Testimonials

“I see my SASSLA membership as a type of insurance policy.  It’s my support network to fall back on in possible times of crisis.  Knowing that I have legal assistance a phone call away and financial assistance with legal costs gives me peace of mind. It’s reassuring to know that I have genuine peer support now and throughout my future career.”

Ilia Tsoutouras, Principal

“Without the support of SASSLA I would not have stayed connected to and be continuing in my chosen and much loved career. It is so important that principals have the full support and confidence of the DECD. My very public legal case highlighted the fragility of the system when support and confidence dissipates in the face of political interference, media attacks and intolerance. SASSLA gave me support and encouragement during a very difficult time and when it seemed that no-one else would listen.”

Sue Burtenshaw, Principal

“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.”

Mary Asikas, Principal

“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”

Stuart Miller, Principal

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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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