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National Administration Guideline Policies

The Board of Trustees believes it is important that our wider community has access to the policies that govern how the school operates.

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NAG 1: Curriculum

The Board of Trustees is required to foster student achievement by providing teaching and learning programmes which incorporate The National Curriculum as expressed in The New Zealand Curriculum 2007 or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

The Board, through the Principal and staff, is required to develop and implement teaching and learning programmes. The Principal and staff will, through a range of assessment practices, gather information that is sufficiently comprehensive to enable the progress and achievement of students to be evaluated. On the basis of good quality assessment information, the Board will be able to identify students and groups of students who are not achieving (or are at risk of not achieving); students who have special needs (including gifted and talented students); and identify aspects of the curriculum which require particular attention.

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NAG 2: Documentation

The Board of Trustees, with the principal and teaching staff, is required to develop a strategic plan which documents how we are giving effect to the National Education Guidelines through our policies, plans and programmes, including those for curriculum, National Standards, assessment and staff professional development.

The Board is also required to maintain an on-going programme of self-review in relation to these policies, plans and programmes, including evaluation of information on student achievement. We are required to report to students and their parents on the achievement of individual students, and to the school’s community on the achievement of students as a whole.

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NAG 3: Employer Responsibilities

The Board of Trustees is the employer of school staff and as such must comply with all relevant employment law and be a good employer as defined in Section 77A of the State Sector Act 1988. The Board must also develop and implement personnel and industrial policies, within policy and procedural frameworks set by the Government, which promote high levels of staff performance, use educational resources effectively and recognise the needs of students.

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 NAG 4: Financial and Property

The Board of Trustees is responsible for all school financial and property matters. In particular, the Board must allocate funds that reflect the school’s priorities as stated in our Charter and monitor and control school expenditure, and ensure that annual accounts are prepared and audited as required by the Public Finances Act 1989 and the Education Act 1989. 

The Board must also comply with the negotiated conditions of any current asset management agreement and implement a maintenance programme to ensure that the school’s buildings and facilities provide a safe, healthy learning environment for students.

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NAG 5: Health and Safety

The Board of Trustees is required to provide a safe physical and emotional environment for students. The Board should also promote healthy food and nutrition for all students and comply in full with any legislation currently in force or that may be developed to ensure the safety of students and employees.

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NAG 6: Compliance

The Board of Trustees is expected to comply with all general legislation concerning requirements such as attendance, the length of the school day, and the length of the school year.

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