Section C: Engagement (criterion 3b)

You will demonstrate how your exemplary engagement with families/whānau has led to positive outcomes for diverse (all) students.

Evidence should include:

  • sufficient information for an independent educator to draw the same conclusions as those expressed in the portfolio
  • social, cultural and academic indicators and specifically reference impacts on priority learners
  • commentary and evidence on how greater/more innovative engagement with families and whānau has led to positive outcomes for diverse (all) students
  • feedback from families/whānau, students and colleagues
  • surveys, feedback forms, correspondence or any other attestation sufficient to demonstrate engaging around student needs and interests for improved outcomes.

Professional tools include:

  • Best Evidence Synthesis - in particular, School Leadership and Student Outcomes: Identifying What Works and Why: Best Evidence Synthesis [BES] (2009)
  • Inquiry and Knowledge Building Cycle

Related criteria and evidence required in order of direct relevance to Section C.

ACET criterion 3b:

Exemplary engagement with families/whānau in improving outcomes for their children.

Requires evidence of a proactive dialogue and engagement with families/whānau that supports student learning.

ACET criterion 1:

Practice demonstrably higher than the Experienced Teacher Professional Standards.

Evidence is needed of practice that demonstrates creativity, forms partnerships and demonstrates innovation with ongoing development built on an evidential base from both research and academic theory, and sound analysis of children’s learning:

  • communication
  • contribution to wider school activities
  • motivation of students.

ACET criterion 2:

Explicitly demonstrating positive outcomes for all learners, with specific information about meeting the needs of students identified as 'priority learners' in Government policy.

Positive social, cultural and academic outcomes for priority learners. Evidence is needed of positive student learning outcomes for all learners related to the New Zealand Curriculum or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa or other relevant official curriculum documents through taking account of, and planning for the learning needs of all children.

Evaluation by panel

  • Panellists will examine the extent to which the commentary in the portfolio and evidence demonstrates exemplary engagement with families/whānau that leads to positive outcomes for diverse (all) students. On that basis an evaluation will be made as to whether there is sufficient evidence that the criterion has been met.
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