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LATEST NEWS

Social Media and Defamation

SASSLA's Chief Executive, John Gregory, featured in The Advertiser and 5AA Radio on 22 August 2017 regarding the rise in defamation of leaders and teachers on social media. To view the article click ...   More

Principal Bullied by Senior Official

SASSLA featured in The Sunday Mail on 6 August 2017 in relation to a Principal 'bullied' by senior official...   More

Principals Fear Being Set Up for Investigations

Principals fear being 'set up for investigation' - 23 May 2016. Our Chief Executive, John Gregory, talks with The Educator. http://www.educatoronline.com.au/news/principals-fear-being-set-up-for...   More

Principals/Teachers Ruined by Long Inquiries

Principals/teachers “ruined” by long inquiries Tim Williams, Education Reporter, The Sunday Mail 10 April 2016 Principals and teachers are having their careers ruined by police-style investiga...   More

Where is the Next Generation of School Leaders?

There are fewer people seeking to become school leaders in the South Australian public education system. This is a worrying trend, particularly when many of the current school leaders are nearing the ...   More

CURRENT ISSUES

Leaders and the Law

Being a school leader is one of the most vulnerable professions there is.  Almost every policy and procedure that we have to adhere to has some legality attached to it.  The preschool director or th...   More

No Surprises in NAPLAN

A lot of damage has been done in the name of NAPLAN. Some of our members have been subjected to cruel and unwarranted procedures. It has contributed to a culture of fear and intimidation for leaders a...   More

Enterprise Bargaining Negotiations 2018

SASSLA is strong and effective in its collaborative representation and industrial advocacy for leaders.  Now more than ever we need an organisation which is uncompromisingly dedicated to the support ...   More

Travel and Finance Procedures

SASSLA has received many queries in respect to claiming travel in light of recent compulsory events that require attendance in the city such as the Leaders’ Day and partnerships meetings. DECD recen...   More

How to deal with vexatious parents/carers

So you thought as a school leader that your only concern would be dealing with children’s issues and staff issues? Wishful thinking. Whilst the majority of complaints or concerns from parents/carers...   More


Why SASSLA?

  • Protect your career, reputation and wallet with fully funded legal support. Neither DECD nor the AEU can be relied upon to support you when something happens. Join now and let SASSLA be your safety net!
  • What would happen if a staff member and you both needed representation from the AEU on the same matter? We provide a voice and uncompromising advocacy for school leaders.
  • Membership fees are $28.87 per fortnight and are tax deductible. Far more cost effective than the AEU.
  • We maintain our independence from political parties and DECD to ensure we represent your views.
  • Free conferences and seminars dedicated to school leadership issues throughout the year.
  • Regular e-news, web and social media updates about leaders' work and legal matters affecting education.
Join today

Testimonials

SASSLA
From time to time Principals and leaders alike can be presented with challenges or matters within education which can only be resolved with legal advice and/or representation. I was fortunate enough to be a member of SASSLA when I needed legal representation. The SASSLA team not only helped with providing me access to their legal advisors; they also made regular contact with me, providing much needed moral support and professional advice. Thanks SASSLA