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Leadership Policy Paper Launched Today

Leadership Policy Paper The SASSLA Board is excited to share our Leadership Policy Paper which has been launched today. Our aim is to represent the interests of our members by developing well-grounded policy positions on school and preschool leadership and

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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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Social Media and Defamation

SASSLA’s Chief Executive, John Gregory, featured in The Advertiser and 5AA Radio on 22 August 2017 regarding the rise in defamation of leaders and teachers on social media. To view the article click here Your SASSLA membership gives you prompt support

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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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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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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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  • Protect your career, reputation and wallet with fully funded legal support. Neither the Department 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 $29.59 per fortnight and are tax deductible. Far more cost effective than the AEU.
  • We maintain our independence from political parties and the Department 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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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.