Managing your school
"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".
These practical guides for first-time and recently appointed principals look at applying school leadership across systems on a day-to-day basis.
The links on this page take you to a range of templates, tools and checklists on the Ministry of Education website.
The links on this page connect you to sources of administrative information commonly used by principals.
Support staff make up almost a third of New Zealand’s schooling workforce. They include teacher aides, librarians, ICT managers and staff, administrative staff, and student and whānau support workers. This page contains the report School Support Staff: Collectively Making Resources Count commissioned by the Support Staff Working Group (SSWG), and seven case studies of schools that use effective management practices for their support staff.
No More Nagging Doubts (2010) outlines for principals, other school leaders and trustees the key policies, procedures and systems required for compliance in all areas of school operations as defined by the National Administration Guidelines (NAGs).
Leadership requires a mix of professional knowledge and expertise along with the ability to develop and manage good systems to sustain quality teaching and learning.