School Governance

Jonathan Oliver

Jonathan Oliver
Jonathan is a Principal Consultant working with CompliSpace education clients. He has more than 10 years experience in the school sector as a teacher, compliance and legal adviser and more recently as a Business Manager. Jonathan has been a solicitor for nearly 30 years and worked in both private practice and community legal centres.

Recent Posts by Jonathan Oliver

Questions of Liability on Excursions - School, Staff and External Provider Liability

Over the past few months, CompliSpace held a four-part webinar series about navigating excursion risk management. The re...

COVID-19 Return to School: Schools Under the Microscope

The official government advice in relation to children returning to schools after the COVID lockdown is lengthy and requ...

Staff Training is Essential to Manage Risk During the ‘New Normal’

The Purpose of Policies You may have heard the phrase ‘Policy to Culture’ but what exactly does it mean? To understand t...

Duty of Care and Online Learning: Suggestions for Schools

The Duty of Care Principles Duty of care is a legal concept that has its origins in the common law principle of negligen...

COVID-19 and Online Learning for Students

The closure of schools in the way that is being mooted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and is sail...

Business Continuity Risk and COVID-19

One of the biggest challenges for schools falls under the general heading of business continuity. Our recent School Gove...

Risk Management: Bolted On or Built In?

The International Federation of Accountants recently released an enterprise risk management (ERM) thought leadership whi...

Good Governance Principles: If Not Why Not?

The requirement for schools to be properly governed is an almost universal requirement for school governing bodies aroun...

ASIC Report – Corporate Governance Taskforce, Director and Officer Oversight of Non-Financial Risk Report: Some Insights for School Boards

On face value the Corporate Governance Taskforce: Director and Officer Oversight of Non-Financial Risk Report (ASIC Octo...

Assurance – The Forgotten Element in Many School Risk Management Systems

Many schools have a risk register that seeks to identify organisational risks, rate those risks and set out the control ...