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New ERO Covid-19 research to support students returning to school

Published: 27 Sep 2021

New reports published by Te Ihuwaka set out how prepared students and schools felt ahead of the Covid-19 lockdown in August and provide recommendations for how schools can support their students as they return to the classroom.

Audience:
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools

New ERO research finds targeted programmes successful in supporting NCEA students after lockdown

Published: 25 Aug 2021

A new report from the Education Review Office (ERO) has found that tailored programmes were successful in supporting Auckland NCEA students learning after lockdown last year.

Topics:
Te Ihuwaka
Whānau
COVID-19
English-medium
Learning
Māori
Māori ākonga / learners
Māori and Pacific learners
National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)
Pasifika
Students
Teaching
Wellbeing
Whānau
Audience:
Academics
Education
Parents
Schools

Reviews at COVID-19 Alert Level 4

Published: 23 Aug 2021

All reviews were deferred and to be rescheduled at a time when COVID-19 alert levels allow.

Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools

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

We've changed the way our information is organised on our website

Published: 19 Apr 2021

We’ve made improvements and changes to our website to make it easier for visitors to find the information they need.   

We’ve had to suspend some of our regular publication for a short time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Publication will resume from 19 April 2021 onwards.

Audience:
Education

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