Next steps

ERO recommends that schools with international students:

  • systematically review the outcomes for international students in terms of achievement and social integration, as well as the pastoral care and education they provide
  • use information on achievement to review the effectiveness of the education they provide and monitor the impact of any changes made in response
  • include this information in their reports to their board of trustees so that it can be better informed about the quality of education provided by the school.

ERO recommends that the Ministry of Education continues to support schools by providing guidelines to extend the scope and quality of schools’ self review by basing it on a wider range of evidence and indicators, particularly related to progress and achievement.