How can we support learners to start strong in numeracy?

The work will provide a good practice guide for teaching numeracy skills in the first years of primary school, supporting the newly introduced hour a day with practical examples of teaching in action.

How can schools manage behaviour in the classroom?

Responding to increased concerns about classroom behaviour after Covid-19, this work will look at how schools manage behaviours. It will highlight what the evidence shows are more effective practices and what these practices look like in schools in New Zealand.

How can we improve early language skills?

Looking in ECE and the first year of school, this work will look at how we can improve early language and skills that are fundamental to later literacy skills. This work responds to concerns about the impact of Covid-19 disruptions on oral language development.

How well does the counselling in primary schools programme support students?

In 2020, Government funded a new programme to help primary school students access counselling. Over three years we are looking at how this programme gets support to the students who are most in need and the impact it has on their outcomes.

How well prepared for teaching are first-time teachers, and how well supported are they?

Newly qualified teachers are a key part of the education workforce. How well prepared they are and the support they receive to enable them to succeed is important for all schools and students. This report will look at what helps newly qualified teachers thrive.

How is the implementation of the new histories and social sciences curriculum going? 

This work will gather insights from the implementation of Aotearoa New Zealand Histories and the broader Te Ao Tangata | Social Sciences curriculum and the impact on students and teachers learning areas to inform future curriculum changes.