Teacher shortage is thought to be a contributing factor to the increasing number of principals showing significant signs of distress as a result of their job.
A survey of principals shows that schools are having to resort to the desperate measures of splitting classes and changing the curriculum to cope with the shortage of teachers and the struggle to find relievers.
The number of Rotorua principals who have left or plan to leave their roles has some principals worried but another says she is making way for the next generation of leaders.
A five-week study tour of the United States confirmed to Otahuhu College principal Neil Watson that New Zealand schools are on the right track.
Addressing the social and cultural challenges confronting our education system is still top of the list before any real traction can be made with other issues begging for educators’ attention. That was one of the main messages to emerge from the Education Leaders Forum in Rotorua this week.
The New Zealand Schools Trustees Association (NZSTA) has clarified its position on principals serving on boards of trustees, after recent backlash against the Association’s proposal for principals to report to the board rather than sit on it.
Women have finally overtaken men as principals of New Zealand schools, decades after teaching became a female-dominated profession.
Principal Ricardo Fox agrees with the findings of a new survey that shows principals are under a lot of pressure and struggle to find a good work-life balance. He talks to ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY about the realities of the job.