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Response from SASPA to Research Project and Research Practices consultation

Response from SASPA to Research Project and Research Practices consultation The following comments summarise feedback contributed to the draft subject outlines by attendees from 16 country and metropolitan DECD schools of varying sizes and complexities   Comments on the Draft Subject Outlines A & B The Research Project is still seen as too much work […]


Adolescent Literacy Project: The Full Report

The SASPA ‘Adolescent Literacy Project’ has now concluded. In July 2011 SASPA received funding from DECD Teaching and Learning Services to undertake an Adolescent Literacy Project. This project which began in August 2011 involved discussions with secondary principals and research into the latest literature on adolescent literacy improvement, professional learning and leadership. Three parts of […]


Numeracy in Secondary Schools Paper

Teaching and Learning Services in the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) commissioned the South Australian Secondary Principals’ Association (SASPA) to undertake a project relating to adolescent numeracy.  Like literacy we recognised that numeracy understandings underpin all areas of the curriculum and, while mathematics teachers play an important role in students’ development of numeracy, […]


Summary of Stage 1 SPALL Reports

Neil Dempster has summarised 46 of our Stage 1 Reports. 50 reports have now been submitted. We wish you all well with your continuing work. Click here to download the Summary Report It is also available under SPALL Materials, which you can access under the Resources page on this website.  


From the President…..

SASPA welcomes you to its website.   As the voice for public secondary principals in South Australia we are an organisation representing all secondary leaders as they work to ensure all students in our schools leave with an education that serves them well in their future lives. As education leaders we all face the challenge […]


SASPA's 2020 Educational Roadmap

SASPA has now completed our 2020 Education Roadmap. It was officially launched at our AGM on November 16th and represents the collective thinking of many members. Our intention is to use it as a guide for our future work. This is our view of the way we wish to shape our secondary education into the […]


Numeracy and Literacy Discussion Paper – SASPA Response

  SASPA is providing feedback to the Numeracy and Literacy Discussion Paper in several ways. We are summarising our key points in this paper and we have members keenly involved in consultations as they have been established. Our commentary in this paper is about the implications for the secondary stage of schooling. Click here to […]