22 Oct 2014

ERO happy with charter schools

8:28 pm on 22 October 2014

Two charter schools have been given positive reviews by the Education Review Office.

The reviews are the first to be completed since five of the publicly-funded private schools the Government is calling partnership schools opened this year.

South Auckland Middle School and Vanguard Military School have provided Radio New Zealand with copies of their reports.

The reports say both Auckland schools have made a good start and their students are responding positively to teachers' high expectations.

The review office says the military school is on track to meet its academic targets, while the middle school's use of inquiry learning is broadening students' knowledge and developing their ability to learn independently.

South Auckland Middle School said a good review is incredibly important, but it is unlikely to change the minds of charter school critics.

Reviews of the three other charter schools are scheduled for later this year and early in 2015.

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