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Sabbatical reports recently added

Principals' sabbatical reports added in April 2014 look at: The future of learning and the implications this might have for school systems, classroom practice and student achievement (Grant Aitken, Paeroa College). Best practice for identification and extension of gifted and talented students, and the development of programmes which will engage...

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Tags: Assessment and data Curriculum Pedagogical leadership Priority learners , Student engagement

Mangere Central teachers talk

An innovative professional learning resource on the Educational Leaders website unpacks how building the skills of middle leaders at Mangere Central School has had a significant positive impact on the school’s drive to address student underachievement. With other school leadership teams in mind, eight of the school’s senior and middle leaders...

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Now open: 2015 study awards and sabbaticals

Applications are now open for the 2015 study awards, sabbaticals and study support grants available to principals and other leaders:Primary principalsSecondary principalsArea school principalsSenior secondary leaders

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Sabbatical reports recently added

Sabbatical reports added in February and March 2014 look at:Principals' reports Developing Henley School as an Asia Aware school by visiting Asian educational institutes and implementing and increasing cultural awareness in the school (John Armstrong, Henley School). Theories to improve leadership capability and build on new knowledge to implement focused...

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Tags: Culturally responsive leadership Leadership and ICT Leadership and special education Māori student achievement Pedagogical leadership Priority learners Student engagement , Transition

Practical guides on school food programmes

Practical new guides for schools wishing to introduce food programmes have been released by the Children's Commissioner. The guidelines provide clear advice to schools and can be used by primary, intermediate, and secondary schools of all deciles and in all communities. Guidelines for school food programmes

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New Ministry bulletin for school leaders

The Ministry Bulletin for School Leaders He pitopito kōrero is our new central channel for school-related information.The bulletin will be sent to principals and board chairs fortnightly on Monday mornings and will then be published on the Ministry of Education website.Look out for it in your inbox.Here is a link...

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Check out this new self-review section

This new section on Ed Leaders offers frameworks that principals might like to use to develop a plan for ongoing school self-review. The section looks at: The self-review mindset Self-review and why it matters Principles and levels of review What is reviewed? Gathering evidence A sustainable culture of self-review The...

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Surrender and retention guidelines available for schools

On 5 February 2014 the Ministry of Education published guidelines to help schools correctly interpret new powers for the surrender and retention of student property. They were part of the Education Amendment Act that came into force last month. Under the Education Amendment Act, the Secretary for Education was required...

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Sabbatical reports recently added

Principals sabbatical reports added in December 2013 and January 2014 look at: The options available in the greater Dunedin/Otago area for ORRS funded students with diverse learning needs on leaving school (Raewyn Alexander, Sara Cohen School). Primary school leadership in modern learning environments (Paul Cooper, Whitiora School). The rationale and...

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Tags: Leadership and NCEA Leadership and special education Māori student achievement Modern learning environments Priority learners Student engagement , Transition

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