The ELP is designed to provide a robust picture of how school’s teachers perceive the effectiveness of the school’s educational leadership to in key aspects that are most likely to have an impact on teaching and learning.
It covers nine key aspect scales of school educational leadership:
- Goal Setting
- Strategic Resourcing
- Curriculum Quality
- Quality of Teaching
- Promoting and Participating in Teacher Learning and Development (Teacher Learning)
- Safe and Orderly Environment
- Educationally Powerful Connections with Families, Whānau and Community (Teaching Learning)
- Māori Success
- Principal Leadership.
These aspects are based on the vision for educational leadership set out in the Kiwi Leadership for Principals (KLP) framework, and dimensions for effective educational leadership practice as described in the Educational Leadership Best Evidence Synthesis.
There was a wide range of school scores on the overall leadership scale, but using our benchmarking approach, almost all schools were functioning at least at a basic level, with many at a sound and some at “exemplary” level.
Goal Setting, a Safe and Orderly Environment and Principal Leadership were the scales that had the highest proportions of schools rating their school leadership as highly or outstandingly effective (50 percent or more). Promoting and Participating in Teacher Learning and Development (Teacher Learning and Māori Success were the scales that had the lowest proportions of schools rating their school leadership as highly or outstandingly effective.