"To lead change in schools, principals need knowledge and insight into the complex processes of change and the key drivers that make for successful change. In particular they need to keep their focus clearly on the central vision for their school..."
Managing school change is one of the most complex school leadership tasks. School leaders need to understand the change process to lead and manage change and improvement efforts effectively.
Some school leaders are enjoying pockets of success among their Māori learners. The evidence and experiences that underpin such examples are important to hear about and learn from – so that success might be shared more widely.
Effective school leaders consciously support innovation and keep a focus on education’s ever-changing landscape as it moves into the future.
A number of primary school principals took part in an initiative that asked them to connect the educational leadership model in Kiwi Leadership for Principals with a change they were implementing in their own schools.
Learning organisations that are flexible, adaptive, and productive will excel in times of rapid change. Change on a large scale invariably needs a team approach to leadership.
Strategic leadership is based on long-term planning. It involves establishing and maintaining systems, allocating resources, and communicating vision. Principals need to maintain the focus clearly on the central vision for their school.