Improvement In Action Te Ahu Whakamua

Opportunity to learn: a sense of urgency – Invercargill Middle School

We have to make the most of every learning opportunity.

In responding to its unique context the school has adopted a range of approaches to accelerate learning. Teachers share a collective commitment to making the most of every learning opportunity. 

This video illustrates

Domain 2: Leadership for equity and excellence

Evaluation indicator

  • Leadership ensures an orderly and supportive environment that is conducive to student learning and wellbeing

This video also illustrates

Domain 4: Responsive curriculum, effective teaching and opportunity to learn

Evaluation indicator

  • Students have effective, sufficient and equitable opportunities to learn

Key content

  •  Increased opportunity for focused teaching is provided for priority learners 
  • This time is structured and uninterrupted
  • Practice, routines and the language of learning is consistent across the school.
  • Learners develop the agency to be pro-active and disciplined in their approach to their own and others learning

Things to think about

  • How well do you maximise learning opportunities in your environment?
  • What else could you do?