Provide professional leadership that focuses the school culture on enhancing learning and teaching.
- In conjunction with the board, develop and implement a school vision and shared goals focused on enhanced engagement and achievement for all students.
- Promote a culture whereby staff members take on appropriate leadership roles and work collaboratively to improve teaching and learning.
- Model respect for others in interactions with adults and students
- Promote the bicultural nature of New Zealand by ensuring that it is evident in the school culture.
- Maintain a safe, learning-focused environment.
- Promote an inclusive environment in which the diversity and prior experiences of students are acknowledged and respected.
- Manage conflict and other challenging situations effectively and actively work to achieve solutions.
- Demonstrate leadership through participating in professional learning.
Create a learning environment in which there is an expectation that all students will experience success in learning.
- Promote, participate in and support ongoing professional learning linked to student progress.
- Demonstrate leadership through engaging with staff and sharing knowledge about effective teaching and learning in the context of the New Zealand curriculum documents.
- Ensure staff members engage in professional learning to establish and sustain effective teacher / learner relationships with all students, with a particular focus on Māori students.
- Ensure that the review and design of school programmes is informed by school-based and other evidence.
- Maintain a professional learning community within which staff members are provided with feedback and support on their professional practice.
- Analyse and act upon school-wide evidence on student learning to maximise learning for all students with a particular focus on Māori and Pasifika students.
Develop and use management systems to support and enhance student learning.
- Exhibit leadership that results in the effective day-to-day operation of the school.
- Operate within board policy and in accordance with legislative requirements.
- Provide the board with timely and accurate information and advice on student learning and school operation.
- Effectively manage and administer finance, property and health and safety systems.
- Effectively manage personnel with a focus on maximising the effectiveness of all staff members.
- Use school / external evidence to inform planning for future action, monitor progress and manage change.
- Prioritise resource allocation on the basis of the school's annual and strategic objectives.
PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKS
Strengthen communication and relationships to enhance student learning.
- Work with the board to facilitate strategic decision making.
- Actively foster relationships with the school's community and local iwi.
- Actively foster professional relationships with, and between colleagues, and with government agencies and others with expertise in the wider education community.
- Interact regularly with parents and the school community on student progress and other school-related matters.
- Actively foster relationships with other schools and participate in appropriate school networks.
Note: Principals with teaching responsibilities will also need to meet the requirements of current (of the time) standards and/or criteria for teachers.