Stanley Avenue School

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Te Ara Huarau | School Profile Report

Background

This Profile Report was written within 13 months of the Education Review Office and Stanley Avenue 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 

Stanley Avenue School is located in Te Aroha. It caters for learners in Years 1 to 8. The experienced leadership team continue to lead an established teaching and support staff. There has been a significant refurbishment of classrooms in the past year which has provided several flexible learning spaces.

Stanley Avenue School’s strategic priorities for improving outcomes for learners are:

  • to grow effective learner agency across the school to raise achievement

  • increase engagement with school whānau to build partnerships for learning

  • to create opportunities for all teachers to develop leadership capacity and capability.

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

ERO and the school are working together to evaluate how effectively learning progressions and student agency practices are being used to raise achievement in written language.

The rationale for selecting this evaluation is:

  • the school has identified the need to accelerate progress in written language, particularly for Māori and boys

  • to ensure consistency in the use of learning progressions and in the development of learner agency to improve achievement outcomes.

The school expects to see:

  • growth in teacher understanding of pedagogy and formative assessment practices to promote equity and excellence in achievement

  • improved outcomes in written language for all learners

  • continued use of internal evaluation to guide the school improvement journey with a focus on improving outcomes for learners.

Strengths

The school can draw from the following strengths to support the school in its goal to achieve equitable outcomes for all learners:

  • an inclusive school culture, respectful relationships and supportive links with the community (whanaungatanga)

  • a strong leadership team who are focused on continuous improvement aligned with the school vision
  • a school-wide focus on wellbeing and equitable learner outcomes.

Where to next?

Moving forward, the school will prioritise:

  • transference of high-quality practices, to be further developed through the focus on writing, to reading and mathematics for equitable outcomes

  • growing teacher capacity to support Māori learners to enjoy success as Māori.

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

Board Assurance with Regulatory and Legislative Requirements Report 2021 to 2024

As of September 2021, the Stanley Avenue 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

Further Information

For further information please contact Stanley Avenue School Board of Trustees.

The next Board of Trustees assurance that it is meeting regulatory and legislative requirements is due in December 2024.

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

Shelley Booysen
Acting Director Review and Improvement Services (Central)
Central Region | Te Tai Pūtahi Nui

13 December 2021 

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