School Governance

Excursion Risk Management Webinar Part 3 of 4: Summary and Key Takeaways

On 21 May 2020, CompliSpace held the webinar “How is Your School Currently Managing Its Excursion Process?” (Webinar), p...

Excursion Risk Management Webinar Part 2 of 4: Summary and Key Takeaways

On 7 May 2020, CompliSpace held the webinar “The Issues and Complexity of Managing Excursion Risk” (Webinar), presented ...

Excursion Risk Management Webinar Part 1 of 4: Summary and Key Takeaways

Excursion risk management is an ongoing area of concern for schools. The 2014 Final Report of the Review of the Australi...

Excursion Risks: External Provider Management Is Not External Provider Due Diligence

We have written several School Governance articles discussing the ‘excursion management problem’ which is the need to ba...

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 Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities – Part Four

As has been discussed in the first three parts of this series of articles, schools need more effective ways to deal with...

The Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities – Part Three

There is a multitude of laws and guidelines that schools are required to factor in when planning an excursion. 

The Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities - Part Two

In the first part of this four part series, we discussed the background to the changing excursion landscape and the infl...

The Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities - Part One

Schools have a legal duty to take reasonable care to protect students, and court cases show that this duty can extend ou...

Effective Permission Slips: Part Two

This is the second part of a two part series on permission notes. The first part dealt with the purpose of permission no...