The Education Review Office (ERO) has released a series of online resources showcasing schools that are making a significant difference for their learners.
We are calling the collection of videos and publications Improvement in Action | Te Ahu Whakamua and the primary purpose is to illustrate what works to achieve successful outcomes for all children and young people in the education system.
The video sequences bring to life the School Evaluation Indicators, released by ERO last year.
At the heart of the Indicators framework is the vision for learner outcomes identified in the New Zealand Curriculum: “confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.” The Indicators draw on New Zealand and international evidence and research and identify six domains. These domains work together to support and promote improvement in professional practice and outcomes.
Improvement in Action | Te Ahu Whakamua is intended to support schools in their internal evaluation and improvement efforts. The videos capture the perspectives and voices of children and young people, parents, teachers and leaders. There is a range of video clips for each school, showing aspects of practice that have been effective in improving learner outcomes in each school context.
“The schools that we showcase are all on their own improvement journey, responding to their context, their learners and their communities. ERO wants every school to be a great school. The aim of these resources is to engage teachers and school leaders in reflecting on approaches and practice in their own context,” says Chief Review Officer, Nicholas Pole.
“ERO is committed to highlighting excellent practice where we find it. We will continue to develop Improvement in Action | Te Ahu Whakamua online resources, drawing on the growing international and national evidence base about effective practice in education.”
“Understanding and using what we know about what works is critical in addressing the challenge of achieving equity and excellence for every learner,” says Mr Pole.
ERO would like to thank the following schools involved that gave so generously of their time and shared their experiences.
Otumoetai Intermediate, Invercargill Middle School, Manurewa Central School, Kerikeri High School, McAuley High School, James Hargest High School, Rotorua Boys’ High School, and Stonefields School.
The video resource Improvement in Action | Te Ahu Whakamua is available here.
For further information contact ERO Communications Manager, Amanda Forsey: 021 459 472