Change will mean better results for learners

Published: Mon 12 Nov 2007 05:26 PM
Change will mean better results for learners, says Correspondence School
Details of a new organisational design and structure for The Correspondence School (TCS), aimed at improving education outcomes for learners, have been announced today.
Chief Executive Mike Hollings told staff at a meeting today that the changes are designed to better prepare TCS learners for the 21st century by engaging them in life-long learning and preparing them for work and further education.
“We know that, for a wide range of reasons, many of our learners are not fully engaged in learning or achieving to their potential.
“The new organisational design and structure will enable us to better meet the needs of all our learners by, among other things, significantly increasing our regional presence. This will result in a greater connection between learners, families, whanau and their communities.
“Research tells us that learners who are closely connected with their communities do better at school.”
Mr Hollings says the changes are also being driven by significant initiatives in the wider education sector, such as the introduction of the new New Zealand Curriculum, and the focus on personalising learning and e-learning.
The change in structure will see the development of three new wahanga (directorates): one focused on teaching, learning and learner support; another on quality and design for curriculum development and assessment; and a third focused on providing high quality support services to the whole school.
Up to 42 new positions will be created and 19 staff will be affected by the change. All staff will have the chance to apply for new positions, which will be advertised in a phased approach over the next few months. The new structure will be introduced during 2008.

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