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 - Mārama, 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