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2002 2020 Goals - 24 February 2020

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 2020 Goals 

This year our school goals will align with the Achievement Challenges for our Kahui Ako - Te Arahura

Achievement Challenges:

  1. For all Te Arahura learners to know and value Ngapuhitanga, to be proud of their identity.

  2. For all Te Arahura learners to know and be able to use the language of learning, for all leaders and teachers to deliver learning opportunities that are planned and organised, engaging, and ensure learner progress and achievement.

By preserving the integrity of each school's context and commitment to raising achievement we aim to continue collecting Writing and Maths data to check whether our refocusing has had an impact on student achievement. 

Strategic Aim

To have 80% of year 2-6 at or above their Curriculum Level in Writing

To have 80% of year 2-6 at or above their Curriculum Level in Maths

Annual Goal 

To improve the literacy level, particularly in writing for children in Year 5-6   

To improve the numeracy level, particularly in Problem Solving for children in Year 5-6  

Measurable Target  

At the end of 2020: 

Year 1-2 target students will make progress in regard to 6 Year net data collected at 6 month intervals. 

Year 3-4 80% writing and maths will have progressed from beginning of Curriculum Level 2 to the end of Level 2

Year 5 and 6 80% in Writing will have progressed from the end of Level 2 to the end of Level 3

Baseline Data 


100% of Year 2’s at Level 1 

51% of Year 4’s at Level 2 

64 % of Year 6’s at Level 3


98% of Year 2’s at Level 1

62% of Year 4’s at Level 2

76% of Year 6’s at Level 3

Actions (what we will do)

Outcomes (what we expect to happen)

Outside support

  • Support will be given to Syndicate Leaders by Diane Ogle and Ali Robinson in Maths

  • Relationship based learning pd to commence with Core Cognition facilitator Jenna Crowley

  • Te Arahura PLD will happen

  • Support will be given at staff meetings by the Syndicate Leaders and the Principal

  • Relevant readings and discussions will happen

  • Meetings will occur between Diane and the Syndicate leaders Team to provide advice and support

  • Support and guidance with the Kahui Ako will be utilize as appropriate


  • All class teachers will have at least one appraisal goal built around their target children

  • Teaching as Inquiry will link with appraisals and target groups will be a key focus in their inquiry

  • Teachers will see their target groups as a high priority.

  • The principal and Syndicate Leaders will be aware of the programme being given to target groups.

Syndicate meetings

  • Progress of the target students will be a topic in most syndicate meetings.

  • This will be lead by the Syndicate leaders

  • When called upon, class teachers will be expected to come to syndicate meetings with samples, planning, assessment, modelling books etc and present their highs and lows to the syndicate.

  • Readings and any relevant pd will be shared 

  • Class teachers will feel part of a collective and supportive group when it comes to building capability

  • Teachers will get ideas and strategies by sharing with other teachers.

  • Regular reporting at syndicate meetings will ensure that the target students remains a focus for the teacher and not forgotten until appraisal comes around (which can happen)

Observations- Relationships Based Learning

  • One observation each term, either by Syndicate Leaders or through using iRis to collect RBL evidence. 

  • RBL tool and profile will be used during post-observation meetings, where we will co-construct goals 

  • Follow up discussions during syndicate meetings focused around teacher knowledge and capability. 

  • Teachers will follow advice, guidance and support given by observers

  • Teachers will reflect and refine their teaching practise

Targeted students 

  • A target group will be selected by each class teacher. The group will consist of pupils achieving in writing and maths at the beginning of the appropriate curriculum level. 

  • It is envisaged that the target group will get an extra 15 -30 minutes tuition a day.

  • Each group will have separate planning and a separate programme in addition to that provided in the regular class programme.

  • Detailed data will be kept on each child in each group.

  • A second target group may be selected after 15 weeks or the teacher might carry on with the same group.

  • Pupils in the writing target groups will progress at an advanced rate with 75% making it to the end of the appropriate curriculum level by the end of the year

  • All groups will get extra, focussed tuition in maths, reading and writing.

  • Planning and data will be shared at syndicate level or with the Syndicate Leader.

  • A decision will be made after 15 weeks as to where we go from here. Possible options are

    • Carry on with the same group

    • Start another group

    • Spread the strategies learned over the whole class.