Over half of the services were not prepared to implement Te Whāriki

ERO is concerned that 51 percent of services were not prepared to implement Te Whāriki. Leaders and kaiako in these services had not yet taken steps to engage deeply with Te Whāriki.

ERO’s findings are summarised in Figures 3 and 4.

This bar graph show three blue bars they are from left to right, Not prepared 51%, Preparation underway 36% and Well prepared 13%

Figure 4: ERO’s key findings -preparedness to implement Te Whāriki

This image is made up of 5 rectangle boxes. Each box has a large percentage figure in a medium blue box followed by the explanation in light blue.  They are from top to bottom as follows: box 1 88%, Leaders and/or kaiako in services had been involved in some form of PLD (internal and/or external, box 2 50%,For half of the services, this PLD was limited and lacking the depth of engagement with Te Whāriki (2017) needed to understand the shifts required to effectively implement the updated curriculum. box 3 55%,In 55% of services leaders and kaiako had reviewed or taken some steps to begin to review their philosophy. box 4, In almost one-third of services leaders and kaiako had taken steps to review and design their local curriculum. However the outcome of this process varied widely. ERO found differing approaches to thinking about a local curriculum and the extent to which it was consistent with Te Whāriki. box 5, While half of the services had determined their priorities for children’s learning, the approaches to identifying (and the nature of) these priorities varied considerably. Few were considering the learning outcomes in Te Whāriki when deciding their priorities.