelines that schools are required to factor in when planning an excursion.