School Governance

Top 10 Most Popular Articles for 2021

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

Conversion of Casual Staff to Permanent: Another Thing to Add to Your List

Changes to the Fair Work Act in March this year gave rise to a new National Employment Standard (NES) which provides a m...

Defamatory Comments on a School’s Social Media Platforms: Is A School Liable?

Social media is undoubtedly a complex labyrinth for schools to exist within and navigate. Not only do schools have to ma...

Children, Cyber Crime and COVID-19: Cyber Criminals Are Targeting Children During Lockdown

In a previous School Governance article, we highlighted the heightened vulnerability of children during the prevailing C...

Understanding the Debate Around Critical Race Theory

Over the past year, the debate around whether or not Critical Race Theory should be taught in schools has dominated educ...

South Australian Schools Must Now Comply with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

In its final report, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) recommen...

Risk and Compliance: the Role of the Principal or the Deputy Principal?

According to Riskonnect “Without a doubt, compliance and risk management are closely aligned: Compliance with establishe...

How Schools Can Manage the Threat of Cyber Attacks with Remote Learning

Online technologies are an integral part of day-to-day life in schools, even more so in Sydney at the moment with the re...

E-cigarettes and Vaping-the New Smoking

Most schools have policies or rules that strictly forbid student (and staff) smoking at school, at school events and whe...

COVID-19, Lockdowns and Schools: Some Previous Articles That Schools May Find Helpful

Since the COVID-19 pandemic commenced, School Governance has provided schools with no fewer than 47 articles to assist s...