leadership advisors

School stories of support for established principals

Evaluation Associates is providing specific support for established principals as part of the Leadership Advisor contract with the Ministry of Education. We've spoken with three principals who have been supported by our team. Their stories below reflect the ways in which we can walk alongside established principals. Vignette One The...

Working with your senior leadership team through COVID-19

Communication sits at the heart of every effective leadership team. This belief is truer today, in the midst of the COVID -19 pandemic, than it has ever been. Now more than ever, leadership teams need to deliberately act in ways that ensure communication remains effective. It can’t be left to chance. This blog highlights some important...

How strong is your professional leadership network?

No-one prepared school principals for leading their school communities during the Covid-19 crisis and yet our Kiwi resourcefulness, resilience, and a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done really came to the fore. One of the strategies school leaders employed was connecting with colleagues online to share practice and problem-solve...

Supporting new school leaders – what we have learnt in the last four years

I have had the privilege over the last four years of leading the project team that provides timely, targeted, responsive and planned support for principals across the country for their first two years after appointment.  It has been an incredibly rewarding journey, rich with learning. Along the way, we have reflected on our...

The importance of self-reflection as a school leader

‘How can I know who I am until I see what I do? How can I know what I value until I see where I walk”? Weick, 1995, p 25 (quoted in Leadership for Learning, Issue 1 Winter 2016/17, p4.) I think back to the time I knew I wanted to make a difference to kids as part of a senior leadership team. When I finally pushed...

School wide systems for success

To achieve success, each school in Aotearoa has the autonomy to design and develop their own school-wide systems. But how can we define what success means for a school? A school is successful when it has systems that: Ensure equitable outcomes for all tamariki, where every child makes constant progress over time to reach...

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