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Schools grapple with a myriad of legal challenges, ranging from navigating complex workplace laws to addressing issues of student discipline and safety. Balancing the educational mission with legal requirements, schools must stay abreast of ever-changing regulations, safeguard stu

Date

24-05-2024

About the eBook

Schools grapple with a myriad of legal challenges, ranging from navigating complex workplace laws to addressing issues of student discipline and safety. Balancing the educational mission with legal requirements, schools must stay abreast of ever-changing regulations, safeguard student rights, and ensure a safe and inclusive learning and working environment, all while managing potential litigation risks.

TEN The Education Network’s Ninth Annual Schools Law and Regulatory Conference examines these key issues and more, including workplace dispute management, responding to cyber security breaches, as well as navigating a school’s right to discriminate.

People and Performance

  • The Tip of the Iceberg: Psychosocial Injury in the School Workforce
  • A School’s Guide to Workplace Reforms: From Chalkboards to Checklists
  • Workplace Dispute Management in the Spotlight

Regulatory Risks and Challenges

  • A School’s Right to Discriminate: Navigating the ABCs (Autonomy, Boundaries and Controversies)
  • Testing the Boundaries: Relationship Management between a School and its Associated Organisations
  • What Needs to be in the School’s Data Breach Response Plan?

Student Management, Wellbeing and Rights

  • Are Student Behaviour Policies Worth the Paper They Are Written On?
  • When Doing Nothing is Not an Option: School Liability for Bullying
  • Disability Discrimination, Reasonable Adjustment and the Impact of the Royal Commission findings on Schools
  • Happy Campers? Child Safety Risks in Offsite Activities

The Faculty

Ben Tallboys, Principal, Russell Kennedy Lawyers; Legal Consultant to the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia, Melbourne

Adam Foster, Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley, Melbourne

Fiona Manderson, Director of Compliance and Risk, and Legal Counsel, Hillcrest Christian College, Qld

Alistair Macpherson, Managing Director, Corney & Lind Lawyers, Brisbane

Stephanie McLuckie, Associate, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, Sydney

Cecelia Irvine-So, Practice Leader, Moores, Melbourne

Jennifer Parkes, Partner, Hicksons Lawyers, Newcastle

Mathisha Panagoda, Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley, Sydney

Annie Smeaton, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, Brisbane

David Ford, Partner, Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers, Sydney

Enquiries/Assistance

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Event Coordinator, Hayley Williams-Cameron on (03) 8601 7730 or email: [email protected]

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