Cath Runga

PLD Consultant

Cath works as an education consultant based in Taupō, supporting school leaders and teachers throughout the Waikato, Waiariki, Hawkes Bay/Tairāwhiti, Taranaki / Whanganui/ Manawatū regions. She works with schools in the following areas:

  • literacy content and pedagogical knowledge (Years 1-10)

  • leadership

  • acceleration of literacy

  • assessment for learning

  • teaching as inquiry

  • PaCT and Learning Progression Framework

  • learner agency.

Cath has deep knowledge and expertise in facilitation. She has worked as a literacy facilitator in a range of projects including the Literacy Professional Development Project, Accelerating learning in literacy (ALL), and Learning & Change Networks. She has been a writer for the School Journal teacher support material and illustrations for the Reading & Writing standards.

Cath’s collaborative approach is a key feature as she works alongside others to make a difference for learners, teachers, and leaders. With an extensive knowledge of literacy, leadership, and assessment, she supports the implementation of coherent professional learning designs that accelerate student achievement in literacy. Her areas of expertise promote learner, teacher and leader agency, and the development of sustainable school systems and processes.

In her spare time Cath loves to be at the beach, spending time with her family and renovating her home.

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

  • Ashbrook Primary

  • Patea Area School

  • Normanby School

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