Leadership Advisor support for beginning principals

Support for beginning principals in their first two years in the role

Support for beginning principals in 2023

We have a team of more than 30 principal advisors. They are all experienced school principals who are committed to ensuring all beginning principals/ngā tumuaki succeed. Each advisor works with an allocated group of beginning principals/ngā tumuaki.

The principal advisors’ support is focused principally in the areas of:

  • leading learning

  • governance, staff and stakeholder relationships

  • professional leadership inquiry

  • school management

We support you to increase your leadership capability as a leader in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The beginning principal/tumuaki is further supported by a regional management group in each region. This group brings together representatives from Evaluation Associates | Te Huinga Kākākura Mātauranga, the Ministry of Education and local principals’ associations to contribute collectively to the development of this regional support.

What does the support involve?

Beginning principals/tumuaki will receive regular support in 2023 as they commence their new leadership role. During this time they will be supported through:

  • personalised and contextualised one-to-one coaching and mentoring from their Principal Advisor

  • regional hui held in terms 1, 2 and 3

Regional hui are professional learning opportunities where they can collaborate with other beginning principals/tumuaki and engage with invited experts. Their aim is to provide new learning, time to reflect and appropriate challenge for all new leaders.

Appointed to your first principal role. What should you do?

Please contact us at leadershipadvisors@evaluate.co.nz so that we can welcome you to the community of beginning principals.

What if I have other questions?

If you have any other questions about our support for beginning principals please don't hesitate to contact us at leadershipadvisors@evaluate.co.nz.

Our impact

Since 2017, we have supported over 1400 beginning principals and tumuaki. Overwhelmingly, we receive high satisfaction ratings for our support.

Contact us if you have been appointed to your first principal role or if you have any questions.