Leadership Advisors survey for Principals

Closes 7 Sep 2022

Opened 4 Aug 2022


Te Mahau is consulting with the sector on the newly established role of Leadership Advisor (LA).

The review of Tomorrow’s Schools identified our education system needs to do more to ensure excellent outcomes for our ākonga/learners who may have been underserved by the system.

Feedback from the sector has shown there is a need to support school leaders/kura that will free up time to focus on teaching and learning, with the aim of improving progress and outcomes for ākonga/learners.

The report recommended that we need more timely, responsive, and localised support for our school leaders provided by highly skilled, trusted professionals.

There will be a total of 21 positions created. The LA across both the English Medium and Māori Medium will be designed in partnership with the sector.

It is important to note the LA will work with, but not duplicate, existing roles and support.

Why your views matter

We are committed to ensuring the sector plays a crucial role in helping to shape the LA job description. This will ensure the LAs best serve the sector.

Your input is really important and valued as these roles have been created in response to sector feedback.

Help us make better decisions by completing the survey below.

You can have your say by:

The Ministry will carefully consider all feedback we gather from the survey and hui. We expect to finalise the job descriptions by the end of September 2022.


Proposed Timeline:

August: Consultation with the sector

September: Job description confirmed and open to applications  

October: Interviews commence

November: Successful candidates are confirmed

December: Induction plan completed

January 2023: Leadership Advisors commence their induction.

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