Māori achieving success as Māori
The Board is accountable for the performance of the school, with a key focus on raising student achievement for all students. This includes making decisions that support Māori learners to enjoy and achieve education success, as Māori.
The board documents its goals for Māori student achievement in its charter/strategic plan. These goals will reflect the aspirations of the school's Māori community - mana whenua, iwi, hapū, whānau - for its tamariki and rangatahi.
To support boards achieve these goals, NZSTA has developed resources focused on enabling trustees to better understand the Treaty of Waitangi. They emphasise the responsibility boards have in ensuring that the implications, obligations and spirit of the Treaty are implemented and upheld.
Not sure where to start? A good place would be the Ministry of Education's strategy, Ka Hikitia Accelerating Success 2013–2017.
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If we want to maximise the relationship that schools have with families, then families have to be part of determining that relationship. For too long in education, we, as educators, have tried to define how communities will participate with us.
Dr Mere Berryman
How professional development will help
Professional development can be a great way to improve your knowledge and skills as a board. That’s why we’ve developed an NZSTA module about Hautū - Māori cultural responsiveness self-review tool for boards of trustees. If your board would like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.