The Ministry of Education is implementing three new leadership support programmes for 2017-2018: Leadership advisors; Emerging leaders; and Expert partners.
Ministry of Education programmes
Leadership advisors – provides support to beginning principals from term 1 2017. Regional offices will contact beginning principals to organise this.
Emerging leaders – provides leadership development for potential leaders in Communities of Learning. This programme will trial in 12 Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako from April 2017. COLs can register interest in being part of the trial by emailing PLD.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expert partners – provides support to leaders of Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako. Leaders can choose an expert partner from a list on the ministry's PLD website.
For full details see the Ministry of Education PLD website: leadership section.
Read the Education Gazette article, December 2016
During 2017-2018, the Education Council will establish a Centre for Leadership Excellence to provide a coherent programme of support for leadership.
NAPP and FTP
The new programmes replace the previous programmes: the National Aspiring Principals' Programme (NAPP) and the First-time Principals' programme (FTP).
In these videos seven New Zealand school leaders talk about how they connected their professional learning to their professional practice.
These online modules provide easily accessed learning opportunities for first-time principals, but have relevance for all principals.