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.
Associate Professor Mark Barrow, incoming Dean of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland, talks about his vision for New Zealand’s largest provider of education and social work qualifications.
For Maria Neville-Foster, stepping into the role of principal is the pinnacle of her career.
School principals deal with very high levels of stress, according to new research from the New Zealand Council for Educational Research.
As Bill Hubbard reaches the end of his first year as a recipient of the Aitken fellowship, he reflects on that year and what makes the Aitken Fellowship so valuable to both himself and to the wider education sector.