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All government preschools and schools are part of an education and child development (ECD) local partnership. The key structure in the local partnerships is a collection, defined by their location, of preschool and school sites and their communities.

There are 60 local partnerships supported by 20 education directors. Guidelines for partnership governance are currently being developed.

Local governance arrangements that help with decision-making connect back to corporate governance structures. They do this via education directors who report to the Office for Education and Early Childhood (staff login required).

Local partnerships are supported in their decision-making through an interface function (staff login required) based in our corporate office. This interface function filters and guides corporate activity so partnerships can stay focussed on supporting the work of schools and preschools.


Office of the Chief Executive

Level 9, Education Centre
31 Flinders St

Phone: 8226 1540
EmailDECD.CE [at] sa.gov.au