Springboard Trust helps educational leaders to enhance student achievement. It does this by strengthening strategic leadership in public sector schools. It builds capacity among school leaders by providing them with access to cross-sector expertise drawn from New Zealand’s leading public, private and philanthropic communities.
Springboard Trust’s flagship programme The Strategic Leadership for Principals’ Programme, which is free, helps principals develop robust strategic goals and plans. This innovative programme partners business leaders with school principals in the public sector to build their leadership and planning skills. This contributes to improved educational outcomes for schools and their students. These outcomes include more focused leaders who prioritise high value initiatives that really drive activities to enhance children’s learning and improve educational outcomes.
There are currently more than 150 active skills volunteers supporting school principals and their communities. The programme has an 80 per cent retention rate among volunteers.