MOE expands Principal support contract with Evaluation Associates to include experienced leaders.

By NZAIMS inc | Posted: Wednesday May 15, 2019

This expanded support service is expected to complement existing principal support services from NZPF, SPANZ, NZEI, PPTA and NZSTA.

New support for experienced principals from Leadership Advisors

Specific Support

Leadership advisors are now available to respond to experienced principal requests for support to help resolve a specific need.

This expanded support service is expected to complement existing principal support services from NZPF, SPANZ, NZEI, PPTA and NZSTA.  These organisations may recommend the leadership advisor service to principals contacting their helplines. It is up to each principal to contact Evaluation Associates.

Principals are encouraged to contact the leadership advisor service when they are seeking support to respond to a need in areas such as:

  • strategic relationships with staff, BoT and/or community

  • strategic planning and internal evaluation processes including curriculum review

  • leadership capability within the school

  • planning in relation to ERO review recommendations

  • planning to positively impact on low levels of student’s engagement and achievement

  • Principal’s understanding of their governance role


Specific support will not relate to

  • Identified financial/ audit risks

  • Property issues

  • Industrial/employment disputes

  • Board governance – in relation to the BoT role

  • Legislative changes

  • Legal matters

Principal Professional Learning Groups

Leadership Advisors from Evaluation Associates have been contracted by the Ministry of Education to establish and facilitate up to 50 Principal Professional Learning Groups (PLG) throughout New Zealand during 2019. The first PLG will be commencing in term two and they are able to continue into 2020.

Our aim is to develop strong reciprocal coaching practice which supports leadership learning.

Each PLG will contain approximately five principals and the meetings will include;

  • What’s on top

  • Collaborative inquiry/problem-solving

  • Reciprocal coaching

  • Professional reading/reflection

Members of the group will co-construct collaborative inquiry areas of focus.

In order to make these professional learning groups effective and for the other group members, active participation, regular attendance and full engagement are expected.

Contact details:

Steve Bovaird

Auckland Region

[email protected]

021480868

13/5/2019