Collaboration

Learning programmes at Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto are delivered in flexible, collaborative groupings. These groupings are primarily within a team (two year levels). Collaborative grouping provides opportunities for:

  • Utilising teacher strengths to maximise student progress and achievement.
  • Multiple student-to-teacher relationships.
  • Providing benefit to all learners by strategically grouping teachers who have a range of experience levels, interests, strengths and areas for development.
  • Higher levels of congruence and alignment in the delivery of teaching and learning programmes within a team and across the school.
  • Students to work with a cohort that has a 2-2½ year age range rather than just their immediate year level peers.
  • Professional support in managing challenging behaviour of students.
  • Professional support in designing learning programmes to meet the needs of priority learners.
  • Professional challenge and support in growing practice through strategically grouping teachers who have a range of experience levels, interests, strengths and areas for development.
  • Minimising disruption to student learning programmes if a teacher is absent.