31 Jul

Keeping track of contractors, volunteers and staff at your school

Keeping track of contractors, volunteers and staff at your school

Maintaining a safe environment for both students and staff is a top concern of Principals and School Administrators. Having risk management strategies in place that focuses on preventing, identifying and mitigating risks to children was a key recommendation in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Sexual Abuse report on Creating Child Safe Institutions. Managing visitors to your school One key risk that was outlined in the NSW Department of Education and Training safety and security directorate on how to be a safer school* was around the management of visitors to a school site including contractors and volunteers.  A key recommendation in the ten steps to protecting schools was developing a visitor management …

10 Oct

Creating stronger engagement with your school community

Creating stronger engagement with your school community

With modern technologies, there is an increasing pressure on schools to have more frequent and meaningful communications with their school community around student progress, school activities and other points of interest. A drive for convenience, personalisation and mobility mean that many schools are having to take another look at the way they communicate with their stakeholders in order to deliver effective communications. Communication the key to engagement A study by Harvard found that frequent teacher-family communication had a positive impact on student engagement*. Many state education departments have in place guidelines for parent and community engagement. For example, the Queensland Government’s communication strategies for schools states that schools should take a multichannel approach …

21 Jul

Six digital leadership principles for schools

Six digital leadership principles for schools

Michelle Narracott, Digital Transformation Executive, Fuji Xerox Australia In our earlier two posts in this series we explored the impact the digital age is having on leadership in education and how school leaders can assess their digital maturity and direction. The digital age is changing Australian schools and in the process, testing leadership. Digital is now part of every leader’s mandate and is not left to chance. This delivers the opportunity to try new leadership styles and build new capability. The traditional principles of leadership remain valuable and needed for schools to succeed. These will never change. However, the changing times, as well as society’s reliance on technology, demand new leadership practices to …

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