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Ako in action: school leaders talk about their learning

In these three stories from the Experienced Principals Deveopment Programme (EPDP) experienced principals to lead change that creates effective teaching and learning conditions.

  1. Peter Gall, principal of Papatoetoe High School talks about: developing school leadership; the principal's leadership role; supporting inquiry approaches; and Māori student success. (4 videos)
  2. Wendy Kofoed, principal of Newmarket Primary School talks about: the progress of Māori and Pasifika students; supporting teacher inquiry; and building inquiry approaches into school practices. (3 videos)
  3. Verity Harlick and Megan Odgers, principals of Arthur Street and Ravensbourne schools in Dunedin talk about: five small schools working together; the benefits clusters; and their commitment to ako. (3 videos)

Questions / Things to think about

  1. How does your school’s data collection support your strategies for Māori student success? To what extent is this a challenge at your school? What can you do to address it?
  2. How can your school better direct its use of resources to identify and address the teaching and learning issues it faces?
  3. In what ways could your school strengthen its board of trustees support and the home-school relationships to address the need to achieve better retention and engagement of Māori students?

Filed under: Ako | Effective leaders

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