Learning Services Manager

Greg Carroll


New Pedagogies for Deep Learning Facilitator Institute
Art of Facilitation (Joan Dalton and David Anderson)
National Diploma in Educational Management – Canterbury University
Bachelor of Education – Canterbury University
Diploma in Teaching – Christchurch College of Education

Professional profile

Greg was a principal for nearly 20 years before joining Tātai Aho Rau Core Education (then known as CORE Education) in 2012. He jointly led the Learning with Digital Technologies programme across Aotearoa from 2013-16, and in this role supported more than 50 facilitators in their work across the country. During this time he also worked with many different groups to develop their strategic thinking, and to implement effective collaborative practice and quality curriculum in their settings.

Greg has particular expertise and experience in school change and supporting leaders at all levels to be the best they can be. He has facilitated whole school improvement initiatives in many different contexts including in new builds, post-earthquake Christchurch, existing spaces, and in clusters and Kāhui Ako.

An increasing part of Greg's mahi is the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) programme, where he facilitates in schools and clusters across Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island). Greg has presented at NPDL conferences and forums across Aotearoa, and internationally in both Australia and Canada.

Greg is an experienced and effective coach and mentor. He has worked with school leaders, teams and individuals as part of Tātai Aho Rau's coaching and mentoring programme, and in Ministry of Education and school funded initiatives.



Greg has considerable experience as a principal and leader of effective school change. He has worked with leadership teams across Australia and Aotearoa developing strategic and professional learning programmes focused on improving outcomes in many different settings. Greg is an experienced facilitator of collaborative and team processes and has expertise supporting groups to work together in effective ways.

His contributions to the Tātai Aho Rau blog often explore aspects of leadership and change practice as well as practical and relevant classroom pedagogy.


Greg is a seasoned coach and mentor. He has successfully supported leadership initiatives, teams and individual development. He has particular expertise supporting teams whose key goals are gaining consensus and working collaboratively.

Responsive practice

Greg has worked in different cultural contexts and in a wide variety of school change and development settings. He has experience in designing and supporting programmes which cater for students with additional learning needs.

Effective pedagogy and localised curriculum design

Greg has supported schools and Kāhui Ako with designing their curriculum programmes to ensure consistency and quality practice. His work in NPDL is a key part of this, and the NPDL framework provides valuable support for those exploring ways to deepen learning outcomes and align their focus on localised and community impact outcomes.

Greg has significant experience supporting and developing oral language programmes that build teacher professional knowledge and enable them to design and implement quality literacy programmes.

Evaluative capability and assessment for learning

Greg has considerable experience in making sense of complex data and sharing information in ways that make sense to everyone. He is familiar with using a variety of tools and frameworks for effective self review and with designing professional learning programmes to address specific needs.

Digital fluency

Greg helped lead the team who delivered digital fluency PLD across Aotearoa for six years. He has supported a wide range of whole-school initiatives and worked with leadership teams and individuals to design and deliver professional learning programmes. Teacher and leader inquiry is often a key component of Greg’s work.

Greg has delivered workshops on using the Google, Apple and Microsoft ecosystems and tools effectively in leadership, administration and classroom practice. He is adept at supporting leaders and teachers to integrate effective digital pedagogies into their classroom and personal learning programmes.

Personal statement

I am an experienced school leader and mentor and have a passion for ensuring that our education system supports all learners, teachers and leaders to achieve their potential and be the best they can be. My leadership experience gives me a clear understanding of supporting change and the fundamental importance of collaborative practice and strong relationships at all levels. Supporting school leaders and clusters to have a clear vision, and to design high quality professional learning is my passion. One of my strengths is supporting teams of all sizes to make sense of complexity and develop effective plans and programmes for improvement.

I have provided leadership in a wide range of often complex professional learning initiatives for many years and have coached and mentored many aspiring and experienced leaders. I believe strongly that building effective relationships and ways of working together is fundamental to powerful, effective and sustainable change.