The aim of this blog is to provide a network and support for those in pastoral care middle leadership roles in New Zealand secondary schools. It is based on the rationale that pastoral care middle leadership within New Zealand secondary schools is increasingly complex. Shifts internal and external of schools have brought new challenges and a greater need for targeted professional development for pastoral care middle leaders. Research and literature on middle leadership in education has a tendency to default to the curriculum middle leader role in schools, which has left the pastoral care middle leader role largely unaccounted for. These are therefore critical times for pastoral care middle leaders.