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Board Members – Nominations now open

NOTICE OF ELECTION SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATE SCHOOL LEADERS ASSOCIATION (SASSLA) Election of Five (5) Board Members South Australian State School Leaders Association has entered into an arrangement with Australian Election Company to conduct a Declaration Postal Voting Ballot for the

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Education Leader Workload Discussion Paper Released Today!

SASSLA has today publically released a Discussion Paper on understanding and confronting the problems associated with the increasing workload for school and preschool leaders. The issue of very high work demands on leadership roles has become a growing problem that

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Member Tax Contribution Statements

Member Tax Contribution Statements for the 2019-2020 financial year were emailed to members on 1 July 2020 and are not available online. Please check your emails for this date and search for the subject “SASSLA Tax Statement 2019-2020”. If you still can’t

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Leadership Policy Paper

Leadership Policy Paper The SASSLA Board is excited to share our Leadership Policy Paper. Our aim is to represent the interests of our members by developing well-grounded policy positions on school and preschool leadership and advocating for a high quality

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Members now receive journey insurance

SASSLA now offers another service for its members by way of Journey Insurance. All SASSLA members are automatically covered by our group policy if you are injured in your journey to or from work. Return to Work SA (previously WorkCover)

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Leaders and the Law

Leaders are required to have a good working knowledge of the law and must ensure their school or preschool is operating within the law. A major factor in the increasing demand and complexity of leadership roles is the need to

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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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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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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.