Expert Partners

The University of Auckland has a contract to deliver Expert Partner support to leaders of Communities of Learning to help build collaborative practice and to support leaders and schools to meet their achievement challenges.

The University of Auckland team of Expert Partners has a wide scope of expertise.

We can:

  • work as learning partners and critical friends in the process of learning about CoL/ Kāhui Ako development needs;
  • offer guidance and expertise in a priority area nominated by a CoL/ Kāhui Ako
  • conduct CoL/ Kāhui Ako development needs analyses and report on overall key learning, trends, issues and risks.

An Expert Partner will work with CoL leaders, and others, as a critical friend to help strengthen:

  • evidence gathering practices
  • critical data analysis skills
  • problem definition
  • evidence-informed action planning.

Their support will help CoLs to keep on track as they develop robust and quality achievement challenges and then develop associated, evidence informed plans that will accelerate student achievement.

Expert partners will provide a fresh look at the evidence and challenge assumptions to support CoLs to remain focused on the things that potentially will have the best impact on lifting student achievement.

For more information, please visit the Expert Partners page on the University of Auckland  PLD website.

Jacqui Patuawa
Jacqui Patuawa
Manager and Professional Expert

Jacqui is the Manager of the University of Auckland Centre for Educational Leadership (UACEL).  Previously she was the Co-Director of the First-time Principals’ Programme and was also involved with…

Gary Pearce
Gary Pearce
Expert Partner

Gary was Principal of Parnell District School for 11 years and Principal of Titirangi Primary School from 2007 until 2013. He was also a teaching principal for six years in several schools in rural…

Mark Broadwith
Mark Broadwith
Expert Partner

Mark Broadwith has been a research assistant in the Faculty of Education and also for the Centre for Educational Leadership, where he has also worked on the Starpath Project. Mark is a UACEL accred…