ERO’s whakataukı¯ demonstrates the importance we place on the educational achievement of our children and young people:
Ko te Tamaiti te Pu¯take o te Kaupapa
The Child – the Heart of the Matter
In our daily work we have the privilege of going into early childhood services and schools, giving us a current picture of what is happening throughout the country.
We collate and analyse this information so that it can be used to benefit the education sector and, therefore, the children in our education system. ERO’s reports contribute sound information for work undertaken to support the Government’s policies.
In this report and its companion report for primary schools our focus has been on how well schools manage professional learning and development for the people whose skills and training are most fundamental to the achievement of students – classroom teachers.
Effective professional learning and development is the most important investment school boards of trustees and principals can make to build the knowledge of their teachers and raise the achievement of their students.
Successful delivery in education relies on many people and organisations across the community working together for the benefit of children and young people. We hope the information in ERO’s evaluations will help them in their task.
Chief Review Officer