ERO de­liv­ers good re­port

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

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.

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