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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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2018 EB Negotiations Begin

SASSLA Bargaining Agents are representing members who have appointed them in the 2018 Enterprise Bargaining negotiations, under Section 76(2) of the Fair Work Act, to give specific representation to leaders in the EB process. Our Bargaining Agents for 2018 include Chief Executive,

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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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Principals Fear Being Set Up for Investigations

Principals fear being ‘set up for investigation’ – 23 May 2016. Our Chief Executive talks with The Educator. http://www.educatoronline.com.au/news/principals-fear-being-set-up-for-investigation-216429.aspx

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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 investigations into allegations of “relatively minor” wrongdoings that, in some cases, drag on for more

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