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2102 2021 Goals - 22 February 2021

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2021 Goals 

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

Achievement Challenges:

  1. For all Te Arahura learners to know and value Ngāpuhitanga, 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  

To improve the numeracy level, particularly in Problem Solving for children in Year 4  

Measurable Target  

At the end of 2021: 

Year 5 children will progress from Level 1 to Level 2 of the Writing Curriculum

Year 4 children will increase in Maths from Level 1 to Level 2 of the Maths Curriculum

Baseline Data 


100% of Year 2’s at Level 1 and above

62% of Year 4’s at Level 2 

65% of Year 6’s at Level 3


94% of Year 2’s at Level 1

94% of Year 4’s at Level 2

82% of Year 6’s at Level 3

Actions (what we will do)

Outcomes (what we expect to happen)

Outside support

  • Two Alim teachers will be involved in Maths pd and network meetings

  • Teaching to the North East professional development will continue

  • Te Arahura Kahui Ako PLD will happen

  • Schoolwide meetings will focus on noticing and celebrating progress towards goals  

  • Relevant readings and discussions will happen

  • Meetings will occur between Diane and ALIM teachers

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

  • Within school teachers will share new learning 

Growth and development Cycle

  • All class teachers will have at least one goal built around Teaching to the North East 

  • Teaching as Inquiry will cross over with Teaching to the North East pd

  • Teachers will see all learning progress as a high priority.

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


  • Progress of all students will be a topic in most school meetings.

  • Conversations and actions  will be led by the Senior leaders

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

  • 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)

Professional Development

  • Senior Leaders will complete RBL walkthroughs/conversations and teachers will share through using iRis to collect RBL evidence. 

  • RBL tool and profile will be used during post-observation meetings, where we will co-construct goals.  A school focus will be around sharing the learning. 

  • Conversations at meetings focused around building 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.