Highest marks for school review
Tokoroa North School has received a glowing report from the Education Review Office.
The school received the report last week and principal Stephen Blair said the results were fantastic.
‘‘It is excellent . . . Four to five-year return which is the highest you can get.’’
One to two means there are improvements to be made; a three-year return is what 90 per cent of schools achieve, Mr Blair said.
‘‘A four to five-year means that the school is running so well they ( review officials) don’t need to come back for four or five years . . . It is an excellent report.’’
The report was carried out from August 1 to 11 by a team from Auckland.
‘‘ When they are in the school they talk to the board of trustees, they look at our student achievement information and how well the students are doing, they visit all the classrooms and they meet with the senior management team and our students,’’ he said.
‘‘I’m very pleased,’’ he said. ‘‘I guess it is an affirmation of the hard work by the staff.’’
The report said that students were respected by their teachers as capable, competent learners, who were well supported in their learning at all levels.
It also said the school demonstrated a strong commitment to biculturalism and to supporting Maori students to succeed.