Alfriston College is a part of the Kia Eke Panuku: Building on Success programme. Alfriston College was a Te Kotahitanga school and our involvement in the Kia Eke Panuku programme is a tool to help us with our on going commitment to see improved M?ori student outcomes.
Kia Eke Panuku:Building on Success develops strategic leadership that is underpinned by a moral imperative to improve valued M?ori student outcomes.
The programme seeks to develop a culturally responsive pedagogy of relations across all levels of the school and into M?ori communities.
The programme uses data and evidence, takes an inquiry approach to effect positive change in in-class and school-wide practices, systems and structures and works towards creating long-term sustainable change.
Kia Eke Panuku: Building on Success encourages school leaders to work with wh?nau, hap?, iwi and M?ori organisations to ensure their support and expertise with M?ori language and culture can be positively directed towards M?ori student engagement and achievement outcomes.
A responsive approach
Kia Eke Panuku: Building on Success is a strategic change management approach that requires all participants to self-review their evidence of M?ori students participation and achievement, to be open to the views of others, and to make the necessary personal and professional changes to ensure M?ori students enjoy and achieve educational success as M?ori. This requires a ‘one size fits one’ Professional Learning and Development approach - that is, differentiated and responsive to the evidence; builds capacity and expertise; and is an approach that invests in local people and their own solutions.
The programme is delivered in three phases. As schools opt in, the Kia Eke Panuku: Building on Success team works with school leaders in the different regions to undertake profiling activities. These activities begin to identify the level of intervention that each school may require. This evidence provides the basis for working and then for measuring future change.
A relational approach
The programme begins by establishing relationships with relevant personnel from the Ministry of Education, schools, wh?nau, hap? and iwi; gathering profile evidence; analysing that evidence; and providing feedback to develop action planning with schools.
To spread the kaupapa of Kia Eke Panuku coherently, each school’s strategic change leadership team works with regional facilitators to develop the programme of action that will be reflected in individual school action plans. These action plans are implemented with shadow coaching support from facilitators so that new practices and understandings begin to emerge and are consolidated, allowing a theory-based reform to develop.
Meanwhile, as an important element of schools building closer relationships with wh?nau, collaborative connections are also developed with wh?nau, hap?, iwi and local M?ori organisations.
Professional Learning and Development
Schools implement their action plans with facilitators providing shadow coaching support in one or more of the following domains:
- evidence-based inquiry and decision-making;
- developing culturally responsive and relational contexts for learning;
- developing educationally powerful connections amongst schools, wh?nau, hap?, iwi and M?ori organisations;
- home-school and subject-specific literacy, te reo and numeracy;
Implementation is followed by on-going critical reflection, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on each individual school’s action plan implementation.
Information presented above has been taken from the Ministry of Education website.