The amount of red tape involved in principals’ day-to-day work can have serious legal implications – both for themselves and their schools. The Educator investigates.
A landmark ruling by WorkCover has concluded work-related stress contributed to the suicide of a Melbourne principal in 2014.
A private school left hundreds of thousands of dollars out of pocket as a result of parents’ unpaid fees has turned to debt collectors to recover the money.
Making news this week, principals slam ‘bureaucracy gone mad’, a private school is sued for $600,000 and thousands of teachers go on strike.
Principals warn that they are at crisis point as they struggle with a bureaucratic overload that threatens serious legal implications for both their schools and education departments.
Dealing with the complex nature of over-the-phone bomb threats requires more sophisticated action than installing CCTV and higher fences, say principals.