To achieve our aspirations for student success in our Orewa Kāhui Ako, teachers in each school will have a focus on the Professional Learning Standard for the year. We believe that the professional growth and development of teachers is the foundation on which student achievement rests.
Professional Learning Standard
Use inquiry, collaborative problem solving and professional learning to improve professional capability to impact on the learning and achievement of all learners.
Inquire into and reflect on the effectiveness of practice in an ongoing way, using evidence from a range of sources.
- Critically examine how my own assumptions and beliefs, including cultural beliefs, impact on practice and the achievement of learners with different abilities and needs, backgrounds, genders, identities, languages and cultures.
- Engage in professional learning and adaptively apply this learning in practice.
- Be informed by research and innovations related to: content disciplines; pedagogy; teaching for diverse learners, including learners with disabilities and learning support needs; and wider education matters.
- Seek and respond to feedback from learners, colleagues and other education professionals, and engage in collaborative problem solving and learning-focused collegial discussions.
Writing and Mathematics
Kahui Ako schools are using learning progressions effectively. Accuracy for mathematics and writing is monitored within and across schools with a robust moderation programme. Models of effective practice for all learners are shared to ensure success for all.
Learner Support – Students with special needs
Develop a Kāhui Ako system which identifies and shares resources and programmes that can support teachers to work effectively with students with wide ranging needs.
The Te Reo curriculum progressions are embedded into practice from ECE onwards. All teachers are supported within the Kāhui Ako to build confidence and competence to achieve this.