Peter Gall – EPDP

The Experienced Principals Development Programme focused on developing the capability of experienced principals to lead change that creates effective teaching and learning conditions.

The importance of developing school leadership

Peter Gall, principal of Papatoetoe High School, was surprised when he interviewed applicants for leadership roles in his school. There were a large number of “good teachers” who had “concentrated on what they do in their classrooms”, but who had little idea of the “big picture” for education, or the additional knowledge and skill required to be a good leader.

In this story Peter talks about how he became aware of the need to prepare the next generation of school leaders for their roles.



The principal's leadership role

Principal Peter Gall talks about the responsibility that current school leaders have to identify potential leaders and to work with them to develop their leadership skills.



Supporting inquiry approaches

Peter Gall describes how as part of the Experienced Principals Development Programme he supported aspiring leaders at Papatoetoe High School to carry out an inquiry project.



Meeting the needs and aspirations of Māori students

Peter Gall talks about his commitment to the success of Māori students at Papatoetoe High School, and the implications of the new school wharenui for Māori and others in the school community.



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