AEU leaders include principals and deputy principals working in a range of primary and secondary settings.
School leaders work as teams in implementing DECD priorities and providing high quality educational opportunities for the students who attend their schools.
Increasingly over the past two decades, devolution of responsibility and authority to the local level has changed the roles of school leaders. However, the AEU (SA) insists that the undeniable central role of all school leaders is to be an educational leader in their site.
Currently, around 80% of South Australian school leaders are members of the AEU.
The Principals Consultative Committee of the AEU, elected annually, represents the interests of these members and is made up of both metropolitan and country-located leaders. The PCC provides information and advice to AEU (SA) Branch Executive on matters which affect the classifications, salaries and conditions of school leaders. In addition, this group advises on PD and T&D opportunities and needs for these members.
- DECD loss of self-insured status a major concern
Leaders in schools and preschools should be seriously concerned about the impacts on site budgets and leaders’ workload of the State Government’s decision to give up its self-insured status in relation to all new workers compensation claims from 1 July 2017. > Read more
- Rising workloads and lack of resources hurting our principals
Schools need to be properly resourced to relieve rising principal stress level, the AEU said today. > Read more
- South Australian preschools fear federal funding cut
The Turnbull Government must ensure all children have access to quality preschool to prepare them for a life of learning. > Read more
- AEU Leadership Team Development Program 2016 (City)
Does your leadership team wish to be a part of an exciting school leadership development program during 2016? > Read more
- Principals face burnout, abuse and bullying, new research shows
Australian principals and assistant principals severely lack the support to face the growing pressure of increased workloads, public accountability, aggressive parents and violent students, according to The 2014 Teachers Health Fund Principal Health & Wellbeing Survey Report released today. > Read more
- Government ditches commitment to secular social workers
The SA Government has backpeddled on a commitment to support schools that would prefer a secular social worker to a Christian Pastoral Support Worker. > Read more
- New survey shows high class sizes, increasing workloads in Australian schools
High class sizes and teacher workloads are the two main concerns revealed by the most recent Staff in Australia’s Schools (SiAS) Report, the AEU said today. > Read more
- Curriculum review will do nothing to improve schools
The release of the Abbott Government’s response to the review of the national curriculum has confirmed that it was simply a distraction which will do nothing to close the achievement gaps and lift overall student performance, the AEU said today. > Read more