Updated: May 12
Linton Camp School has embarked on a journey with Rongohia te hau, a powerful tool that has allowed them to reflect on their Culturally Responsive and Relational Pedagogies work in a non-judgemental way.
By recording their practices verbatim, the school has gained eye-opening insights and accelerated their improvement, leading to better outcomes for their Māori students, whānau, and community.
This short and sharp approach has helped kaiako to identify areas of improvement quickly and effectively, leading to ongoing cycles of feedback and development.
For example: A survey highlights that the kaiako has many instances of ‘behaviour feedback/feedforward’ but limited instances of ‘academic feedback/feedforward’.
The kaiako then does a mini inquiry with some specific examples of ‘academic feedback/feedforward’ and their learning conversations change dramatically within a few weeks, in turn increasing the expectations of high achievement for everyone in the classroom.
With the third round of Rongohia te hau classroom walkthroughs and feedback on the horizon, the school is eager to continue their journey towards excellence.
Principal ? Nominated contact: Matt Costly