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

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. 

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

In the first part of this four part series, we discussed the background to the changing excursion landscape and the infl...

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

Schools have a legal duty to take reasonable care to protect students, and court cases show that this duty can extend ou...

Social Media and Effective Complaints Management - Embracing Complaints to Improve and Move Forward

Principals and school staff have always had concerns about the ‘carpark gossip’ that takes place when a disgruntled pare...

The Boarding Standard-Queensland Government Schools are Now Aboard. Will your School Miss the Boat?

There are currently 189 non-government boarding schools across Australia and the legislative and regulatory requirements...

ATAR Assessments - Do the States and Territories Have it Right or are They Pushing Overworked Teachers to the Brink?

A recent article in The West Australian raised a number of issues that seem to be gathering interest across the country.