Partnerships and networks

KLP book front cover.

"Effective principals have external networks that range from face-to-face through to online contacts. Networks help provide them with up-to-date and relevant knowledge about educational trends and issues. They give opportunities for making connections and developing learning partnerships that can be an effective way of sharing resources."

From Partnerships and networks in Kiwi Leadership for Principals.

Involving parents, families and whānau

Effective partnerships between schools and parents, whānau, and communities can result in better outcomes for students. The better the relationship and engagement, the more positive the impact on students' learning.

Building relationships with whānau, hapū, and iwi

Leaders who strengthen partnerships and networks to enhance student learning demonstrate the interpersonal skills needed for building strong relationships with key stakeholder groups such as trustees, parents, whānau, and local organisations.