School Governance

Transgender Teachers: A teacher is a teacher. Does gender really matter?

In response to this question, the answer is probably ‘yes’ in some circumstances but ‘no’ in most circumstances. 'Transg...

Tragic events lead to industrial manslaughter laws in Queensland

In October 2016, the Queensland Government declared an independent Best Practice Review of Work Health and Safety in Que...

WorkSafe Month: is your school ensuring the health and safety of staff?

This month is WorkSafe Health and Safety month. States and territories are regularly updating legislation, regulation an...

Health and Safety Month and OHS updates in Victoria

On 5 October 2017, Health and Safety Month commences across Australia.  As a part of Health and Safety Month, WorkSafe V...

Teachers and alcohol abuse: lessons from NZ

A New Zealand teacher has been suspended for two years after being caught smelling of alcohol at school.  Although the i...

School fights and teacher assaults: Round 1 goes to …

Scarily, teacher assaults are a growing trend around Australia.  Media reports highlight an ever increasing rate of teac...

Social Media - Induction Training is Not Enough

In a recent School Governance article, we commented about school social media policies, privacy and the posting of image...

How to turn the voice in the wilderness into a tsunami of change (a slight exaggeration)? High Performing Teams and Embedding Workplace Safety.

Friday 28th April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day.  It is a day to remember those w...

What to do with violent students?

If a student's violent behaviour at school poses a severe risk to student and staff safety, it could give grounds for ex...

Principal burnout and safety: The safety concerns and threats of violence against our school leaders (Part Two)

This is the second article in a two-part series regarding the concerns of principal burnout and safety. In this series, ...