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Principals across the country are delighted that the Ministry of Education has listened to their national principals’ organisation and are working on leadership support for principals.

‘There is clear evidence that principals, especially in rural areas of New Zealand, are in desperate need of professional support,’ said Denise Torrey, President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation.’

‘Target setting for standardised assessment measures is not the way to improve students’ learning or create viable future learning pathways for our young people,’ said Denise Torrey, President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF).
 
‘I am not surprised that there are schools reporting the percentage of NCEA results based only on the students who participate, whilst taking no account of the students who are not participating in these exams,’ said Torrey.

A recent radio interview with Melbourne University academic, John Hattie, has prompted Denise Torrey, President of the New Zealand principals’ Federation (NZPF) to call on politicians to engage in more collaboration with the profession in developing education policy.

 
‘The latest research on the state of mathematics teaching and learning released by the business group NZ Initiative, may have reached quite different conclusions had it sought critical input from education’s academic and professional sector,’ said Denise Torrey, President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation (NZPF).
 
The author of the report, Rose Patterson, who is qualified in marketing and psychology, used international student achievement league tables, Trends in International Maths and Sciences (TIMSS) and Program
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