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Retention Leave

Information will be sent to schools specifically regarding: Long Service and Retention Leave as an entitlement rather than a right  – reinforcing the need negotiation and  approval by Principals Some general guidelines for PACs regarding local policies for LSL and Retention Leave. Questions have been raised regarding the use of Retention Leave (RL) to split […]


Brighter Futures

The Brighter Futures Local Partnerships have been under the spotlight of recent.  It seems that the decisions have been made.  There have been consultations and from feedback from members people had a range of views about how well their views were heard and their impression of the intended partnership grouping. As you would know SASPA […]


SASPA Bulletin June 2013

SASPA’s latest bulletin with updates from SASPA President, Jan Paterson. This publication outlines the latest news for SASPA and public secondary education. June 2013


Leading Literacy Expo

Leading Literacy written by Pam Cashen, summarising the learning from our Leading Literacy Expo, held in March. It contains a concise synthesis of the insights from the leaders who presented for us as well as a summary of each of their presentations. They are a great insight into this important area of leadership work AND […]


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 […]