ERO delivers good report
Whakamaru School has received a three-year grade after its Education Review Office assessment. ( The grade means the school will not be assessed for another three years.)
The report said the ERO team observed high levels of student engagement in class, and students understood and responded positively to behaviour expectations.
Principal Jill Mcarthur was also commended.
ERO’S report said Ms Mcarthur articulated and demonstrated a strong understanding about the use of student achievement and progress information to promote learning.
It said Ms Mcarthur had developed a detailed assessment schedule that helped to build the teachers’ capacity to plan for students’ successful learning.
The report said teachers consistently set high standards for student learning and behaviour, they were sustaining mutually respectful relationships with students.
Teachers worked collegially emphasising high levels of trust and mutual confidence in staff and school leadership.
School data from mid 2011 shows that a high proportion of students at in all years are expected to reach the charter target of 80 per cent at or above their relevant National Standard in reading and mathematics.
The report said students needing additional help with their learning were clearly identified and effectively supported by a resource teacher.
ERO said Whakamaru School was well placed to sustain and improve its performance.