Appendix 2: Evaluation process and questions

This evaluation involved ERO review teams making a judgement in each service about how well prepared leaders and kaiako were to implement Te Whāriki. We looked at the early impact of PLD in building capability and capacity of leaders and kaiako to review their philosophy, determine their priorities for children’s learning, and design their local curriculum.

The overall evaluation question is:

  • How well prepared are early learning services to implement Te Whāriki (2017)?

In each early learning service ERO made a judgement about preparedness in relation to the following questions:

  • How well prepared are leaders and kaiako in this service to implement Te Whāriki (2017)?
    (well prepared, preparation underway, not prepared)
  • How confident are leaders and kaiako in this service to implement Te Whāriki (2017)? (very confident, somewhat confident, not confident)

In making this judgement review teams investigated and responded to the following questions:

1. (a) How is PLD (internal and external) supporting leaders and kaiako to implement
Te Whāriki?
(b) How is PLD addressing the needs of leaders and kaiako within the service?

(c)     What impact is PLD having?

(d)    If the impact of PLD is variable, why is this so?

(e)    How are appraisal processes helping leaders and kaiako to implement
Te Whāriki?

2.(a) What steps are leaders and kaiako taking to review their service’s philosophy to align it to Te Whāriki?

(b)    What steps are leaders and kaiako taking to determine their priorities for children’s learning?

(c)     What steps are leaders and kaiako taking to review and design their local curriculum to reflect these priorities?

(d)    What steps are leaders and kaiako taking to identify their next steps for implementation?

 

3. How well prepared are leaders and kaiako in this service to implement Te Whāriki (2017)?

(well prepared, preparation underway, not prepared)

 

4. How confident are leaders and kaiako to implement Te Whāriki in their service?

(very confident, somewhat confident, not confident)