School Governance

Isolation Rooms, Dark Cupboards and Cages: Calling Time-Out on Disability Discrimination in Schools

Victorian Disability Discrimination Payouts The Age recently reported that, over the past few years, the Department of E...

Police Officers in Schools: New NT Program Targets At-Risk Children

The Northern Territory (NT) government has announced a reintroduction of school-based policing. The new “proactive” mode...

Consultation on New Safeguarding Standards: Catholic Schools Publicly Accountable for Child Safety

As discussed previously on School Governance, the Catholic Church’s child protection standards setting body - Catholic P...

The Teacher-Student Relationship: Where Do the Boundaries Lie?

Teachers are considered to hold a unique position of trust, care and authority due to their influence on children and yo...

Photographing and Filming Students: Is Your School Getting it Right?

In a warning to parents, the NSW Department of Education has said that information published on public websites and soci...

New South Wales Students Report Declining Academic and Pastoral Support From Parents and Teachers Across Their Schooling

School advocacy and support for learning are essential elements for producing happy and successful students, and when pa...

Culture of Continuous Compliance: Principal Continuing to Run Alternative Schools Despite NESA Report

Background In a recent case decided before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Eagle Arts & Vocational College wa...

Significant New Child Protection Legal Reform Proposed in NSW: Schools Must Reduce or Remove the Risk of Child Abuse

The introduction of a new Bill in NSW Parliament proposing to significantly amend the Crimes Act 1900 NSW signals that t...

Family Law and Shared Parental Responsibility: The Impact on Schools

Family law is generally not considered an area which affects the functions of a school in most capacities. However, Fami...