How well placed is the school to sustain and improve its performance?
The school is very well placed to sustain and improve its performance.
Sound board processes focus on governance and positive outcomes for students. New trustees have been inducted into their role and all board members participate in training. The principal keeps the board well informed. Trustees are leading the development of a new strategic plan for 2014 to 2016.
The principal is regarded by staff as a leader of learning. He has a clear focus on moral leadership and ensuring that students are at the centre of school decision-making. Senior leaders and staff work together collaboratively with a shared purpose of ongoing improvement as a learning organisation. They continually reflect on their teaching and the culture of the school. The appraisal system supports the ongoing development of all staff.
Senior leaders have been working with an external facilitator to use the teaching as inquiry process to inform literacy and mathematics development. This useful process has been linked with coaching, by the deputy principal.
Parents’ input is fostered and valued. School events strengthen and continue to build relationships with parents, whānau and the local community. Senior leaders, teachers and trustees use self review effectively for systematic, planned and deliberate inquiry into school processes and practices. Multiple perspectives are sought and self review outcomes are used for decision making and improvement. There is a strong focus on teaching and learning and enhancing outcomes for all students.
When is ERO likely to review the school again?
ERO is likely to carry out the next review in four-to-five years.
Joyce Gebbie, National Manager Review Services, Central Region (Acting)