School Governance

Another Year of Changes to the Rules Around Work – A Summary

While schools are still coping with the on-again-off-again nature of working remotely and working face-to-face, there ha...

World Teachers’ Day 2021-Bright Future

The theme of World Teachers’ Day 2021 is ‘Bright Future’. The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (A...

Which Policies Should a School Board Approve and Which Policies Should It Review?

Boards should be careful to ensure that they fulfill their legal obligations as board members while at the same time avo...

Student Equity in Schools-Are We Only Paying Lip Service?

As noted in a recent School Governance article, the theme of NAPCAN’s annual National Child Protection Week for 2021 is ...

National Child Protection Week 2021 – Giving Every Child at Your School a ‘Fair Go’

The theme of NAPCAN’s annual National Child Protection Week for 2021 (5-11 September) is “Every child, in every communit...

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...

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...

Teachers - Isn't it About Time that They Are Considered to Be Essential Workers?

Since the commencement of this pandemic, unlike healthcare workers, aged care workers or pharmacy employees, teachers in...