Understanding the work of the board
Ko te mārama ki ngā mahi a te poari
Monitoring your board’s performance is an important part of your role. It’s a good way to track your progress and ensure your school stays on track. To do this and to make sure you’re putting your efforts in the right place and that the work your board is carrying out is effective, you will need to embark on a cycle of monitoring and review.
What you need to know about monitoring
Primarily, you need to know what key work areas you want to monitor and then develop a method for monitoring your performance so that you can act promptly and make decisions if anything needs improving or updating. To get started, we recommend NZSTA’s professional development modules focused on the charter review and review of school performance.
How data can be collected
A good way to collect data is to develop a process that allows the board to collect information on each of the key work areas. For example, you might want to set up a data collection system for tracking progress towards implementing the charter or 10-year property plan. You might want the same approach for school finances and curriculum achievement. Use board meetings to discuss work progress and any data coming through and to make decisions about your work. And, remember, to get in touch if you need help or advice at any time.
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