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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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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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ICAC – What School Leaders Need to Know

At SASSLA’s conference, held on the 20 March 2015, Morry Bailes from Tindall Gask Bentley, led a discussion on the recent establishment of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption in South Australia (ICAC) and its impact on State Government employees. ICAC

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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 end of their careers. Who will be taking

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