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Springboard Trust is a unique charitable trust working within the New Zealand educational sector to assist principals enhance strategic leadership capability. Our work stems from the fundamental premise that more effective strategic leadership will not only enable positive change in schools, but also assist in improving student outcomes.

Springboard Trust builds school leadership competency through strategic planning and strategy implementation programmes. Our professional learning and development (PLD) for principals is supported by leadership coaching from talented cross-sector skills volunteers.

By partnering with some of New Zealand’s leading public, private and philanthropic organisations, Springboard Trust has already made an impact for over 300 alumni schools, many of which serve challenged communities in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Wellington and Christchurch.

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Our programmes

Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme

Tailored professional development for educational leadership. We focus on the individual strategic leadership needs of the principal, leadership team and school.

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Network of skilled volunteers

Become a skills volunteer

Join our network of over 100 professional leaders using their unique skill sets to enhance strategic leadership capability in schools.

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Strategic partners

Become a strategic partner

Springboard Trust partners with organisations who share our goal of achieving greater equity in education. Their support enables us to deliver high-calibre programmes to New Zealand school leaders.

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Recent Stories

New Education Impact Hub

With the support of Hugh Green Foundation, we have moved office premises to a wonderful space in Onehunga. The aim of the new premise is to create an Education Impact Hub to facilitate connection and collaboration between individuals and organisations that advocate Leadership in Education.

The vision is to create a community that brings ideas, knowledge, resources, and experiences together in service of the education sector. The Hub will be a co-working collective space with a variety of work stations, meeting rooms and IT equipment for not-for-profits, organisations, and individuals in the sector to use, representing a physical manifestation of our value “Better Together”.

As the Education Impact Hub develops we would initially like to make this space available to our school community to use. We have rooms that hold, 8, 12 and up to 34 people. If your school is interested in an offsite space for meetings or a leadership planning day, please email your programme manager or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tips for using a "proactive" approach to talent management within your school

Talent management refers to the anticipation of required human capital for an organisation, and the planning to meet those needs … Everything done to recruit, retain, develop, reward and make people perform forms a part of talent management, as well as strategic workforce planning. (Wikipedia)

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