Key leadership documents
This section brings together key documents that are relevant to New Zealand school leaders.
These publications were developed or funded by the Ministry of Education.
This groundbreaking synthesis of 134 research studies finds that school leaders promoting and/or participating in effective teacher professional learning has twice the impact on student outcomes as any other leadership activity.
Leading from the Middle (2012) describes the qualities, practices and activities middle and senior leaders need to lead in ways that enhance learner outcomes.
Tū Rangatira: Māori Medium Educational Leadership (2010) is a model of leadership that reflects some of the key leadership roles and practices that contribute to high-quality educational outcomes for Māori learners.
Tū Rangatira: Te Kaitātaki i Te Mātauranga Kaupapa Māori (2010) he whakatakoto tauira o te tū hei kaitātaki e whakaata ana i ētahi o ngā tūranga me ngā kawenga matua a te kaitātaki e tino puta ai ngā ākonga Māori i ngā mahi rapu mātauranga.
Kiwi Leadership for Principals (2008) presents a model of leadership that reflects the qualities, knowledge, and skills required to lead New Zealand schools from the present to the future.
Other NZ guides
School leadership that works, ERO (2016)