Managing your school

KLP book front cover.

"Every school needs to have systems that help create the conditions for staff and students to work effectively together. Everyone appreciates simple, clear goals and effective processes. School systems provide and effectively communicate the ground rules for everyone. They ensure a measure of consistency in approach and action across the school".

From Systems in Kiwi Leadership for Principals.

Guides for managing your school

Practical guides for first-time principals on systems such as finance, employment, property.

Forms and templates

Links to a range of templates, tools and checklists on the Ministry of Education website.

Administration links

Links to sources of administrative information commonly used by principals. 

School support staff: collectively making resources count

Report and case studies about schools that use effective management practices for their support staff.

No more nagging doubts

Outlines key policies, procedures and systems required for compliance in all areas of school operations, as defined by the National Administration Guidelines (NAGs). 

Managing key resources

Articles that look at ways leaders use key resources to better meet the needs of all students.

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Traumatic incidents

You can contact traumatic incident specialists on 0800 848 326 (24 hours).

Schools should have policies to cope with a traumatic incident, should it occur. Traumatic incident plans include what to do in the event of violence at school, student suicide, the unexpected death of a student or teacher, and natural disasters. Ministry of Education staff can help you with traumatic incident planning.

Find out more about preparing for and dealing with traumatic incidents - Ministry of Education website

Emergency management

The Ministry of Education recommends schools maintain an emergency plan. The Emergency Management Plan is a framework to help you develop your plan.

Download the Emergency Management Plan framework from this page - Ministry of Education website