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1808 Strategic Goal Progress Report - 8 August 2018

8 August 2018

Strategic Goals Progress Report (Link to Mobile Friendly Version)

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

Progress Report - 8 August 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

Target groups

Junior Syndicate

  • Room 1 and 2  have targeted handwriting and the skills for writing the last two terms.  Have seen a huge shift in children’s confidence to give writing a go. Children’s understanding in the process of writing has grown and this has shown through their ability to write even though actual writing has not been a focus. Observation survey data continue to be a focus for learning and becs and tina are making informed learning decisions based on this data. .

  • One child from room 3 has been discontinued as a target and one more added for term 3.  Currently has 4 children in group with a focus on writing. 3 carried over from last term. Focus is on sequencing of ideas and adding detail to their writing.

  • Room 4 has 2 children carried over from term 2 and added two more.  Struggle last term was with poor attendance of target children and children arriving late to school. Focus for this term is to be on structure of a sentence, adding detail and fast writing.

  • Room 5 has started a new target group this term.  Children from last term made some progress with the focus being on building a writing vocab of basic sight words (Fast words). This term the focus will be on tools for writing and what good writers do.

  • Barbara is taking children from each junior class that need a push in phonics and sight words and working with these children for 20 mins everyday where possible.

Middle Syndicate

  • Two teachers in the middle syndicate took target groups for writing up to the end of term 2

  • Only 1 class is continuing with a literacy target groups this second half of the year as all other middle syndicate teachers are beginning teachers. This teacher has begun a new group for the second half of the year. The children in the first group made noticeable improvements in writing. The eAsTTle writing assessment in term 4 will hopefully show that these children have maintained this growth.

  • All middle syndicate teachers are taking target groups for maths. The children selected are of mixed ability and are able to share ideas and talk about their maths. Each group has 15 minutes a day extra time for frontloading relevant vocabulary and concepts so the children are able to participate well in the group problem solving sessions.

Senior Syndicate

  • All classes have a target group running each morning.

  • Tumanako Boys Target Group has seen huge shift in attitude towards writing as well as improvement in knowing what good writers do.

  • Taking regular writing samples.

  • The shift in both Room 15 and 16 target groups has been small.

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

Outside support

  • Numeracy pld support has commenced but not for target groups. Numeracy support is being offered via Syndicate meetings and tends to continue to focus on whole class teaching.

  • Numeracy observations continue

  • Teachers will focus on Fractions in Term 3


  • 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


  • All teachers continue to add to their appraisal / inquiry documentation at each Syndicate Hui

  • Most teachers are now using a slightly amended template from that shared by Waima School

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

Syndicate meetings

  • All Syndicates are planning Maths Collaboratively

  • Teachers supporting each other more effectively.


  • 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


  • Modelled and team teaching lessons are planned with the Maths PLD facilitators

  • Observations and support will be timetabled by Senior Leaders for Term 3

  • Beginning teacher programmes will continue in Term 3 as for previous terms

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

Kāhui Ako Term 3 and 4

  • 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 2 on Friday 24th August - collaborative workshop 1 with teachers from similar levels discussions occurring and workshop 2 teachers can opt into choices offered