Culture

KLP book front cover.

A school’s culture consists of the customs, rituals, and stories that are evident and valued throughout the whole school. An effective school culture fosters success for all.

Leading cultural change

Leading cultural change involves an understanding of leadership skills and an appreciation of the development of cultures in a school setting.

Understanding school cultures

School cultures focus on learning, teaching, and gaining an understanding of 'what we value around here'.

Developing leaders

The principal has a key role in guiding and supporting others to step up as leaders. This is achieved by recognising and developing the leadership potential of teachers. Building leadership capacity in a school increases the opportunities for improving learning outcomes for all students.

Sharing leadership

Leadership based on shared vision, goals, and commitment to quality teaching and learning is essential in the complex contexts of New Zealand schools.

Leading staff

Effective principals actively lead staff by challenging and supporting staff.

Attitudes, values, and ethics

Effective leaders have a central belief system that is focussed on student learning and well-being. They set clear goals, and pursue them to ensure success for all.