Diversity in New Zealand continues to rise, and strategic plans are a prime opportunity for our schools to better reflect this. Take, for example, Newmarket Primary – a school connected to more than 20 languages, and where 85% of students speak a language other than English at home.
When guidance on engaging such a diverse community is lacking, school leadership can struggle to form a cohesive community plan. In September 2015, Springboard helped Newmarket Primary principal Wendy Kofoed overcome this barrier to achievement.
Bringing the plan together
Wendy had made a strategic plan for her school, but was struggling to get teachers, whānau and parents on board.