“I’m motivated by working with leaders and teachers who are committed to their ongoing professional improvement, and by the joy of seeing learners recognise their potential.” 

Ruth Tate

Kaitakawaenga/PLD Consultant - Auckland office

Accredited facilitator for MoE-funded PLD

He uri nō Te Rarawa.  

Ruth works as an education consultant out of our Auckland office.  She works with both Māori and English medium kura in the following areas:

  • Aromatawai  
  • Assessment for learning 
  • Teaching as inquiry 
  • Narrative Assessment  
  • Innovative (modern) learning practices 
Ruth primarily works with Māori medium kura as a facilitator of tumuaki and management, and aromatawai professional learning and development. 

Ruth is our resident expert on narrative assessment. She continues to support kura and schools to use narrative assessment to describe the progress and achievement of learners with special education needs.

Prior to joining Evaluation Associates, Ruth was an effective classroom teacher and senior teacher in the primary and intermediate sectors. Ruth recalls the powerful impact that assessment for learning had on improving her practice and on student achievement. This is central to her facilitation practice.

Ruth enjoys working with leaders to strengthen partnerships between the kura and ākonga, whānau and local iwi. This includes supporting kura to be analytical and find ways to streamline assessment systems and practices.

In her spare time Ruth enjoys exploring new destinations, both at home and abroad, and learning more about the history and people who have left their mark on each place.

These are some of the schools Ruth has worked with recently: 

  • Clendon Park school 
  • Sutton Park school
  • Ranui School


"Working with Ruth on assessment and teaching as inquiry has resulted in accelerated progress for our students. The teaching as inquiry process is now well embedded in our school. Our teachers have deeper understanding of using data effectively to raise student achievement. We celebrate our students' achievements and progress.”

Dudley Adams, Deputy Principal and leader of Te Whānau Awhina, Clendon Park school

“Always awesome to have you come and give us pointers on our own teaching practice and learning.”

Ma Cynthia