Improvement In Action Te Ahu Whakamua

Data and relationships - Invercargill Middle School

The data helps you build the relationship and the relationship helps you look closely at the data.

Data and information about teaching and learning is made highly visible and the interpretation and response are a collaborative process. Leaders and teachers reflect on the role of data in professional relationships and how an open approach builds capability and confidence to respond to the challenges that need to be addressed.

This video illustrates

Domain 2: Leadership for equity and excellence

Evaluation indicator

  • Leadership ensures effective planning, coordination and evaluation of the school’s curriculum and teaching

This video also illustrates

Domain 5: Professional capability and collective capacity

Evaluation indicator

  • Systematic, collaborative inquiry processes and challenging professional learning opportunities align with the school vision goals and targets
  • Organisational structures, processes and practices enable and sustain collaborative learning and decision making 

Domain 6: Evaluation Inquiry and knowledge building for improvement and innovation

Evaluation indicator

  • Collective capacity to do and use evaluation, inquiry and knowledge building sustains improvement and innovation

Key content

  • Achievement data is consistently made visible within a safe and collaborative environment
  • The consistency and usefulness of the data is a prerequisite to constructive conversations about what it means and potential next steps
  • Respectful collaboration and shared solution seeking are features of determining a way forward that ‘adds to your kete’ and the mana of teachers.

Things to think about

  • What role does data play in building a shared sense of purpose and direction?
  • What processes might you further develop to better support improved outcomes?