Faculty of Education and Social Work

Developing effective leadership and governance

Strengthening governance and leadership through PLD that develops more effective schools

School leaders and Boards of Trustees are charged with a wide range of responsibilities in order to effectively lead and manage their schools. Highly experienced and fully accredited facilitators from Team Solutions are available to work with boards and/or school leadership teams across a range of relevant focus areas. These focus areas can be customised and delivered according to the specific needs of your school board and leadership team.

Support for governance, leadership and management could include:

  • Board training, roles and responsibilities, effective meetings and board review.
  • Consultation with the wider school community, family, whānau, iwi and other relevant groups to meet the diverse needs of your school, for example, Māori and Pacific students and students with special needs.
  • School self review including preparation for Education Review Office (ERO) review.
  • Strategic planning and developing and/or reviewing an effective school charter.
  • Developing school policies and procedures.
  • Principal or leadership team appraisal.
  • Developing or reviewing effective teacher appraisal systems.
  • Managing performance - competency and disciplinary support.
  • Unpacking and exploring key Ministry of Education documents, strategies and policies.
  • Principal and senior leadership team appointments.
  • Leadership team development.
  • Organising school documentation under the National Administration Guidelines (NAGs).


For more information please contact Cathy Wright to discuss on +64 27 548 5667 or cs.wright@auckland.ac.nz