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Just Released – Leadership Employment Priorities 2023

SASSLA’s focus is to bring the important employment related issues facing school and preschool leaders to the attention of the Department and Government. We have done the hard work of developing clear and persuasive arguments for change and improvement to School and Preschool Leaders’ employment conditions. Areas where we have been most active include Band …

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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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Reappointment and Remuneration Incentives for Leaders

Reappointment and Remuneration Incentives for LeadersThe Education and Children’s Services Act 2019 (the Act) and the Education and Children’s Services Regulations 2020, provide new statutory provisions that enable the expansion of managerial decision making on employment areas of direct interest to school and preschool leaders. SASSLA has made representations to the Department on how reappointment provisions and remuneration incentives …

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