Key leadership documents

This section has Ministry of Education guides on leadership in New Zealand schools. 

Leading from the middle

Leading from the Middle: educational leadership for middle and senior leaders (2012) describes the qualities, practices and activities middle and senior leaders need to lead in ways that enhance learner outcomes.

Tu rangatira (English)

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. 

Tu rangatira (Māori)

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

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. 

School leadership best evidence synthesis

This groundbreaking synthesis (2009) identifies and explains the leadership dimensions and leadership expertise that have the most impact on improving students outcomes.

Other NZ documents

Leadership strategy

School leadership that works (2016) – ERO 

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