Guiding principles

  • Learners from refugee and migrant backgrounds are the centre of everything we do.
  • We respond to learners’ needs and aspirations to use English confidently to settle into our community.
  • We enable learners’ voices to be heard, both within English Language Partners and in the wider community.
  • We provide quality and relevant learning opportunities.
  • We value the contribution of volunteers and staff.
  • We respect Te Tiriti o Waitangi in how we work.
  • We base our policies on the values expressed in these documents:
    • UNHCR Convention (1951) and Protocol (1967) relating to the status of refugees
    • Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations (1971)
    • Universal Declaration on Volunteering (1990).
  • We are alert to the changing needs of the community, and respond in a viable and sustainable way as relevant for learners.
  • We continually strive for improvement and innovation in everything we do.