Pedagogy and assessment

KLP book front cover.

"Successful schools are organised around learning. Their principals are knowledgeable about effective pedagogy and about what works for the individual needs of different students in their particular contexts. They create opportunities for professional learning communities to flourish."

From Pedagogy: Knowledge about teaching and learning in Kiwi Leadership for Principals.

Pedagogical leadership

Effective principals create conditions that ensure the school is focused first and foremost on effective teaching and learning.

Leading professional learning

When principals create opportunities for teachers to work collaboratively and share evidence-informed practice with each other, everyone feels a collective responsibility for students' learning. 

Evidence-based leadership

Self-review and evaluation processes using student achievement data are the basis for sound decision making about and within teaching and learning.

Building effective learning environments

Support for teaching and learning is also generated by allocating material and human resources in ways that are aligned to the agreed goals and expectations of the school. Principals who plan for and provide strategic resourcing have an effect on the quality of student outcomes.

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