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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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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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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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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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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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