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1805 Strategic Goal Progress Report - 16 May 2018

16 May 2018

Strategic Goals Progress Report

2018 Goals

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

Strategic Aim

Increase the number of students who achieve at or above in writing from 36.4%  to 85% over a three year period.

Increase the number of students who achieve at or above in mathematics from 45.9%  to 85% over a three year period.

Annual Goal

To improve the literacy level, particularly in writing for children    

To improve the numeracy level, particularly in problem solving

Measurable Target  

At the end of 2018;

Year 1-2 target students will make progress in the word writing and hearing and recording sounds sections of the 6 Year net assessments collected at 6 month intervals.

Year 3-4 target groups for writing and maths will have progressed from beginning of Curriculum Level 2 to the end of Level 2

Year 5-6 target groups in Writing and Maths will have progressed from the end of Level 2 to the end of Level 3

Actions (what we will do)

Outcomes (what we expected to happen)

Progress Report - 16 May 2018

Target groups

  • 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.

Target groups

  • 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.

Target groups

  • Children’s confidence improved and levels of most children in all target groups progressed

  • Children that didn’t attend school regularly did not show as much progress

  • From 6 year net observation information the children couldn’t write words because they struggled to form letters, this hindered their ability and confidence to be successful writers

  • The progress was hard to define when using eastle rubrics

  • Few children moved significantly across all rubric areas, some children moved and a few stayed the same.

  • Observation survey is being used as an assessment tool for Juniors as it shows more of a Literacy picture

Outside support

  • Support will be given to Syndicate Leaders by Diane Ogle

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

Outside support

  • 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 Kāhui Ako will be utilize as appropriate

Outside support

  • Numeracy target group support hasn’t commenced yet, focus on whole group teaching and problem solving

  • Numeracy observations happened in Term 1 by Syndicate Leader


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

  • 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.


  • Appraisal for 2018 have included Target and teaching as inquiry

Syndicate meetings

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

  • This will be lead by the Syndicate leader, supported by their relevant support team leader.

  • 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.

Syndicate meetings

  • Class teachers will feel part of a collective and supportive group when it comes to accelerated learning in literacy.

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

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

  • Readings and any relevant pd will be shared

Syndicate meetings

  • This is happening in all Syndicates

  • Collaborative planning has commenced in the Middle Syndicate and Seniors will join this planning session

  • Junior Syndicate are planning Maths collaboratively also during regular meetings

  • Modelling books are used in all classrooms for Numeracy and Literacy


  • At least three observations will be conducted by Syndicate leaders or someone similar during the 15 week period ending at the end of term 2.

  • Observations will be preceded by a discussion on the focus and followed by a discussion on the observation notes.

  • Copies of these notes should be filed in and linked to teachers appraisal documentation as they will be needed at the end of the year.


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

  • Teachers will reflect and refine their teaching practise


  • One Literacy and one Numeracy observation has been completed by Syndicate Leaders for most staff.  Dianne has modelled two Numeracy lessons

  • Beginning Teachers have regular observations by Tutor teachers

Kāhui Ako

  • Te Arahura Principals, Across School Teachers and Within School Teachers meet regularly

  • Agenda for hui are shared with all schools

Kāhui Ako

  • Schools within Te Arahura will collaborate to share best practice, discuss assessment, develop a strategic plan for the roopu and meet expectations

Kāhui Ako

  • Twice per term meetings for Principals

  • Weekly meetings for Across School Teachers

  • Appointments of Within School Teachers

  • Two hui executed for all Te Arahura schools to share the achievement challenges and get feedback around where to next

  • Huihuinga on Friday 11th May - presentations by Principals, Across and Within teachers