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

Which Policies Should a School Board Approve and Which Policies Should It Review?

Boards should be careful to ensure that they fulfill their legal obligations as board members while at the same time avo...

Risk Management: The Third and Final of Three Registration ‘Pain Points’ for Schools.

“I know there are areas in the school where we are not managing risk as well as we should be”.

Using External Providers for Excursions: What Do Schools Need to Consider When Managing Risk?

Schools frequently use external providers as part of their excursions. These include transport, food and activity provid...

Are Your Risk Controls Actually Working? Getting the Information You Need, So You Can Sleep At Night

Many schools have risk registers and provide reports on these registers to the school governing body or executive team. ...

Risk Maturity Survey Results

CompliSpace has created a Risk Maturity Survey for non-government schools. If you’d like to assess your school’s risk ma...

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...