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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 | Effective leaders

    Three schools in the Te Kauhua initiative – Hillmorton, Lincoln, and Hornby High Schools - opted to cluster together for purposes of their research inquiry. They worked from a common research question, but tailored their inquiries to their individual school contexts. The cluster schools met regularly over the duration of the project, sharing findings and challenging one another’s practice and thinking. The following case study highlights the approaches and findings of Hornby High School.

  2. Filed under: Effective leaders | Effective teachers

    Three schools in the Te Kauhua initiative – Hillmorton, Lincoln, and Hornby High Schools - opted to cluster together for purposes of their research inquiry. They worked from a common research question, but tailored their inquiries to their individual school contexts. The cluster schools met regularly over the duration of the project, sharing findings and challenging one another’s practice and thinking. The following case study highlights the approaches and findings of Hillmorton High School. 

  3. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective leaders | Effective teachers

    Lincoln High School investigates how, as part of a cluster arrangement, a school can foster the development of an effective professional learning community that is focused on teaching as inquiry and premised on three underpinning principles: ako (reciprocal learning), culture counts, and productive partnerships.

  4. Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Te Reo Maori | Effective leaders

    This story relays how Chisnallwood staff and students worked together, as part of their school review, to implement the New Zealand Curriculum, so that it would make a difference for Māori students and help them to succeed.

  5. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective leaders

    Responding to “demanding constituents” has been the catalyst for changes in teaching practice at Henderson Intermediate - changes achieved through a process of reflecting upon the evidence available and responding to student need.

  6. Filed under: Effective leaders

    The action research approach that was adopted at Henderson Intermediate ensured adoption of the outcomes by staff and built confidence in their ability to find their own solutions for issues.

  7. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective leaders

    An idea from whānau became the basis of a successful intervention to tackle attendance issues.

  8. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective leaders

    When Henderson Intermediate staff were open and honest about the issues of Māori student achievement with whānau, they received an immediate response of support.

  9. Filed under: Effective leaders

    For three schools in the Christchurch region, the opportunity to operate as a cluster provided the stimulus for professional learning.

  10. Filed under: Effective leaders

    A feature of school structure at Te Kura Tuarua o Waihora – Hillmorton High School, are the vertical form classes, or tutor groups. Students and staff attribute much of the supportive and responsive school environment to the effective use of these structures.

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