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ERO to host Independent Children's Monitor (ICM) 

Published: 08 Jun 2021

Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Minister of Social Development, has today announced the Independent Children’s Monitor (ICM), which is currently located within the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), will become its own departmental agency hosted by ERO. 

Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools

ERO Insights Newsletter #1 2021

Published: 19 May 2021

Insights from Nicholas Pole, Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Arotake Mātauranga | Chief Executive and Chief Review Officer

Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools

Learning in a COVID-19 world  

Published: 18 May 2021

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on all aspects of life around the world. In Aotearoa New Zealand, significant disruption to ECE and schooling has occurred through lockdowns, closure of individual centres and schools, changing alert levels, and from the ongoing uncertainty.  

Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools

New Schools approach: From concept to reality

Published: 18 May 2021

ERO’s role is to ensure that New Zealanders can have confidence in our education system. ERO wants every school to be a great school and a great place to learn for every learner. We all acknowledge that schools are busy, complex entities with competing priorities and multiple demands on their time and resources. In order to support schools in this challenge, ERO is adopting a new way of working with the sector.

Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools

One Year on – Insights from Overseas Trained Teachers

Published: 18 May 2021

In June 2020, ERO published the report Overseas Trained Teachers: Adjusting to living and working in New Zealand. The report focused on the experiences of Overseas Trained Teachers (OTTs), who had recently arrived, in adjusting to working and living in New Zealand.

Given the Covid-19 global pandemic has placed strict restrictions on New Zealand’s borders, ERO returned to the same OTTs to check on how they were coping with the pandemic.

Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools

Supporting Collaboration in Action - Kahukura Community of Practice 

Published: 18 May 2021

Evidence demonstrates that collaboration between schools, focused on improving teaching and learning outcomes, has a positive impact on raising student, school and system performance. Schools who share knowledge and work together are more effective in improving the quality of teaching, learning, and supporting school development. They can also help bolster the education system as a whole. 

Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools

Supporting science teaching with new science reports

Published: 18 May 2021

Science is important - we rely on scientific thinking in almost every endeavour in our modern society. Covid-19 has shown us how important science is and, with science-related issues such as climate change and vaccines increasingly impacting on society, it is essential that we have high quality science education. 

Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools

Seven Christchurch schools work together to make a difference for their learners  

Published: 10 May 2021

The Education Review Office (ERO) has today launched a report showing how seven Christchurch schools improved outcomes for learners through innovation and working together.  

The group of schools, forming a community of practice called Kahukura, identified a need in their community to better support their students’ wellbeing and learning. 

Topics:
Collaboration
Decision making
English-medium
Evaluation
Guidance
Improvement
Intermediate
Internal evaluation
Knowledge building
Primary
Relationships
School leaders
Schools
Secondary
Students
Teachers | Kaiako
Teaching
Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre
Audience:
Academics
Education
Schools

High-quality early childhood education matters

Published: 29 Apr 2021

ERO is updating its approach to review and evaluation, initially in centre-based early childhood services

Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools

New Schools Operating Model

Published: 16 Apr 2021

We are moving from event-based external reviews to supporting each school in a process of continuous improvement – so that every school is a great school and every child a success. Our focus is on a more developmental approach to evaluation to support school improvement over time.

Audience:
Education
Schools

New research from ERO highlights impact of Covid-19 on education sector

Published: 19 Jan 2021

Suite of reports outlines the impacts of Covid-19 on the education sector and provides lessons for how the sector can support children, whānau, principals and teachers with the ongoing challenges of Covid-19.

Topics:
COVID-19
Schools
Learners
Students
Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Parents
Schools

ERO Insights – Issue 3 2020

Published: 10 Dec 2020

Insights Newsletter from Nicholas Pole, Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Arotake Mātauranga | Chief Executive and Chief Review Officer

Topics:
COVID-19
Te reo Māori
Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools

Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2020

Published: 14 Sep 2020

News release about Māori Language Week and students wanting more te reo Māori language in their schools

Topics:
Te reo Māori
Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools

ERO Insights - Issue 2 2020

Published: 28 Aug 2020

Insights Newsletter from Nicholas Pole, Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Arotake Mātauranga | Chief Executive and Chief Review Officer

Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools

ERO Insights - Issue 1 2020

Published: 25 Jun 2020

Insights Newsletter from Nicholas Pole, Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Arotake Mātauranga | Chief Executive and Chief Review Officer

Topics:
COVID-19
Learning
Information and Communications Technology
Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools