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PRINCIPALS: Changing focus from management to leadership

MILLA INKILA says The Mind Lab by Unitec is helping principals to attain a shift in focus from management to leadership.

IES or joint initiative? Principals give their views

IES: leveraging strong leadership for big gains DELANEE DALE, principal of Maungawhau School in Mt Eden, Auckland, says participating in a Community of Schools will allow for better collaboration with neighbouring schools.What first attracted me...

Emergency principals a godsend for schools

JUDE BARBACK looks at Emergency Staffing Scheme (ESS), a small but vital service provided to help desperate schools find a relief principal.

Putting student voice to good use

Selected from 19 schools, Clevedon School, Marist Catholic School (Herne Bay), Gladstone Primary School (Mt Albert) and Rhode Street School (Hamilton) are the first to participate in Cognition Education Trust’s inaugural Student Voice Impact on Teacher Decision Making project.

Lessons in leadership: what can New Zealand learn from the International Successful School Principalship...

ROSS NOTMAN considers New Zealand research findings from an international educational leadership project and what they mean for the new leadership roles emerging from the Government’s $359m plan to help raise student achievement.

Not for the faint-hearted: leadership of a charter school

JUDE BARBACK visits New Zealand’s first partnership school, South Auckland Middle School, and talks to Alwyn Poole about the joys and challenges of getting a new school up and running amidst staunch opposition.

Meeting the man who heads up the Ministry

Education Review asks Secretary for Education PETER HUGHES about his vision for the Ministry and his views on leadership.

Is the Board of Trustees model working?

DR STUART MIDDLETON questions the effectiveness of New Zealand’s current system of school governance.

Current challenges in secondary schools

A new report on New Zealand’s secondary schools provides many useful insights into current issues for teachers and schools, writes New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) chief researcher CATHY WYLIE.

A collaborative approach to student achievement

Principal WENDY KOFOED shares how a collaborative teaching inquiry model at Newmarket School is helping to raise achievement levels of Māori and Pasifika students.
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