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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 the principal is the senior finance

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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 here Your SASSLA membership gives you prompt support

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Principal Bullied by Senior Official

SASSLA featured in The Sunday Mail on 6 August 2017 in relation to a Principal ‘bullied’ by senior official

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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 and it has to

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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 of its members with the underlying principles of fairness and reason.

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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 recently re-issued updated travel guidelines for interstate and overseas

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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 are handled in an informal manner and resolved quickly,

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Managing Conflicts of Interest

Site leaders must be, and be seen to be, above reproach.  Schools must examine their own practices with regard to all staff ensuring they have conflict of interest policies in relation to staff appointments, staff controlling funds and making recommendations

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Investigations – Leaders and the Law

SASSLA recently featured in The Sunday Mail and Advertiser over our concerns about the investigation process for school leaders. Being a school leader is one of the most vulnerable professions there is. Almost every policy and procedure that we have

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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-investigation-216429.aspx

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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.
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SASSLA
SASSLA is the sounding board school leaders need.  It is unfortunate that principals and other leaders need this type of protection but when needed it is efficient, supportive and acted on in a timely manner.  SASSLA provides a highly confidential service through email, phone conversations or site visits.  This organisation provides independent legal advice for a group of educators who experience common issues and are open to litigation.