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  • Published: 21 Feb 2023

    Attendance - Getting back to school: A guide for parents and whānau

    It is important for learners to attend school regularly. The Education Reviews Office (ERO) looked what helps children go to school, and what makes it harder. This guide will help parents to see why attendance matters, and how they can help their child to get the most out of school.  

  • Published: 21 Feb 2023

    Attendance - Getting back to school: A guide for secondary school teachers

    We wanted to find out what the biggest drivers for secondary learners not attending are, and what works well to motivate them to turn up to class. In this guide we share findings from our research, as well as some key actions that secondary school teachers and leaders can take to support better attendance. 

  • Published: 30 Nov 2022

    Working together: How teacher aides can have the most impact - Summary

    Teacher aides can make a real difference for learners. They have a wide range of valued roles and responsibilities, and can enhance learner outcomes by drawing on positive relationships, good training, collaborative practices, and cultural expertise. ERO was commissioned by the Ministry of Education and NZEI Te Riu Roa to find out what good teacher aide practice and support looks like. This summary gives an overview of what we learnt.

  • Published: 30 Nov 2022

    Working together: How teacher aides can have the most impact

    Teacher aides in Aotearoa New Zealand have a wide range of valued roles and responsibilities. We know that they can enhance learner outcomes by drawing on positive relationships, good training, collaborative practices, and cultural expertise. This report looks at what good teacher aide practice and support looks like and sets out four key areas of teacher aide practice that make a difference for learners – as well as what schools can do to set teacher aides up for success.

  • Published: 30 Nov 2022

    A practical guide for teachers: What quality teacher aide practice looks like

    Teacher aides have a wide range of valued roles and responsibilities. They enhance learner outcomes by drawing on positive relationships, good training, collaborative practices, and cultural expertise. This guide shares practical strategies and insights for classroom teachers, to help you work alongside teacher aides to make a real difference for learners, together.

  • Published: 30 Nov 2022

    A practical guide for teacher aides: What quality practice looks like

    Teacher aides have a wide range of valued roles and responsibilities, and the quality of their practice makes a big difference for learners. Teacher aides can enhance learner outcomes by drawing on positive relationships, good training, collaborative practices, and cultural expertise. This guide shares practical strategies and insights for teacher aides, to inspire and improve their everyday practice.

  • Published: 30 Nov 2022

    What you need to know about teacher aides: A guide for parents and whānau

    Our understandings of how teacher aides can support learners in schools is changing. ERO looked at good teacher aide practice and support. In this guide, we share what we found and some practical information for parents and whānau. This guide will help you to know what to expect from teacher aides who support your child at school.