Use this checklist to ensure your charter meets all of the requirements of section 61 of the Education Act 1989. If you need help with developing your charter, visit www.minedu.govt.nz/Boards
Please note, any requirement in regards to standards is relevant to schools with students in years 1-8 that use The New Zealand Curriculum or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa to set their teaching and learning programmes.
||Charter contents checklist
||The aim of developing, for the school, policies and practices that reflect New Zealand's cultural diversity and the unique position of the Māori culture.
||The aim of ensuring all reasonable steps are taken to provide instruction in tikanga Māori (Māori culture) and te reo Māori (Māori language) for full-time students whose parents ask for it.
||A long-term strategic planning section that establishes your board's aims and purpose.
||A long-term strategic planning section that establishes for the next 3 to 5 years your board's aims, objectives, directions and priorities for intended student outcomes, your school's performance and use of resources.
||A long-term strategic planning section that includes any aims or objectives that designate your school's special characteristics or its special character.
||An annually updated section that establishes for the relevant year your board's aims, directions, objectives, priorities and targets relating to intended student outcomes, your school's performance and use of resources.
||An annually updated section that sets targets for the key activities and achievement of objectives for the year.
||Your board's aims, objectives, directions, priorities and targets for student achievement, including the assessment of students against any National Standard.
||Your board's aims, directions, objectives, priorities and targets for your board’s activities aimed at meeting general government policy objectives for all schools, being policy objectives set out of referred to in national education guidelines, and specific policy objectives applying to your school.
||Your board's aims, directions, objectives, priorities and targets for the management of your school's and board's capability, resources, assets, and liabilities including human resources, finances, property and other ownership matters.
||All annual or long-term plans (or a summary or reference to them) your board is required to have or has prepared for its own purposes.