School Governance

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...

Assessments of Overseas Student Policies and Procedures: What are Authorities Looking For?

Schools can only enrol and deliver education services to students in Australia on a student visa if they are registered ...

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...

Properly Considered Risk Assessments for Excursions: A Crucial Part of Excursion Risk Management

In many schools, the teacher who organises an excursion is responsible for planning it and preparing the required paperw...

The Royal Commission’s Recommendations on Redress and Civil Litigation — Update

The Royal Commission’s Redress and Civil Litigation Report In several previous articles, we have discussed the responses...

Why Recording Safety Incidents Leads to a Safety Culture

Schools in all states and territories must notify their safety regulator and keep records of the most serious of safety ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...