Improvement In Action Te Ahu Whakamua

Equitable opportunities to learn – McAuley High School

The important thing for us is not to waste any time.

At this secondary school leaders and teachers have responded to students’ need for more time to achieve their goals. While not mandatory for either staff or students, lunchtime and after school learning sessions have become the norm.

This video illustrates

Domain 4: Responsive curriculum, effective teaching and opportunity to learn

Evaluation indicator

  • Students have effective, sufficient and equitable opportunities to learn

This video also illustrates

Domain 2: Leadership for equity and excellence

Evaluation indicator

  • Leadership ensures an orderly and supportive environment that is conducive to student learning and wellbeing

Key content

  • Students choose to attend tutorials outside of scheduled class time
  • For some students home based study is not an option
  • Students appreciate their teachers making themselves available to support their learning
  • Leaders and teachers believe that their students can and will achieve equitable and excellent outcomes through the investment of additional  time and support 

Things to think about

  • What are the features of your learning environment that support equitable opportunities to learn?
  • What else might we consider?