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Leadership for improvement

http://maori-ed.tki.org.nz/what-works-for-maori-learners-and-why/leadership-for-improvement/

This kete contains a range of proven tools, case studies and commentaries to support school leaders and PLD facilitators who are tasked with leading accelerated success for Māori learners. These have a particular focus on the collection and use of data to inform critical discussions and actions for improvement.

Goal setting with evidence

This gallery looks at how using evidence to set goals and targets for student learning has been an integral part of school leadership for a number of years. Goal setting is increasingly focused on achieving equitable outcomes. This is supported by the creation of monitoring and reporting systems that enable focused interventions where the evidence shows specific needs.

Contributions and resources

Using evidence for learning
Using evidence for learning

An Assessment Online toolkit

Understanding and managing the range of information that counts as evidence of student learning and achievement can be daunting. It requires teachers and school leaders to be confident in their assessment literacy.

The Ministry of Education has developed tools in the Assessment Online website that cover the understandings and skills educators need in order to:

  1. gather dependable information about the status of a student’s (or group of students’) learning

  2. accurately aggregate and present information so that it can be easily understood

  3. interpret and evaluate information for individuals and groups of students to help decide what to do next to support learning

  4. present and share information to build partnerships for learning (with parents, whānau, colleagues, boards)

  5. set challenging but achievable targets for improved student achievement.

Source: Ministry of Education

Using evidence for learning
Using data (image)
Using data to inform teaching
Mairehau Primary School videos on using data

Two videos in which Principal John Bangma and Deputy Principal Jenny Washington discuss data-driven decision making at Mairehau Primary School.

Using data to inform school development

Using data to inform teaching and learning 

Source: Ministry of Education

Using data

Resources and downloads

Using evidence for learning

This contribution provides links to resources in the Assessment Online collection that leaders can explore with their teachers as they gather and interpret data.

Working with data

This contribution provides links to resources in the Assessment Online collection that leaders can use to organise and analyse data in different ways. They can be used to focus on equity outcomes for learners, for example, to assist with setting specific equity targets.

Using data to inform school development

Principal John Bangma and Deputy Principal Jenny Washington discuss data-driven decision making at Mairehau Primary School, where learning walks and reciprocal visits are used to collect data at a whole-school level. This data can then inform school development as well as feed back into classrooms.

Using data to inform teaching and learning

Principal John Bangma and Deputy Principal Jenny Washington of Mairehau Primary School discuss how data is used to inform teaching and learning. They believe that the data gathered in our classrooms is not always used effectively to inform teaching and learning. At times, it is gathered only for the sake of gathering data. At Mairehau School they make decisions about what data to gather to support student achievement.

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Tools to inform change

This gallery contains several survey tools that schools can use to identify, review, and gather information to help improve decision making and processes.

Contributions and resources

Whānau, hapū, and iwi connections (image)
Connecting with Maori Communities Whanau Hapu and Iwi
Te Kotahitanga whānau, hapū and iwi survey

This survey is a downloadable resource from the Te Kotahitanga eBook Connecting with Māori Communities: Whānau, hapū and iwi 

It is a good starting point for gathering some baseline data that reflects Māori perspectives of the home–school relationship in your school context. It would be suitable to use during a communal gathering. 

Source: Connecting with Māori Communities: Whānau, hapū and iwi

Whānau, hapū, and iwi connections
Ruia
Reviewing your school–whānau partnerships

Te arotake i ngā hononga kura–whānau

This interactive tool helps school leaders and whānau to identify the strengths and needs of their school–whānau partnerships in relation to seven areas:

  1. an overview of school–whānau partnerships

  2. the school curriculum

  3. teaching and learning at school

  4. teaching and learning at home

  5. reporting

  6. day-to-day involvement in the school community

  7. special events and occasions.

Source: Ministry of Education

Ruia
Leadership model (image)
He Kakano 2013 Culturally Responsive leadership Model JPEG
He Kākano culturally responsive leadership model

This tool was developed as part of the He Kākano initiative. It supports school leaders in their endeavours to build educational success for and with Māori.

Source: He Kākano

Leadership model

Resources and downloads

Te Kotahitanga Māori, whānau, hapū, and iwi survey

This survey tool is part of the Te Kotahitanga initiative. It is designed to help school leaders access the voices of parents and whānau.

Ruia – Reviewing your school–whānau partnerships

This interactive tool is part of the Ruia School–Whānau Partnership resource. It will help school leaders to examine their partnerships with whānau.

He Kākano culturally responsive leadership model

This tool was developed as part of the He Kākano initiative. It supports school leaders in developing a culturally responsive leadership model.

He Kākano culturally responsive leadership model and framework summary

This is another tool developed as part of the He Kākano initiative. It is a framework model for developing culturally responsive leadership.

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This is a Ministry of Education initiative

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