Inglewood School caters for 294 students in Years 1 to 8 with 23% identifying as Māori and a small number of Pacific heritage.
Substantial upgrading of classrooms and the development of several flexible learning spaces have occurred over the past three years with more redevelopment happening in the 2018 year. There have been some changes to school leadership, staff and to board members in the past three years.
The school beliefs are closely aligned to its R.E.A.C.H values of Respect, Expect, Achieve, Communicate and Hauora which underpin the expectations and behaviours for a positive and inclusive learning culture.
The school has established an agreed philosophy and direction it believes will enable its students to develop the competencies and attitudes required for successful citizenship. There is a positive relationship between the school and its community which is strengthened by the Mutukaroa initiative. The community varies in its expectations of the school around achievement, behaviour, personal work skills and habits.
Teachers and leaders have participated in professional learning and development (PLD) in mathematics, Spirals of Inquiry and leadership during the past two years. Leaders and staff are actively involved in the local Māori Achievement Collaborative (MAC) and the formation of the Inglewood Te Kāhui Ako o Te Kōhanga Moa – Inglewood Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako.
An active Parent Link organisation supports the staff and the Board in its initiatives and enjoys a positive partnership within the school community. The school is currently staffed with 12 classroom teachers. The Board contributes towards additional staffing provisions.
Leadership positions consist of Principal, two Associate Principals and five Team leaders; Junior, Middle, Senior, Intermediate and Support Staff. Our blocks are structure in Whanau Blocks 0-3, Panitahi 7-8 Pukehaupapa, 3 – 6 Pouakai celebrating Tuakana / Teina collaboration, modelling and inquiry learning.
A number of support workers (both paid and voluntary) assist with the delivery of special needs programmes within the school and operate out of our “Sensory Pod” and mainstream Classrooms. The staff is complemented by a variety of ancillary and office staff. A dental clinic serving all schools in the area is on site. Additional staff members are employed part-time to carry out additional support programmes and administer special programmes of assistance and extension. The school runs a weekly TIPs Programme (Talents in Progress) for all year 3 – 8 students and Discovery Time for years 0-2. Part-time instructors are employed to teach swimming (terms 1 & 4 each year in the indoor pool) and Kapahaka/Te Kanga and TeReo.
The school accesses its large hall, spacious and well set out grounds and fields, indoor heated pool, hard-court areas and play grounds. A nature trail is also established on the school boundary.
Inglewood Primary School lodges a copy of its annually updated Charter and its annual targets to improve student achievement with the Ministry Of Education by 1 March each year.
Inglewood Primary School also consults its school community regularly as part of our three year cycle of self-review. Consultation includes: An invitation to the school community to attend all Board of Trustees and Parent Link meetings (information provided through the school Newsletter), surveys and school related questionnaires, informal meetings, student led conferences, discussions, ‘phone contact’ and Mutukaroa programme, school initiated whanau hui regarding curriculum delivery and parent partnership, Celebration and Open Days, Special Events, New Parents afternoon tea and Grandparents Day.
Targets to improve school achievement will be identified by: analysis of school wide assessment data, comparison of cohort groups and targeted priority learners, school wide achievement and national normative data, information gathered through the school review process, national standardized testing and research information data.