What is reviewed?

While all aspects of review require detailed consideration, curriculum and learning remain central in a process of inquiry into learning outcomes. As an educational leader, this will be your main focus.

National administration guidelines

The Board is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of school operations are subject to review. 

The National Administration Guidelines (NAGS) provide a clear framework for the scope of these reviews:

  1. Curriculum and learning
  2. Review
  3. Personnel
  4. Property and finance
  5. Health and safety
  6. Legislation and attendance
  7. Annual charter update
  8. Charter analysis of variance

View the NAGS - Ministry of Education website

You can schedule and manage review of these areas as part of a regular review calendar, developed with the board. Except for NAGs 7 and 8, the timeframe may extend over a two- or three-year cycle. How, when, and with what frequency you will review each area is a decision for individual boards. 

For examples of how this could look, see:

The charter

Self-review is based around the school charter. The school charter establishes the mission, aims, objectives, and targets for the school in accordance with the requirements of section 61 of the Education Act (1989). It contains:

  • a long-term strategic section that establishes, for the next 3–5 years, the board's aims, objectives, directions, and priorities for intended student outcomes, the school’s performance, and use of resources 
  • an annually updated section that establishes objectives, priorities, and targets for the current year 
  • objectives, priorities, and targets for student achievement.

NAGs 7 and 8 require schools and boards to conduct an annual review and analysis of progress and achievement against the goals, objectives, and targets in the charter.

Find out more:

Planning and reporting - Ministry of Education website

Planning and reporting preparation checklist - Ministry of Education website

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