20 Jun 2012

Iwi education body supports league tables

8:46 am on 20 June 2012

An organisation representing some kura says any move by the Government to introduce league tables to rank primary schools would challenge them to raise their game.

Iwi Education Authority members say it would support having data that compares and ranks schools.

Prime Minister John Key says it's a good way for parents to get information on how primary schools are performing, using national standards information.

The Iwi Education Authority says league tables would make schools more accountable for performance and more responsible for achieving results.

Authority chairman Pem Birdsays any ranking system would make schools work harder, because results would be explicit and transparent.

He says if his annual results weren't good, he wouldn't despair - it would be a challenge for him improve the following year's performance.