External evaluation report example


Includes information about the school roll and what ERO has found since the last evaluation.

Answers How well is the school achieving equitable outcomes for all children?

Equity and excellence      

This section answers:

How effectively does this school respond to Māori and other children whose learning and achievement need acceleration?

School conditions supporting equity and excellence

This section outlines:

What school processes are effective in enabling achievement of equity and excellence?

Sustainable development for equity and excellence

This section identifies:

What further developments are needed in school processes to achieve equity and excellence?

Board assurance on legal requirements

Before the review, the board and principal of the school completed the ERO board assurance statement and self-audit checklists. In these documents they attested that they had taken all reasonable steps to meet their legislative obligations related to the following:

  • board administration
  • curriculum
  • management of health, safety and welfare
  • personnel management
  • asset management.

During the review, ERO checked the following items because they have a potentially high impact on student safety and wellbeing:

  • emotional safety of students (including prevention of bullying and sexual harassment)
  • physical safety of students
  • teacher registration and certification
  • processes for appointing staff
  • stand down, suspension, expulsion and exclusion of students
  • attendance
  • school policies in relation to meeting the requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

Actions required

This section is only included where there are areas of non-compliance.

Going forward

This section answers:

How well placed is the school to accelerate the achievement of all children who need it?