Cambridge High School

Education institution number:
142
School type:
Secondary (Year 9-15)
School gender:
Co-Educational
Definition:
Not Applicable
Total roll:
1687
Telephone:
Address:

25 Swayne Road, Cambridge

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Cambridge High School

Board Assurance with Regulatory and Legislative Requirements Report 2022 to 2025

As of March 2022, the Cambridge High School Board of Trustees has attested to the following regulatory and legislative requirements:

Board Administration

Yes

Curriculum

Yes

Management of Health, Safety and Welfare

Yes

Personnel Management

Yes

Finance

Yes

Assets

Yes

Actions for Compliance

The board has identified the following area of non-compliance during the board assurance process: 

  • be assured that the policy regarding physical restraint rules is understood and associated processes are fully implemented by staff

[Clauses 4 & 6 – 10 Education (Physical Restraint) Rules 2017].

The board has since taken steps to address the areas of non-compliance identified.

Further Information

For further information please contact Cambridge High School Board of Trustees.

The next Board of Trustees assurance that it is meeting regulatory and legislative requirements will be reported, along with the Te Ara Huarau | School Evaluation Report, within three years.

Information on ERO’s role and process in this review can be found on the Education Review Office website.

Phil Cowie
Director Review and Improvement Services (Central)
Central Region | Te Tai Pūtahi Nui

25 July 2022 

About the School

The Education Counts website provides further information about the school’s student population, student engagement and student achievement. educationcounts.govt.nz/home

Cambridge High School

Te Ara Huarau | School Profile Report

Background

This Profile Report was written within 12 months of the Education Review Office and Cambridge High School working in Te Ara Huarau, an improvement evaluation approach used in most English Medium State and State Integrated Schools. For more information about Te Ara Huarau see ERO’s website. www.ero.govt.nz

Context 

Cambridge High School is located in Cambridge, Waikato and caters for students in years 9 to 13.

Cambridge High School’s strategic priorities for improving outcomes for learners include:

  • excellence in learning including a focus on student literacy

  • continuing to actively provide a supportive, caring and inclusive environment.

You can find a copy of the school’s strategic and annual plan on Cambridge High School’s website.

ERO and the school are working together to evaluate how effectively the school is improving student outcomes with a focus on literacy.

The rationale for selecting this evaluation is:

  • to accelerate learning so that students can access all pathways

  • to achieve cohesion within the school using a common language around literacy

  • recognition that literacy underpins student progress in all curriculum areas

  • to support the focus the Kāhui Ako has on improving student literacy outcomes.

The school expects to see:

  • teachers increasingly using tools and techniques to support student literacy

  • students employing techniques that sustainably and effectively increase their literacy skills

  • learning progression for all students that allows them to access meaningful curriculum pathways.

Strengths

The school can draw from the following strengths to support it in its goal to improve student outcomes with a focus on literacy:

  • leadership that is focused on sustained improvement in outcomes for students

  • a schoolwide ethos of self-review that identifies areas for continuous improvement

  • professional learning and resources that are aligned to the school’s strategic goals and the goals of the Kāhui Ako.

Where to next?

Moving forward, the school will prioritise:

  • building staff capacity through targeted professional learning activities and resourcing to support improvement in student literacy

  • continuing self-review to understand the impact and effectiveness of teaching tools and practices to respond to students’ learning needs.

ERO’s role will be to support the school in its evaluation for improvement cycle to improve outcomes for all learners. ERO will support the school in reporting their progress to the community. The next public report on ERO’s website will be a Te Ara Huarau | School Evaluation Report and is due within three years.

Phil Cowie
Director Review and Improvement Services (Central)
Central Region | Te Tai Pūtahi Nui

16 June 2022 

About the School

The Education Counts website provides further information about the school’s student population, student engagement and student achievement.  educationcounts.govt.nz/home