The Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services.
ERO’s reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.
Dr Graham Stoop is ERO's chief executive and the Chief Review Officer. The Chief Review Officer formally designates individual review officers to carry out reviews in schools and early childhood centres. The functions and powers of the Chief Review Officer are described in Part 28, ss 325-328 of the Education Act 1989.
This Act gives the Chief Review Officer the power to initiate reviews, investigate, report and publish findings on the provision of education to all young New Zealanders.
ERO has approximately 150 designated review officers located in four regions: Northern-Te Tai Raki, Central-Te Tai Pokapū, Southern-Te Tai Tonga, and Te Uepū-ā-Motu, ERO’s Māori Review Services Unit.
Read more about what ERO does.
Ko te tamaiti te pūtake o te kaupapa
The child - the heart of the matter