When it is finalised, we will share the report with you, but highlights include:
*Teachers focus on developing a love of learning in all students
*Teachers have good strategies in place to accelerate the progress of individual learners
*Teachers use flexible approaches to cater for students' different learning requirements
*The school responds effectively to Maori children whose learning and progress need acceleration
*Very good systems are in place to support those not achieving at the National Standard
*Reports to parents provide them with very good information about their child's learning and strategies to further support their progress and achievement
*Horizon School's strategic leadership, curriculum and other organisational processes and practices positively develop and enact the school's vision, values, goals and priorities for equity and excellence
*The school has consulted widely with parents
*Children benefit from teachers' innovative and flexible approaches to meet their needs and promote learning
*Children are offered increased opportunities to take responsibility, make choices and to express their views and preferences about what and how they want to learn
*The curriculum is responsive to students' interests
*The principal has managed and led change effectively over the past three years.
*Self review is comprehensive and well established
*The parent trustees and proprietor representatives work together well on the board. This enthusiastic and committed group use their complementary skills to help provide a caring and nurturing environment.
The only recommendations we had were:
*to continue to deepen student understanding and ownership of their learning
*continue to deepen the analysis of student progress and acceleration over time
A parting comment made by one of the reviewers as she left was that this school felt different to many other schools she visited and that there was a strong sense of community. It was evident that she noticed the difference our special Christian character made.
Thanks for being a great community!