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Top 10 Most Popular Articles for 2020

The legal and regulatory expectations placed upon schools - and the education system generally - are greater than ever b...

Vaccination of Staff against COVID-19- Can this be Mandated in a School?

There has been a great deal of ‘media chatter’ regarding the development of vaccines against COVID-19. The world is ‘hol...

Child Safety Begins at the Top - Governing Body Responsibilities

Principle 1 of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations requires that – to be child safe – all child-related...

Staff and Student/Parent Friendship on Social Media-Some Guidance and Suggestions for Schools

As the use of social media increasingly becomes arguably the main way that most people (including schools and their comm...

National Principle 3: Family and Community Involvement in School Decision-Making

The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations (National Principles) reflect 10 child safe standards recommended b...

School Governance Annual Readers' Survey 2020

Here at School Governance, we are always working to make sure that we provide content that is helpful for you and what s...

Panel Discussion Webinar: Preparing for 2021: Managing Incursion / Excursion Risk in Australian Schools

With all schools now back in the classroom, restrictions easing and borders reopening throughout Australia, schools arou...

Student Voice at School - Moving from Compliance to Best Practice

I can remember when school prefects were often the only voice of a school’s student body. Those Year 12 students were th...

World Teachers’ Day - Friday 30 October - Celebrating the Bright Light of Teaching

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) is encouraging schools to celebrate World Teachers’ ...

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. ...