Information for middle and senior leaders

The resources in this section focus on what it means to be a middle or senior leader.

Leadership is about empowering, transforming, and working together. It not only about people in formal leadership roles. Teachers as leaders and teachers as supporters of leaders play a central role in school development.

Information on this website

Guide and case studies

Leading from the middle: educational leadership for middle and senior leaders

Leading from the middle – case studies


You could start with the articles in these sections:

Evidence-based leadership

Professional learning

Sabbatical reports

Featured reports:

Collaborative inquiry – Jim Hay-Mackenzie

Planning PLD – Pam Redpath

Senior secondary curricula – Gael Ashworth

Secondary middle leaders guide 

Secondary middle leaders – NZ Curriculum Online

Supporting provisionally certified teachers 

Guidelines for induction and mentoring - Education Council

Courses relevant for mentor teacher development – Education Council

Further information

Middle leadership summary paper (PDF) – Education Council

Educational leadership capability framework

Maggie Farrar suggests four effective activities for middle leaders 

QELi TV Youtube channel