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
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
Board governance – in relation to the BoT role
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;
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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.