Teacher Development

This page shares how our teachers are dedicated to and involved in continuous professional development

Vauxhall School is part of the Devonport-Takapuna Community of Learners or Kahui Ako

The school in our Kahu Ako are:

  • Bayswater School

  • Belmont Intermediate

  • Belmont Primary

  • Devonport Primary

  • Stanley Bay School

  • Takapuna Grammar School

  • Vauxhall School

Together we meet to share learning and professional development to improve the achievement and wellbeing of our students. Among other learning areas, Vauxhall School has been extensively involved in Kahui Ako mathematics professional development. We have Vauxhall School teaching staff in roles responsible for the facilitation of shared professional development between the schools and within our own school. 


Teachers have been involved in a wide variety of professional learning in 2019 including:

  • Play in the Classroom: A Foundation Workshop (Longworth Education)
  • Play-Based Learning: School visits
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Te Wananaga o Aoteoroa - Hepapa Tikanga Level 3 - Ongoing learning for all staff
  • The Inclusive Habits of Outstanding Teachers by Neil Mackay
  • Sharp Literacy Introductory Workshop on integrating phonological awareness in a guided reading session
  • Working with children who have experienced trauma workshop
  • Supporting SLD Students Using a Metacognitive Model
  • Literacy Workshop at the National Library
  • Kinaesthetic Brain Gym PD
  • Sir Callaghan Science course
  • STEAM & Play-Based Learning
  • Sounds Like Fun! An integrated approach to Literacy Support
  • LINC-ED tracking student achievement data
  • Nathan Wallis: Engage your Brain
  • Jo Boaler and Cathy Williams - You Cubed - Mathematics
  • Reading Recovery Tutorials
  • Growing Creative Minds conference
  • Senior Leaders Professional Learning Groups
  • Incredible Years Training: Classroom environments 6 month course
  • Tilting the Seesaw: Working with children with Autism
  • Mindfulness, 3 teachers, Term 3 and 4