Case studies and exemplars to support raising Māori student achievement

This major research project draws together a rich array of examples from five highly performing mainstream secondary schools. These case exemplars illustrate practical ways to raise Māori student achievement to build effective relationships with whānau, families and communities and establish sound positive leadership in secondary schools in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The case studies look at the strategies used by school leadership teams and report on the key factors that are contributing towards lifting Māori student achievement in their schools. The exemplars step through how a particular programme has been used successfully in each school.

The cases and exemplars were framed and developed on the basis of source evidence of effective leadership practice – as presented in Robinson, Hohepa and Lloyd’s (2009) report, School leadership and student outcomes: identifying what works and why, one of the Best Evidence Syntheses commissioned by the Ministry of Education.

This research demonstrates our ability to:

  • work effectively with Māori communities
  • tell a clear coherent story of the ways leadership in high performing schools can make a positive difference to Māori students, that supports professional development of school leadership and teachers.

Download Rangiātea case studies and exemplars here