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“pedagogically focused leadership has a substantial impact on student outcome”

School Leadership and Student Outcomes: Identifying What Works and Why. Best Evidence Synthesis Iteration [BES]. Ministry of Education. November 2009

Leadership is the process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.

Governance relates to decisions that define expectations, grant power, or verify performance. It consists of a separate process or of a specific part leadership processes.

The resources you will find on this page reflect the effective leadership and governance that support Māori learners to achieve education success as Māori.

  1. Filed under: productive partnerships | research & evaluation | effective leaders

    In this case study, Newlands College deputy principal John Murdoch reflects on his school’s experience in setting up a whānau advisory group. The group began in response to data showing the college’s year 9 Māori students were struggling.

  2. Filed under: productive partnerships | research & evaluation | effective leaders

    This case study explores how Te Kopuru School’s principal Lee Anderson has spent the past 8 years changing the culture of her small Northland school to improve the education, social, and cultural outcomes of the school’s Māori learners.

  3. Filed under: productive partnerships | research & evaluation | effective leaders

    This case study (available in te reo Māori and English) looks at how two early childhood education services in the Waikato region are supporting vulnerable whānau to develop their knowledge and skills and get hooked into the education system early.

  4. Filed under: effective leaders

    Schools in the Taupō area have worked in partnership with Ngāti Tūwharetoa to ensure students learn about their iwi, its history, places, and stories. 

  5. Filed under: productive partnerships | effective leaders

    This report by Colmar Brunton describes the main findings from research that provides valuable, in-depth insights about the information and communication needs of parents, families and whānau when they are:

    • choosing a school for their child
    • seeking information about their child’s school so that they can assess and compare their child’s learning progress and achievement with other students at the same level, and know how to ask appropriate questions
    • determining their individual child’s learning, progress, achievement, next learning steps, and wellbeing.
  6. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective leaders | Effective teachers

    The Ako Panuku website offers resources and links to assist schools to effectively support whānau and students to understand NCEA.

  7. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Research & evaluation | Effective leaders

    In this sabbatical report Rex Allott, Principal Omanu School, investigates programmes and practices that enhance the relationship between families, communities, and schools - in particular those that improve the achievement of Māori children and their whānau.

  8. Ruia case studies 06/07/2012

    Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective leaders

    As part of the development process for the Ruia websites, whānau members, teachers, and leaders at several schools were interviewed about the partnerships that have supported their Māori students to be successful. The case studies below arose from these interviews.

  9. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective leaders

    Ruia – School-whānau partnerships for Māori learners’ success is a resource that supports principals and other school leaders to improve outcomes for Māori students by working in educationally powerful partnership with whānau.

  10. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective leaders

    The Ruia tools for principals and other school leaders have been designed to support better educational success for Māori students and provide in-depth resources in appraisal for learning and school-whānau partnerships.

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