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Hautū - Māori cultural responsiveness self review tool for boards of trustees

This resource supports boards of trustees to meet their accountabilities by reviewing cultural responsiveness in their school. A pdf version and word version are available for download.  There are also templates available for Whanau Education Plan and Whanau Education Action Planner along with NCEA Student Planner.  These may be useful supporting documents.

Hautū is designed to be flexible and to help boards assess, plan and increase their cultural responsiveness no matter what level they are at now. Hautū aligns with the four key areas of governance; Board leadership, representation, accountability and employer roles.

By strengthening and fulfilling their roles effectively as trustees, boards will deliver stronger governance. Working with Hautū also supports boards to meaningfully implement Ka Hikitia - Accelerating Success 2013-2017 within their work and to make decisions that support Māori learners to enjoy and achieve education success, as Māori.

Boards have a responsibility to:

While Hautū is aimed at English medium schools it can be used by all school boards.

Each board of trustee chairperson will receive a hard copy of Hautū. An electronic version is available.

NZSTA offers Hautu - Maori cultural responsiveness self review tool for Boards of Trustees workshops as part of our ongoing trustee professional development programme, or contact the Governance Advisory and Support Centre to arrange a Hautu cluster workshop for schools in your local area.

The Learning Objectives for trustees who attend the workshops are;

Contact the coordinator governance on 0800 782 435 (option 3) if you need further professional development assistance.


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