ERO recommends that school leaders:
- evaluate the impact of their initiatives to improve Māori students’ presence, engagement and achievement, and use this information in their self review
- provide leadership, support, encouragement and professional development for trustees, senior managers and teachers to build their capability in implementing policies and practices that promote success for Māori students
- support teachers in implementing effective pedagogical practices for Māori
- familarise themselves with Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success and use it in their thinking, planning and action for Māori learners
- continue to review their school curricula to ensure that these reflect the aspirations and needs of Māori students and are inclusive of principles of The New Zealand Curriculum
- improve school practices for assessment for learning, including rigorous analysis of student achievement data for school planning and reporting purposes
- use a variety of ways to engage parents and whānau regularly and involve them in students’ learning.
ERO recommends that the Ministry of Education:
- continue to work with schools to increase leaders’ and teachers’ understanding of how to use Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success as a basis for promoting success for Māori students.