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Sarah Hynds

BA, Grad Dip Tchg, GCI Accredited Coach, EMMC Practitioner

Sarah has a history of developing and leading teams of high functioning practitioners and supporting emerging leaders to reach their aspirations. Until recently, she was Principal at Karaka School, a high-performing full primary school located in South Auckland. Taking an evidence-based approach to pedagogy, Sarah effectively embedded Assessment for Learning culture and practice schoolwide, becoming a model of practice for other practitioners. Her experience in leading organisational change, coaching and mentoring, curriculum design and delivery, assessment practices, collaborative inquiry and sprint cycles, ensured the development of an inclusive and positive school culture committed to continuous improvement.

As co-lead of a diverse 13-school Kāhui Ako, Sarah was instrumental in introducing GROWTH Coaching as a model to develop both leadership and pedagogy across the Kāhui Ako. She was responsible for writing the Achievement Plan and more recently led the development of the strategic plan to further develop the direction of the Kāhui Ako.

While at Karaka School, Sarah was offered the opportunity to work alongside the Education Review Office as they transitioned to the new Evaluation Framework. Working collaboratively alongside an Evaluator partner, Sarah was able to support schools to develop their own internal capacity by engaging in collaborative sense-making of capacity, capability, organisational systems and processes, and pedagogical practices.

Sarah is experienced in working with Senior and Middle Leadership teams, Kahui Ako and Teachers in the areas of organisational improvement, strategic planning, curriculum development and design, effective pedagogical practices, coaching and mentoring, leadership development and Professional Growth Cycles. She is dedicated to ākonga wellbeing and achievement.

As a passionate Educator and Coach, Sarah values opportunities to develop respectful relationships that lead to the creation of a high-trust environment based on the principles of whanaungatanga, manaakitanga, pono and hiranga and where others are empowered to set goals that lead to improved futures. A coaching way of being underpins her approach and commitment to ongoing growth. Sarah aims to challenge and inspire so new perspectives become visible and transformation possible.

All sessions by Sarah Hynds

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Leadership
Primary and Intermediate Middle Leaders
For team leaders, curriculum leaders, in-school and across-school Kāhui Ako leaders – anyone who leads a team. This programme has a theoretical and practical approach to help you transition into leadership or grow your leadership capability.
Next date
23 Oct & 20 Nov 2024 Auckland
Locations
Auckland
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Coaching
Coaching in Leadership
Designed for current and aspiring leaders in educational settings, this workshop offers an extended learning experience. Coaching in Leadership is a highly practical and evidence-based workshop that provides in-depth learning about the theory and application of coaching as a contemporary way of leading.
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20 Jun & 21 Jun & 19 Aug & 20 Aug 2024 Wellington
30 Jul & 31 Jul & 24 Sep & 25 Sep 2024 Auckland
Locations
Wellington, Auckland
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Coaching
Introduction to Leadership Coaching
This practical course explores all three elements of effective coaching practice: the GROWTH conversational framework; the key coaching skills; a coaching Way of Being; and how to apply these in a range of conversational contexts.
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27 May & 28 May 2024 Christchurch
1 Aug & 2 Aug 2024 Auckland
10 Sep & 11 Sep 2024 Auckland
16 Sep & 23 Sep 2024 Online
Locations
Christchurch, Auckland, Online
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Coaching
Solutions Focus Master Class
Build confidence in your coaching, go beyond the Growth Coaching framework, and add a wide range of skills and strategies to your coaching kete. This is an advanced coaching skills programme.
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12 Jun & 13 Jun 2024 Auckland
12 Sep & 13 Sep 2024 Auckland
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Auckland
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Leadership
Managing Challenging Conversations
Giving open, honest, timely feedback is one of the most important roles a leader can play. It is also, possibly, the number one area where a leader may become derailed. Likewise, being involved in helping to facilitate differences between groups and individuals also presents its challenges. Designed to build on prior learning from GCI leadership coaching courses, this course provides a practical, conversational approach for achieving constructive solutions where everyone feels heard and respected.
Next date
26 Jul 2024 Auckland
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Auckland
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Curriculum
New to New Zealand
For overseas trained teachers who are new to teaching in Aotearoa New Zealand, Kaiako o Aotearoa, supporting teachers to understand our education system and prepare them for teaching in the New Zealand context.
Next date
30 Jul & 31 Jul 2024 Auckland
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Auckland
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