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Collective Teacher Efficacy

Our Goal is to lift student success by improving collective teacher efficacy for all schools in our Kāhui Ako.

“Success lies in the critical nature of collaboration and the strength of believing that together, leaders, teachers, and students can accomplish great things” (Donohoo, Hattie & Eells, 2018).

Purpose: To provide a framework for all school leaders and teachers/kaiako to evaluate, gather evidence and track their progress towards Collective Teacher Efficacy. This document should be adapted to individual school environments and needs and does not provide a checklist but a framework from which to facilitate discussion. 

Effective use: For schools and the Kāhui Ako to gain the most out of this tool we encourage and suggest that:

  • Schools engage with middle leaders and teachers/kaiako in gathering voice around what this looks like, sounds like, and feels like, in their context.

  • Schools gather different data to evidence their judgements around the rubric and progressions. This should include both qualitative and quantitative data with learner/ākonga, community and teacher/kaiako voice at the centre.

  • Schools critically engage with this data to reflect on current practice.

  • Schools use this opportunity as a measurement for progression and growth and to identify potential areas for support and for celebration.

  • Schools adopt a “best fit” approach to using the framework as an evaluation tool. 


Research Base: This progression has been constructed with reference to international and local research, particularly Jenni Donohoo’s (2016, 2020) work. This document was also produced in consultation with the leadership of Whiria Te Tangata Kāhui Ako. There will be resources as well as the referenced research articles provided for your support.  

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