We have spent the last few weeks setting the structures in place that will begin the guide our next steps with our Kāhui Ako. Our across school teachers have begun the challenging task of unpacking the data so we know what conversations we need to have with our learners. Meanwhile, the in-school teachers are beginning to work with their senior leadership teams to identify areas for inquiry and explore those areas in more depth.
The Across School Leaders have spent some of their time considering how we are going to make progress with our achievement challenges. A combination of data (qualitative and quantitative) and our levers for change will be used to shape our approaches in schools.
So what's next? Our across school teachers will take the opportunity to visit each of our contributing schools so we can get to know everyone better. We will also be looking more closely at the data to determine what we need to dig into more deeply and continuing to develop a theory of improvement.
We are really pleased that our Achievement Challenge has been approved by the Ministry of Education. It is a fantastic way to finish the year. You can find our Achievement Challenge Document here.
We are really looking forward to getting stuck into the work next year with our team.
Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou.
We shared the draft Achievement Challenge document with all staff members across the Kāhui Ako to provide everyone with the details of our work in 2019. It's not light reading but for those who are interested, it will give them a bit more of a picture of what is happening. Elizabeth Eley, our appointed expert partner, and Di Drake, our Ministry of Education Senior Adviser were a fantastic support in getting this document to the point where it was ready to share.
Our schools have now turned to the task of nominating in-school teachers. Both secondary schools have completed the process and there are 19 fantastic staff waiting to get stuck in. The Primary schools are now in the the process of interviewing. All schools have had many applications for these roles and the calibre of applicants are impressive.
We've had our first big meet up. On Wednesday 28th November we gathered all Across School Leaders and senior leadership teams together at Wellington Girls' College to meet and discuss the initial plans for 2019.
One of the things we are most looking forward to next year is visiting each of the schools in our Kāhui Ako . We have been focusing on the protocols for visiting and we'll confirm these after looking at them more closely next year with our Across School Teachers.
We have just submitted our draft achievement challenge to the Ministry of Education. Once it is approved, we'll be able to get started with the real work. In the mean time, our schools are going through the process of lining up their in-school teachers. Have a look at the front end of our achievement challenge here.