Culturally Responsive

Culturally Responsive

Achieving equity and excellence for diverse students across multiple learning contexts is one of the most enduring challenges facing educators in Aotearoa New Zealand. As a nation, our priorities in education are to reduce achievement disparities within and across schools. Reducing disparity can be achieved by improving educational provision to support quality pathways and equitable outcomes for all students. Equity is achievable through leadership that is transformative, culturally responsive, relational and evidence based. Our facilitators draw on the new ERO indicators, linked to Tātaiako and the theoretical underpinnings of culturally responsive and relational pedagogy to develop a coherent approach to leading change.

Culturally responsive pedagogy has proven to be a key teaching and leadership practice in accelerating Maori achievement within English medium settings, creating contexts where learners are able to connect new learning to their own prior knowledge and cultural experiences.

Experts in Culturally Responsive and Relational Pedagogy are skilled in collaborating with educators to create these contexts and draw students into them, improving student engagement and laying the groundwork for accelerated academic outcomes and celebrating Maori students' cultural identity.

Search below for our people who are skilled in applying Culturally Responsive and Relational Pedagogies to English medium settings.

Our People

Lisa Watson

Facilitator - Te Tai Tokerau

Jenny Robertson

Accredited facilitator

Toni Cassrels

Accredited facilitator

Siliva Gaugatao

Accredited facilitator

Ruth Price

Accredited facilitator

Nyree King

Accredited facilitator

Mayleen Gautusa

Accredited facilitator

Mark Dashper

Accredited facilitator

Kerry Upson

Accredited facilitator

Kathy Wadsworth

Accredited facilitator

Karl Mutch

Lead accredited facilitator, Workforce Manager Play.sport

Julie Beattie

Lead accredited facilitator

Gayle McIIraith

Lead accredited facilitator

Faye Booker

Accredited facilitator

Dianna Craker

Accredited facilitator

Ella Newbold

Accredited facilitator

Rewa Paewai

Accredited facilitator - Auckland, Hamilton

Piata Allen

Accredited facilitator

Sharron Fabish

Accredited facilitator - Hawkes Bay

Chris Lowman

Accredited facilitator

Ana Pipi

Accredited facilitator

Mereana Watene

Accredited facilitator

Noel Te Tai

Accredited facilitator- Te Tai Tokerau

Marian Pearce

Accredited facilitator - Auckland

Rachel Tuwhangai

Accredited facilitator - Auckland

Te Rongopai Morehu

Accredited facilitator - Auckland

Camilla Highfield

Director Professional Learning & Development

Brenda Godwin

Accredited facilitator

Caron Watson

Accredited facilitator

Ngahuia Lott

Accredited facilitator

Martin Turner

Lead accredited facilitator

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