Tairangi School Curriculum Policy
National Administration Guideline 1
“foster student achievement by providing teaching and learning programmes which incorporate the New Zealand Curriculum (essential learning areas, essential skills and attitudes and values) as expressed in National Curriculum Statements.
Each Board, through the principal and staff is required to:
- to provide all students in years 1 - 10 with opportunities to achieve for success in all the essential learning and skill areas of the New Zealand Curriculum;
- giving priority to student achievement in literacy and numeracy, especially in years 1 - 4;
- through a range of assessment practices, gather information that is sufficiently comprehensive to enable the progress and achievement of students to be evaluated; giving priority first to:
- student achievement in literacy and numeracy, especially in years 1 – 4;
and then to:
- breadth and depth of learning related to the needs, abilities and interests of students, the nature of the school’s curriculum, and the scope of the New Zealand Curriculum (as expressed in the National Curriculum Statements);
- on the basis of good quality assessment information, identify students and groups of
- who are not achieving
- who are at risk of not achieving
- who have special needs
- aspects of the curriculum which require particular attention;
- develop and implement teaching and learning strategies to address the needs of students and aspects of the curriculum identified in II) above;
- in consultation with the school’s Maori community, develop and make known to the school’s community policies, plans and targets for improving the achievement of Maori students;
- provide appropriate career education and guidance for all students in years 7 and above, with a particular emphasis on specific career guidance for those students who have been identified by the school as being at risk of leaving school unprepared for the transition to the workplace or further education/training.”
Tairangi School will foster student achievement by “providing teaching and learning programmes which incorporate the New Zealand Curriculum (essential learning areas, essential skills and attitudes and values) as expressed in National Curriculum statements”.
- to recognise that each child has their own individual talents, their own dignity, motivation and ways of learning
- to provide programmes that meet children’s learning needs
- Tairangi School will:
- Provide teaching and learning programmes which are consistent with the New Zealand curriculum and reflect the school’s charter, giving priority to literacy and numeracy especially in Years 1 – 4
- Implement programmes which address the learning needs of students, and identify, analyse and implement strategies which address the needs of students who are not achieving, students at risk of not achieving, students who have special needs and “aspects of the curriculum which require particular attention”
- Evaluate student progress against the National Achievement Objectives
- Assess student achievement, maintain individual records and report on student progress giving priority first to literacy and numeracy, especially in Years 1 – 4 and then to the “breadth and depth of learning related to the needs abilities and interests of students, the nature of the school’s curriculum and the scope of the New Zealand Curriculum”
- Tairangi School will have written procedures which are actively practiced and regularly reviewed for compliance.
- Compliance reporting is documented in National Administration Guideline 2
Tairangi School will implement and assess learning programmes which reflect each of the National Curriculum Statements and which meet the needs of students.
NB: Quotes in this policy are from the National Administration Guidelines
File:NAG1Curriculum.doc Curriculum Policy