RIDGEVIEW SCHOOL EDUCATION REVIEW - FEBRUARY, 2015
The school has developed a strong foundation of productive partnerships that are focused on student learning.
The school’s prevailing sense of inclusiveness and teachers’ active engagement with parents of Māori students has promoted success for and as Māori.
Māori students and their whānau are well engaged in the life of the school. Teachers have used MoE resources to support student engagement in learning and to foster tuakana-teina relationships.
Relationships in the school are enhanced through open communication.
Parents spoken to commend the way in which the school’s vision and direction is being implemented. Parents feel valued and empowered to contribute to their children’s education.
A transparent approach to leadership and governance has strengthened school operations.
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT/QUALITY TEACHING
Students have a good sense of their achievement and progress.
Literacy is seen as underpinning all learning areas and students are provided with meaningful opportunities to make links between their speaking, reading and writing. Students share their writing with peers in order to receive feedback and enjoy reading on a variety of themes.
Digital technologies support student engagement in their own learning.
Teachers plan collaboratively and inquire into best strategies to improve their practice. Teaching and learning practices have been strengthened through well considered professional development for teachers. Increasingly teachers are using achievement information to accelerate students’ progress.
The board has a strong focus on student engagement, progress and achievement. Trustees actively seek achievement information that helps them make decisions to support the school vision of creating confident, connected, life-long learners.
MODERN LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
The development of effective teaching and learning practices has been supported by changes in building design. Transparent and flexible approachesare evident in the open, variable learning environments.