Read the implications for schools behind the implementation of national standards and league tables. By now few schools will not appreciate the changes in teaching that they will cause - unfortunately the general public are less informed. What is the truth behind the 'one in five students failing'? How well do NZ students do on international surveys?
Art education is at risk with the introduction of league tables - it is worth thinking about how important art ( in its broadest sense) is.
Creative teaching - personalised learning is a real alternative.
What educationalists underpin your school's philosophy? How many books are you aware of?