"A leader takes people where they want to go, a great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be."

- Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady of the United States.

New Zealand children deserve great leaders of their schools. Great leaders are effective leaders: "Leadership has a significant effect on the excellence and equity of student achievement and wellbeing." (Robinson 2011).[1]

In this resource we see the leadership domain of ERO's School Evaluation Indicators in practice. Our findings from recent evaluative work with school leaders across the country are combined with the best evidence synthesis of what works in school leadership and why.

All leaders can become great and be effective - the stories in this report are evidence of that. 

Iona Holsted

Chief Review Officer Education Review Office

November 2016

[1]    Robinson, V. M. J. (2011). Student-centered leadership. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.