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The board takes its accountability for the performance of students and the school seriously and ensures that the school is well managed, well prepared and on track towards achieving its aims, objectives and targets.

Official Information Requests

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School boards of trustees are crown entities subject to the Official Information Act 1982. What does this mean for your board if you receive an information request? How do you respond? Find out more here.

Sharing Information of Families and Vulnerable Children

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Sharing information about an individual is often essential to their health, safety and wellbeing. New provisions covering information sharing arrangements have been added to The Family Violence Act 2019 and the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989. These provisions take effect from 1 July 2019.

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Local curriculum (also known as 'school curriculum') is part of the New Zealand Curriculum. Local curriculum is what your school and teachers use to give young people meaningful learning experiences which are connected to their community(ies).

Inclusive Schools

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Inclusive education is about the full participation and achievement of all learners. Inclusive schools are welcoming, accommodating of and adaptive to the needs of students, staff, parents, whānau  and visitors alike.

What is the board's role in leading an inclusive school environment?

Curriculum Progress Tools

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The Curriculum Progress Tools include the Learning Progression Frameworks (LPF) and the Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT). Together, the two tools support progress in reading, writing, and mathematics.

The Curriculum Progress Tools have been created by the Ministry of Education. Find out more about these tools which can assist boards of trustees in their role of monitoring and raising student achievement.

Conflict of Interest

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From time to time a board of trustees may be challenged around a decision that it has made and how it reached that decision. The most common challenge to how the board reached its decision is around not having followed a sound and fair process and often this is around trustees who have a conflict of interest. 

Wellbeing at School Toolkit

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The Wellbeing at School self review tools explore how different layers of school life contribute to creating a safe and caring climate that deters bullying.

Use this toolkit if your school wants to...

  • improve social wellbeing and relationships for all

  • create a safer climate that deters aggressive and bullying behaviour

Student Suspension

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Suspension Legislation 

 

Each board is required to work within the legislation and regulations for student suspension processes. Find out what these are here.

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Suspension-the Principals actions required for a suspension

 

Each board is required to work within the legislation and regulations for student suspension processes. What is required of the principal during this process?

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Suspension-the Board’s student suspension committee 

 

Each board is required to work within the legislation and regulations for student suspensions. What part does a board suspension committee play in this?

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Suspension meeting time frames 

 

Each board is required to work within the legislation and regulations for student suspension meeting time frames. Find out more here.

Being prepared for a suspension meeting.

Suspension-the Board’s preparation for suspension meeting

 

Each board is required to work within the legislation and regulations for student suspension meeting time frames. Find out more here.

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Natural Justice, fair and reasonable

Each board is required to work within the legislation and regulations for student suspension processes. Part of this process is based upon natural justice. Find out more here.

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Each board is required to work within the legislation and regulations for student suspension processes. What are the 4 options the board has at a student suspension meeting?

The board's decision making- suspensions

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Each board is required to work within the legislation and regulations for student suspension processes. Examples of decision making are provided here.

The Boards Primary Focus

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Boards’ primary focus, legislation, functions and mechanisms

 

A board’s primary objective in governing the school is to ensure that every student at the school is able to attain his or her highest possible standard in educational achievement. Find oout more here.

The Board of trustees role in reporting

The board of trustees is required to report on student achievement. What does this mean the board needs to do?

The Principal's Report

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The Principal’s report

 

The principal prepares a report for board meetings. What should the board be expecting and how does it interact with this report?

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The board monitors, reviews, and evaluates the data from the principal’s reports. The data gives the board updates on studentachievement andd progress towards the annual implementation plan and strategic plan.

Therefore the board is required to pose questions, scrutinise the data, investigate, understand and be assured of how the students are progressing and what might be 'next steps' to ensure continued progress towards the strategic and annual goals.

The Education Review Office (ERO)

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What is the Education Review Office role? Why do they visit schools to do reviews?

Material is used from:

School Evaluation Indicators: Effective Practice for Improvement and Learner Success ERO 2016
Effective School Evaluation: How to do and use internal evaluation for improvement ERO 2016

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The Education Review Office (ERO) has provided New Zealand schools with a framework for evaluation- these are called School Evaluation Indicators. This module looks at how boards may use the domains of the process indicators for self-review.

Material is used from:

School Evaluation Indicators: Effective Practice for Improvement and Learner Success ERO 2016
Effective School Evaluation: How to do and use internal evaluation for improvement ERO 2016

Sexuality Education

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Sexuality Education is part of New Zealand school education. Find out why this forms part of our students' education.

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Within a school community, various groups have different responsibilities and roles for sexuality education. Find out more about these.

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ERO's document "Promoting wellbeing through sexuality education" (September 2018) describes findings of good practice for sexuality education.

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The board of trustees includes understanding the curriculum area of Sexuality Education. This glossary has terms used in sexuality education.