07 Sep 2023
09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
This seminar is designed for Principals, Deputy Principals and Deans who encounter difficult legal issues and wish to avoid making costly mistakes.
School managers are working in a more litigious environment with increased compliance and penalties. It is vital that they positively embrace as part of their role, legal literacy and risk management. This one day course is intended to cover legal topics in a school context that school leaders ought to be aware of. Bring along any ” burning legal issues” for discussion.
The day is intended to be interactive rather than lecture style. As a practising principal with a legal background Patrick offers an opportunity to discuss the realities for educational leaders in their school context.
NB Numbers are limited to 25, so book early to secure your place
Freedom of Expression (hair, jewelry, uniform)
Surrender and Retention
Jurisdiction of students outside of school hours/grounds, including cyber-bullying
Students with special needs and health and safety requirements
Stand downs and Suspensions
Avoiding fish-hooks in the competency/serious misconduct process
Reporting obligations to the NZ Teaching Council
Misuse of social media by staff
Police vetting non-teaching staff
The impact of private lives of teachers on professional life
Facilitator: Patrick Walsh
-Principal of John Paul College Rotorua
-Former President of SPANZ
-Qualified lawyer and former Chair of NZ Law Society Seminars on Education Law
-Author of Educational Management and the Law, Schools Go To Court