Osprey Consulting Learning Networks 2022
The Eastern Learning Network (ELN) established 2013
The Northern Learning Network (NLN) established 2021
Established in 2013 The Eastern Learning Network (ELN), comprised predominantly of schools and colleges in East Auckland flows into 2022 with schools who work together to grow their leadership capabilities and practice to improve learning and teaching. The ELN continues to build on best collaborative leadership practices as a developing Community of Practice that has adult learning at its core.
The ELN continues to offer schools breakfast workshops throughout the year to inquire into and critically analyse leadership practice. Workshops based in Action Research and Collaborative Leadership Inquiry flow through the year to further support Middle Leaders in their learning and growth.
The ELN provides another space for schools from the same Kahui Ako to progress their learning together, cognisant of each Kahui Ako’s Achievement Challenges. Schools value having the platform provided for Senior Leadership, Across School Leads and With-in School Leads to participate in a professional learning community to grow their own and others leadership capabilities in a collaborative setting.
In 2021 the Osprey Learning Networks expanded by establishing the Northern Learning Network of schools and colleges on Auckland’s North Shore. This came about through the positive impact on the collaborative leadership practices of schools in the ELN and has led to requests from school leaders on the North Shore for an NLN.
The focus is growing the leadership learning of Middle leaders (ASL’s/ WSL’s) to lead Collaborative Practice. Senior Leadership Teams are encouraged to join Middle Leaders be a part of the workshops as we bridge the gap between theory and practice for Senior and Middle leadership and teachers at school and system (Kahui Ako) levels.
Director - Osprey Consulting
Dr. Howard Youngs
Senior Lecturer - AUT
Director - Leading Learning
Kairangahau Matua | Senior ResearcherNZCER
Deidre Le Fevre
Professor - University of Auckland
Our team of researchers follow through with longitudinal research study into teacher collaborative inquiry practice in the both the ELN and NLN to provide members with feedback to further inform their learning needs in their context. The research continues to be shared as a resource on various platforms globally.
A bank of online resources including workshop material and videos of presentations supports the professional learning. The ELN and NLN online forums and communities gives members the ability to collaborate across both networks and to grow as a Community of Practice.
Please complete the form below if you are interested in joining either of the networks in 2022 and we will get back to you promptly.
Feedback on the Network
"We enrolled as a Kahui Ako (ASL and myself) and have found the blend of current educational theory with access to the researcher, the highly engaging and practical expertise of the presenters really valuable. Unlike a one day conference, the ongoing and targeted goal that each group designs (supported with a high level of professional dialogue) has ensured an observable and tangible difference for our team."
Maree Bathurst, Principal
Albany Primary School
"Our biggest success has been coming together as a group of leaders, and having the opportunity to learn together."
Robin Kirkham, Principal
Point View School
"Most of our schools in our Kahui Ako are in this (ELN) forum…our Across School Leaders and Within School Leaders attend. So we are all hearing the same messages."
Gina Benade, Principal,
Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School