Introduction to school planning and reporting
Schools ongoing self-review cycle
An ongoing cycle of self-review is an important process for all schools. It will monitor student progress and achievement in schools or kura and assesses the effectiveness of teaching and learning programmes in place. Boards and school leaders can make changes to accelerate progress and achievement for every student, in particular Māori students, Pasifika students and students with special education needs.
The school planning and reporting process uses inquiry and knowledge building as the basis for continuous improvement. Self-review helps boards, school leaders, parents, families and whānau to identify resources needed to ensure equity and excellence for all students. School planning and reporting contributes to raising student achievement across a school, especially for those students and groups of students who need more help.
School planning and reporting is a collaborative process. It enables teachers, school leaders and boards to work with parents, families and whānau and develop an understanding of a school’s values, its goals and targets for raising student achievement and how it will achieve this.
The charter and annual report inform a school’s community of the management and governance at the school. They are an important part of the self-review cycle.
The diagram below shows a school’s self-review cycle, including the charter and annual report process.