Information for schools already in the Teacher-led Innovation Fund (TLIF)

The boards of the schools involved in each project will need to sign a Funding Agreement.

Projects are monitored by the project team and checkpoint reports provided.

An independent monitoring panel reviews checkpoints as the project progresses and provide feedback:  

Help with your project monitoring and evaluation

Go to pages 14-15 of the Teacher-led Innovation Fund Guide 2019.

Teacher-led Innovation Fund guide 2019 [PDF, 1020 KB]

Independent monitoring panel

The Teacher-led Innovation Fund (TLIF) Selection and Monitoring Panel members play a key role in the TLIF process. As independent panel members, they provide guidance and support, and ensure that successful applicants have met the selection criteria. They provide a high level of skill and knowledge in the concept and proposal phase of the selection process and throughout the life of the projects, in an ongoing monitoring role.

The Panel:

  • ensure consistent, objective and expert judgements are made
  • ensure projects adhere to the usual conventions that would apply to research, in particular the ethical considerations
  • provide quality feedback to all groups of applicants and project teams.

Carolyn English

(Panel Chair)           

Broad and deep knowledge of professional learning and development, educational resource design, curriculum and evaluation.
Led numerous successful national education projects.

Shane Edwards

(Independent Consultant) 

Wide ranging knowledge and experience on panels and across the sector with specific knowledge of Māori pedagogy.

Alison Davis

(Vision Education)  

Significant expertise in research, literacy in primary, and applications to classroom practice.
Provision of Professional Learning and Development and resource development for primary schools, especially for priority learners.
Provision of Professional learning, mentoring and coaching in student agency, motivation, engagement.

Professor Claire McLachlan

(University of Waikato)       

Extensive teaching, research and leadership in early childhood education, with a particular focus on curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and evaluation.

Jenny Whatman

(Independent Consultant) 

Wide-ranging knowledge and experience of teaching and learning, particularly in assessment practice.
Undertakes assessment, evaluation and monitoring roles within the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative.

Dr Anne Hynds

(Ihi Research)          

An experienced teacher, researcher and facilitator, focussing on evaluative practice and improving collaborative expertise.
Has supported and coordinated expert partners’ work with Kāhui Ako to achieve equity and excellence for Māori and Pasifika learners.

Sue Cherrington

(Independent Consultant)

Extensive experience and leadership in early childhood education and teacher education
Research expertise in professional learning and development and in EC professional practice

Hemi Wāerea

(Independent Consultant)

Experience in curriculum teaching, learning and assessment design, implementation, professional learning and development, curriculum resource design and implementation, mātauranga kaupapa Māori.

Ally Bull

(Independent Consultant)

Wide ranging knowledge and experience of teaching, professional learning and development, educational research, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.

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