ERO will decide to carry out another review over the course of one-to-two years where there is evidence that gives ERO cause for concern about the education and safety of students.
Figure 12: Criteria for scheduling Te Pupuketanga - Development Evaluation
In addition, ERO will return over the course of one-to-two years where, in ERO’s view, external intervention is needed, either at a statutory or lower level to bring about the desired improvement.
If a Limited Statutory Manager (LSM) or commissioner or other Ministry of Education intervention has been in place at the time of the review or is being recommended following the review, the timing of the review is decided in consultation with an ERO National Manager Review Services.
Te Pupuketanga - Development Evaluation is designed to empower Te Aho Matua kura whānau (including staff, board, and leadership) and focus improvement across identified priorities.
The focus is on enhancing ownership, and building capability for strategic thinking, planning and action, and self review.
Te Rūnanga Nui and the Ministry of Education are also involved with ERO and the kura whānau throughout the course of the Te Pupuketanga - Development Evaluation.
The design of the one-to-two year evaluation includes an indigenous development frame, defined specifically to highlight the different stages of progress. These acknowledge Te Aho Matua kura and align with the current approach used by Te Rūnanga Nui as it supports kura whānau in their tasks.
There are three strands in this frame:
Figure 13: Te Pupuketanga indigenous development frame
The focus of these strands is on strengthening kura whānau and enabling them to sustain improvements in the long term. They also provide a gauge to measure progress when making decisions about movement through the one-to-two year development process. For each strand there are markers that define milestones. These markers ensure ERO, Te Rūnanga Nui and whānau can contribute to decisions about progress.
Figure 14: Te Pupuketanga process markers
Throughout Te Pupuketanga there are three distinct review process phases - Whanaungatanga, Whakaaetanga and Whakataunga. These are the formal stages of the process (see Figure 12).
Together the review process phases - Whanaungatanga, Whakaaetanga and Whakataunga - and the progress strands - Marama, Pono and Ūpoko Pakaru - provide a basis for understanding the next steps to be taken by the kura whānau. This combination of process phases and progress strands, He Whāriki Paihere, strengthens the overall process for kura whānau and for ERO.
Figure 15: He Whāriki Paihere - process and progress
Figure 16: Review process for Te Pupuketanga Development Evaluation