School Governance

Jonathan Oliver

Jonathan Oliver
Jonathan is a Senior 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

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 ...

Evaluating Board Performance

Effective and Ineffective Boards In his article published in the Harvard Business Review What Makes Great Boards Great J...

CBA Failures Identified by APRA Panel – Are They Relevant to Schools?

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) released the Final Report of the Prudential Inquiry (Final Report)...

This Board Will Self-Destruct in 3...2...1

The last thing any school executive wants is a school board that is dysfunctional, with open conflict between board memb...