Specific support for tumuaki/principals

Get support from a leadership advisor to help you with your specific needs

We are contracted by the Ministry of Education to provide support to ngā tumuaki/principals across the 10 Ministry of Education regions of New Zealand. Leadership advisors are available to respond to requests for support to help resolve a specific need.

How to use this support

This support is expected to complement existing principal support services from NZPF, SPANZ, NZEI, PPTA and NZSTA.  These organisations may recommend the leadership advisor service to principals contacting their helplines.

Principals are encouraged to contact the leadership advisor service when they are seeking support to respond to a need in areas such as:

  • strategic relationships with staff, Board of Trustees and/or community

  • strategic planning and internal evaluation processes, including curriculum review

  • leadership capability within the school

  • planning in relation to ERO review recommendations

  • planning to positively impact on low levels of student engagement and achievement

  • Principal’s understanding of their governance role.

Specific support will not relate to:

  • Identified financial/ audit risks

  • Property issues

  • Industrial/employment disputes

  • Board governance – in relation to the Board of Trustees role

  • Legislative changes

  • Legal matters.

Once a principal has requested support, a leadership advisor will co-construct with them the nature of the specific support required. Support is envisaged as typically lasting one to two terms. It is up to each principal to contact Evaluation Associates. Contact details are listed below for each region.

Corinne Hansell

Leadership Advisor and Team Leader (Auckland and Tai Tokerau)

Judith Wootton

Leadership Advisor and Team Leader (Waikato & BoP - Waiariki)

Sue Ngārimu

Leadership Advisor and Team Leader (Central South)

Grant Stedman

Team Leader - Leadership Advisor