School Governance

COVID-19 Resources for Schools: Policies, Checklists, Professional Development and More

As you are likely aware, Victorian Education Minister, James Merlino, has announced that Term 2, 2020 would be delivered...

Keeping the Safety Net Intact: Child Protection in a Remote Learning Environment

Schools are one of the main safety nets for children in relation to abuse and neglect. This is evidenced by the fact tha...

Online Learning: Is Your School Ready to Engage?

There are many pedagogical and other considerations, in addition to the IT requirements and dealing with the risks assoc...

Survey: Impact of COVID-19 on Staff Professional Development

Student learning isn’t the only learning affected by COVID-19. Staff professional development (PD) has been affected as ...

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...

Making a List and Checking it Twice: The COVID-19 Version

Recently, we have published several articles to assist schools to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Sch...

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...

Schools and Pandemics: How Well Prepared Are You and Your Staff?

Without wishing to sound like a character from a movie, the term “pandemic” is derived from the Greek (πᾶν) pan, meaning...

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...

Complaints Handling and the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

Having complaints handling policies and procedures is a legal requirement for schools across Australia but ensuring comp...