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Educational Leader Appointed To NZQA Board

The Government has appointed Epsom Girls Grammar School Principal, Margaret Bendall, to the Board of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey announced today.

The Authority provides qualifications quality assurance, assessment, and examination services in New Zealand and overseas. Mr Maharey said the Authority has some important new challenges ahead of it in the next few years and it is essential that the Board is composed of high calibre people committed to quality education.

"Margaret Bendall has an extensive career in education and has a record of leadership in the development of curriculum, teachers, and principals," Steve Maharey said. "She has been closely involved in the development of the National Certificate in Educational Achievement. I anticipate Mrs Bendall making a valuable contribution to the Board, particularly in terms of helping to oversee the Authority's implementation of the National Certificate in Educational Achievement," Steve Maharey said.

Mrs Bendall's appointment is for a four-year term commencing on 15 July.

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