Appendix 3: Meetings held with key stakeholders

Meetings held in each cluster Numbers attending meetings across 40 clusters Focus of meeting
Principals

263
This number includes phone calls/Skype to 3 principals in remote schools

This meeting focused on how the RTLB service was working for cluster school principals - success and challenges.


Is the RTLB service operating flexibly and innovatively to meet needs?

Tumuaki –kura/wharekura 19

This meeting focused on how the RTLB service was working for tumuaki in Māori immersion kura/wharekura - success and challenges.

Is the RTLB service operating flexibly and innovatively to meet needs?

SENCO or equivalent 247

This meeting focused on:

  • the nature of their involvement with RTLB
  • how they have been helped to improve student outcomes
  • referral processes
  • what’s working well
  • challenges.

Initial meetings

-Cluster managers

-Lead school principals

-Lead school board of trustees chairperson or representative

-In some clusters practice leaders also attended the initial meeting

134

To get an overview of the cluster including internal evaluation (self review) and identified success and challenges. The initial meetings covered:

  • cluster priorities
  • processes for identifying these
  • planning to reflect cluster priorities
  • recruitment and induction
  • appraisal
  • supervision
  • professional learning and development for RTLB
  • monitoring impacts on student outcomes - data gathered, evidence, internal evaluation
  • what’s working well
  • challenges
  • relationships with Ministry of Education and other agencies
  • working with Kāhui Ako.

Practice leaders

(In one cluster practice leaders were referred to as regional coordinators)

116 This meeting focused on their leadership role in working with RTLBs - success and challenges.

RTLB

(In some clusters meetings were also held with RTLB who had additional responsibilities)

306

This meeting focused on:

  • roles and responsibilities
  • what guides their work
  • how their time is spent
  • referral processes
  • professional relationships
  • appraisal
  • professional learning and development
  • professional supervision
  • their role in monitoring and evaluation in the cluster
  • reporting, including on practice and outcomes
  • what’s working well
  • challenges.

Exit meetings

-Cluster managers
-Lead school principals
-Lead school board of trustees chairperson or representative
-In some clusters practice leaders also attended the initial meeting

133 To provide cluster leaders with verbal feedback on the tentative/emerging findings of their review.

Other:

-Ministry of Education Learning Support staff
-Other agencies

26

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These meetings were set up at the discretion of the RTLB cluster and were not held in every cluster. The focus of these additional meetings varied in each cluster.