Duty of Care: Managing Medical Conditions in Your School

Medical conditions in your school pose a significant risk not only to the staff and students struggling with them, but also to your liability. Discover the essential strategies for managing medical conditions in your school while ensuring compliance with the legislation at play. Ensure your policies are up to scratch and benefit from a guide to maintain accurate records to safeguard health in your school.

Wednesday, 24 July 2024

Henry Grossek, Principal, Berwick Lodge Primary School

1.00pm to 2.00pm Duty of Care: Managing Medical Conditions in Your School


  • Defining the legal obligations under duty of care in educational settings
  • Analysing legal precedents regarding managing medical conditions in schools
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and regulations
  • Assessing liability risks associated with inadequate management of medical conditions
  • Establishing legally sound policies and procedures for managing medical conditions on school premises
  • Documenting and maintaining records in accordance with legal requirements

Presented by Jessie Murphy-Allen, Special Counsel and Daniella Carling, Senior Associate, Finlaysons Lawyers; Workplace and Litigation


Teachers attending earn 1 Professional Development Hour (NSW, VIC) / CPD Point (QLD, WA, SA)
Lawyers attending earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law

This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories


Jessie Murphy-Allen, Special Counsel,Finlaysons Lawyers
Jessie is a member of the workplace and litigation teams. She has a broad range of experience across employment matters, workers compensation, professional indemnity, personal injury and public liability. Jessie regularly appears as both instructing solictor and counsel in the State Courts, SAET, SACAT, Australian Human Rights Commission, Fair Work Commission, Equal Opportunity Commission, Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court. Her practice covers the full spectrum of issues arising from employment including industrial, work health and safety, insurance, defamation and worker’s compensation. Jessie specialises in complex matters where different areas of law intersect. Her depth of knowledge across workplace, insurance and litigation means that she is able to unpick complex matters which give rise to claims across different areas of law and jurisdictions.

Henry Grossek, Principal,Berwick Lodge Primary School
Henry Grossek is the founding principal of Berwick Lodge Primary School, having opened the school in 1990. During his 50-year career with the Victorian Department of Education he has taught in both metropolitan and regional schools and has been a principal for the past 34 years. Henry has also tutored post graduate students at Deakin University in Master of Educational Administration programs. During his career in teaching, he has served on various educational bodies including Regional Boards of Education, chairing several Standing Committees. Under Henry's leadership, Berwick Lodge P.S in 2001 became the first and only government school in Australia to receive ISO 9001 Certification. Henry is the author of 'Game On: Building the Education Revolution', has a regular educational column, 'Grossek's View' in Themes Education magazine, hosts a popular podcast, Viewpoints and weekly current affairs program, 'Viewpoints' on Casey Radio 97.7FM.

Daniella Carling, Senior Associate,Finlaysons Lawyers
Daniella is a Senior Associate in Finlaysons’ Workplace team working closely with Partners and Special Counsel. She is an experienced industrial and employment lawyer who also has an impressive track record in general commercial matters – giving her an in-depth understanding of all commercial issues arising from workplace matters. Daniella brings a wealth of knowledge and fresh perspectives that strengthens our commitment to delivering unparalleled service and comprehensive solutions to our clients across all workplace matters. Daniella’s pragmatic and creative approach to work means she provides sensible, but innovative advice on complex and discreet matter.

This seminar is part of a series

School Law: Drugs, Data Breaches, Medical Conditions, Hazards & Boundaries

Is your school teetering on the brink of legal disaster? Confront the truths of non-compliance of legal requirements in the education environment head on with this 5-part series. From overlooked duty of care obligations to privacy violations to problems with drugs and weapons; ensure you’re across the vulnerabilities and liabilities that risk jeopardising your school. Ensure your school can withstand the next legal horror story to emerge and seize this opportunity for legal resilience.


Teachers attending the entire series earn 5 Professional Development Hours (NSW, VIC) / CPD Points (QLD, WA, SA)
Lawyers attending the entire series earn 5 CPD units in Substantive Law

This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

If you register for the full series as a live online product after the date of an individual session, you will be sent the recording for the sessions that have passed. Alternatively, you can register for individual sessions by following the links below.


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Duty of Care: Managing Medical Conditions in Your School


Single Session
Wednesday, 24 July 2024
1.00pm to 2.00pm Australia/Sydney
CPD Points 1
Online 20240722 20240724


On Demand 20240722 20240724

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