Educational transformation through a co-designed collaborative approach in a complex public-sector context

By Diana Wilkes

This case study was commissioned by the Grow Waitaha governance group (Puaka) as a case study of co-designed multi-agency collaboration in a complex public-sector context.

The purpose of this case study is to describe the Grow Waitaha programme’s development and implementation; and also to articulate the significant features of the model. It is not the intended purpose of this case study to outline the programme’s current or evolving impacts in detail, as these are not yet fully evidenced.

A quick bit of background:

Grow Waitaha was a multi–year project designed to support schools in post-earthquake greater Christchurch through citywide educational transformation. 

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This case study of Grow Waitaha offers reflections on what has been learned, and recommendations to a wide audience of government agencies, funders, providers, communities and the wider education sector who are seeking to develop approaches to build capacity at a system level.

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Access the case study from the Grow Waitaha site in the ‘Key Resources section:

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