"If we can get students interested in talking and thinking about their own learning we are a long way down the road in making a real difference for them."

Garry Taylor

National Manager - Assessment and Evaluation

Garry works as an education consultant out of our Christchurch office. He works with schools in the following areas:

  • e-asTTle
  • Assessment for learning
  • Curriculum and assessment development
  • Data analysis
  • Moderation
  • National standards including Overall Teacher Judgments
  • Teaching as inquiry
  • Assessment tools
  • Literacy
  • Practice analysis
  • Supporting and growing leaders and middle leaders

Garry is a very experienced facilitator of professional learning. He has worked as a leadership and assessment facilitator for a number of years and prior to that he worked as an Assess to Learn facilitator for six years and an e-learning facilitator for four years.

Garry leads the e-asTTle support contract which Evaluation Associates | Te Huinga Kākākura Mātauranga has held for a number of years. He has been a facilitator for e-asTTle since 2005 and has considerable expertise in all aspects of this tool. He has been the project leader for the OTJ workshops throughout the country through his expertise in National Standards, Overall Teacher Judgments and the Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT).

Garry’s many years of work within the Assess to Learn (AtoL) and Leadership and Assessment contracts means he has a passion for using assessment for learning principles within the classroom. These principles, with good analysis and use of quality data and deep content knowledge, are what he sees as key factors in determining high quality learning.

Garry is married and the father of two young boys. He loves playing football, fly fishing, mountain biking and boating with them.

Here are some of the schools Garry has worked with recently:

  • Kaiapoi Borough School
  • Waiau School 
  • Rolleston Christian School
  • South Hornby School


    "Very personable and knowledgeable about teaching and learning.”

    Course evaluation form

    "Well-focused and managed ongoing school-wide professional development has helped to enhance the quality of teaching programmes and practices. This development has helped to establish a number of processes and practices that, if built on, should help to improve the quality of education for students."

    Gilberthorpe School ERO report