Support for Beginning Principals
Evaluation Associates has been contracted by the Ministry of Education to provide support to beginning principals/ngā tumuaki across the 10 Ministry of Education regions of New Zealand.
We are committed to providing timely, tailored and targeted support that enables each beginning principal/tumuaki to develop in their confidence and capability as a leader of learning. Each beginning principal/tumuaki will be supported in their own learning journey so they are able to act strategically to achieve the aspirations of their school community and make a positive difference for learners.
This support will be provided locally, regionally and nationally.
We have appointed a team of 21 full time leadership advisors. They are all experienced school principals who are committed to ensuring all beginning principals/ngā tumuaki succeed. Each advisor will work with an allocated group of beginning principals/ngā tumuaki.
The leadership advisors’ support will be focused principally in the areas of: leading learning, governance, staff and stakeholder relationships and professional leadership inquiry.
Each beginning principal/tumuaki will also be supported by a mentor. The mentor will support the principal/tumuaki with day-to-day queries. They will provide support primarily around the administration and management of the school.
The beginning principal/tumuaki will be further supported by a regional management group in each region. This group will bring together representatives from Evaluation Associates, the Ministry of Education and local principals’ associations to contribute collectively to the development of this regional support.
I have just been appointed to my first principal role. What should I do?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can welcome you to the community of beginning principals.
I have other questions. Who should I contact?
If you have any other questions about our support for beginning principals please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Our National Hui for beginning principals is being held in October this year.
Opportunities for Beginning Principal mentors
All regions of New Zealand
We are seeking current practising principals to register their interest in being a mentor for a beginning principal. It is expected that mentors will provide support to beginning principals in their local area. The mentors will work in conjunction with the leadership advisors to provide a strong network of support for these principals.