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Tamara Bell

Tamara Bell, Deputy Principal at Cobham Intermediate, discusses developing a culturally responsive environment. She talks about the way this happens from a relational position and how the staff at Cobham Intermediate began this journey together working on their practice, and then spread that learning to their classrooms. Tamara outlines how important it has been for staff to consider the tikanga in the school and that the values they are developing around this practice will be beneficial for all. She reminds us that the kaupapa of a school is developed as part of a school’s obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and being part of a bicultural nation, and that this is an important position for all schools.