LEADING LIGHTS     Issue 4 | 2021

Table of Contents

Editorial

Editorial  Murray Fletcher

Mā ngā hinengaro ketu o ia whakatipuranga e hura ngā mea hou. The searching minds of each generation reveal new things.

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From the President’s Pen

From the President’s Pen  Jeremy Kedian

Middle leaders are crucial for the successful leadership and management of primary, intermediate, secondary and early childhood education.

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Acknowledging the late Emeritus Professor Wayne Edwards

It is with great sadness that the educational leadership world acknowledges the passing of Emeritus Professor Wayne Edwards in Palmerston North on 28 October 2021.

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Leading in a Foundation School

Article by  Shelley McKay

How does one begin to build a school from the ground up - literally, during a worldwide pandemic? How do you navigate through the seas of building a team around you, resourcing, building a community and culture? Setting up and maintaining sustainable systems?

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Collaborative Leadership in Contemporary Settings

Research Report by  Karyn Gray

  • Transformative change will also require transformative leadership.
  • A collective leadership approach takes more time but goes deeper and is more sustainable.
  • Collaborative leaders cannot be heroic. Collaborative leaders need to move from being good at their art to good at growing others.

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Leading from the Middle in Aotearoa New Zealand

Stocktaking – setting the scene  Murray Fletcher

Models for educational leadership unique to Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Connecting and learning as leaders

Article by  Dr. Sylvia Robertson

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Middle Leadership Symposium

Article by  Sandra Jenkins (MNZM)

Middle leaders navigate a challenging space, they have pressure from above and below in their educational settings. (Fullan 2010). Often middle leaders are selected for their role because they are excellent classroom teachers, but they are not prepared for the leadership complexities required to drive the strategic direction of the school.

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NZEALS targets middle leaders

 

Let’s all pull together for the next cohort of educational leaders.

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Free middle leader workshops for members

 

This short workshop series offers insights into middle and senior leadership, and creates a platform for your own reading and reflections on leadership.

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