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SASSLA’s Submission to the Federal Government’s Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System

SASSLA recently contributed to the Federal Government’s Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System in the form of a formal submission available to read here. The submission is focused on three areas we see as topical and important to future employment related education policy. These are: The Need for Improved Forecasting of Teacher …

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Reconceptualising the Principal Role

SASSLA and SASPA have collaborated on the development of a concept paper titled Reconceptualising the Principal Role. The purpose of this paper is to present a powerful and persuasive argument that a fresh look at the principal role is urgently needed. Our approach is to surface the key systemic issues relevant to the principal role …

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Country School Visits Observation

In term 3 2022, SASSLA visited 12 school sites in the Iron Triangle, Riverland, South-East, Mid-North and Kangaroo Island. The focus of our site visits was to gain an appreciation of the issues and pressures facing principals and their leadership teams. Our work with country principals has enabled us to develop a more complete picture of …

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Draft National Teacher Workforce Action Plan Submission

SASSLA, together with the Australian Principals Federation (VIC and WA Branch), have prepared a combined submission in response to the Federal Education Minister’s plan to address workforce shortages. We commend Minister Clare on the concerted attempts to grow and strengthen the teaching profession however we are concerned that the plan fails to note and address …

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Supporting our Regional Members

Phil and Mardi were on the road for the second half of term 3 visiting members’ sites at Whyalla, Port Augusta, Booleroo Centre, Renmark, Berri, Blanchetown, Moorak, Mount Gambier, Penola, and Kangaroo Island. It was great to meet regional leaders and experience first-hand their enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment to the values of Public Education. The …

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Covid Matters

We have been working with members to identify issues and concerns relating to their sites on matters such as mandatory vaccinations and the operational issues involved with the return to school for term 1, 2022. A comprehensive submission was forwarded to the Department for consideration and action with respect to operational issues involving mandatory vaccinations …

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Preschool Director Workload Evaluation

SASSLA and the Preschool Directors Association (PDA) have recently completed our second joint evaluation of Preschool Director Workload. These evaluations provide an objective analysis of the workload conditions of Preschool Directors. The PDA and SASSLA recognise the valuable work done by the Department in implementing contact hours for preschool teachers flowing from the 2020 Enterprise …

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