Making news this week, Fair Work awards a whistleblower teacher $87k, principals get caught up in a political stoush and a school is saved at the eleventh hour.
The Fair Work Commission has ordered the Victorian Education Department to pay $87,000 to a “whistleblower” school teacher.
WA principals are calling for legislative changes which would allow mandatory jail terms for those who assault school leaders.
The Educator investigates how principals can avoid getting their schools – and themselves – into trouble when it comes to hiring teachers on fixed-term contracts.
Dr Michael Coelli from the University of Melbourne outlines the significant impact principals can have on student outcomes – if they use the right formula.
Education departments need to act now if they are to prevent further tragedies, says Australian Catholic University associate professor, Dr Philip Riley.