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Boards provide strategic leadership and direction to schools through the charter and policy framework which give direction to guide all school activities and decisions. Leadership involves setting direction, vision and strategy to ensure that every student achieves their educational potential. Please click a thumbnail to start your learning journey. 

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Who is on the board? 

The term ‘board constitution’ describes how a board is made up. A school board has a specified number of trustees.

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The board and the principal of a school both have different roles and responsibilities to perform. 

The board's role is to govern. The principal's role is to manage.

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NZSTA governance framework offers an example of policies for New Zealand school boards'. Boards should determine their own model of governance. These policies may be added to and amended to suit the needs of the individual board of trustees.

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Governance and Management 

What is the difference between governance and management? Which role does the board play? 

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The board and the principal of a school both have different roles and responsibilities to perform. 

The board's role is to govern. The principal's role is to manage.

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Board’s Key relationships 

 

To achieve it's primary objective the board requires effective relationships with its stakeholders. Learn more about these relationships here.

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Strategic plan-brief 

 

The strategic plan is the main document for the board. Find out more here.

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Boards 4 areas of governance 

 

NZSTA  divides board governance into 4 areas. Find out more about these 4 areas here.

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Boards and key legislation

 

Boards of trustees need to work within key legislation. Find out more here.

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Student Achievement and Assessment 

 

Student achievement is the main focus for boards of trustees. Find out more about achievement and assessment here.

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The New Zealand Curriculum

There are two curriculum documents in NZ schools. Find out more about them here.

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Public excluded business (PEB) is sometimes referred to 'in-committee'. What does the board use this meeting process for and how does it manage the process?