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Available to view latest ERO Report – 2020

Manurewa West Primary School – 19/03/2020

Here are the highlights of our recent ERO report:

For sustained improvement and future learner success, the school can draw on existing strengths in:

  • a relevant and responsive curriculum incorporating inquiry skills that support students to be lifelong learners
  • collaborative and distributed leadership focused on building professional practices for equity and excellence
  • coherent planning, goal setting and reporting that is aligned to agreed priorities and strategic direction
  • meaningful partnerships and relationships with the school community that serve to support students’ educational success.
  • The comprehensive and well-planned digital curriculum is supporting learning. School leaders are encouraged by an increase in student engagement and attendance numbers. The school’s evaluation shows that the breakfast programme, computer accessibility, sport equipment and physical education expertise, are enhancing students’ enthusiasm and participation in learning.
  • Students’ holistic wellbeing is strongly promoted and explicitly taught. They learn respect for others and the environment, and how to make informed choices. The positive tone of the school is enhanced by the bicultural classroom settings and schoolwide teaching of te reo Māori.
  • The school’s vision and values are highly visible throughout the school, and are well known to children, their parents and whānau, and the staff. The valued outcomes for children to be “confident, curious, lifelong learners” underpin school decision making, resourcing and internal evaluation.

The Purpose of an ERO Report 

The purpose of ERO’s reviews is to give parents and the wider school community assurance about the quality of education that schools provide and their children receive. An ERO school report answers the question “How effectively is this school’s curriculum promoting student learning – engagement, progress and achievement?” Under that overarching question ERO reports on the quality of education and learning outcomes for children and for specific groups of children including Māori students, Pacific students and students with special needs. ERO also reports on the quality of the school’s systems for sustaining and continuing improvements.
 
Here are some highlights from the past report:
 
  • ‘The school promotes students’ well-being and creates an environment where diversity is accepted and valued. School values are prominent in learning programmes and are evident in interactions between students and teachers. High expectations are set for staff and students and are well understood by all. Positive and Supportive relationships between teachers and students result in a calm and settled school tone.
  •  ‘Students, staff and the wider school community share a sense of pride in their school’.
  •  The 2011 ERO report noted the student’s positive culture, strong leadership and staff collaboration. These good features continue to be evident’.
  •  ‘Teachers and senior leaders make very good use of student achievement information to make decisions about teaching and learning programmes. This good practice helps them to focus on supporting students to make accelerated progress’.
  •  The school curriculum supports student learning very effectively. The emphasis placed on providing a relevant and inclusive curriculum helps ensure the school responds well to the diversity of students ethnicities. It fosters a strong sense of belonging in the school for Pacific students, many of whom have good knowledge about strategies that most help their learnings’.
  •  ‘The school is very well placed to sustain and improve its performance’.
  •  ‘Student learn well in settled classrooms that reflect the school’s values and high expectations’.

  Our current Education Review Office Report (12/2014) has provided a quality testament to the many successful applications supporting student learning achievement, quality teaching, development, cultural diversity, community integration within a ‘happy school’ environment.  ERO is likely to carry out the next review in four to five years.  This acknowledges Manurewa West Primary School to be among the top leading schools in New Zealand, where only a select minimum ever achieve such professional accreditation.