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Cluster needs analysis

The cluster needs analysis is a starting point for cluster planning.

Every cluster plans annually to meet the learning and behaviour needs of students in all cluster schools/kura.

Roles

  • The cluster manager leads this process.
  • The cluster manager facilitates data collection.
  • All RTLB are involved.
  • Cluster kura/schools’ stakeholder groups have input.
  • Iwi and relevant agencies contribute.
  • The local Ministry Learning Support office provides relevant data, information and guidance.
Essential elements of a cluster needs analysis include:
  • organisational infrastructure, processes and systems
  • service development
  • relationship development
  • development of data and information gathering for planning and reporting
  • what evidence will be used to inform future needs and direction.
Essential information to collate and analyse includes:
  • request for support trends and patterns
  • student demographics in cluster kura/schools, for example, Māori, Pasifika, secondary
  • national and local education priorities
  • areas of RTLB specialist knowledge and skills
  • the impact of RTLB interventions on student outcomes
  • emerging needs in cluster kura/schools in relation to students requiring additional support to learn and achieve
  • aspirations of other key stakeholder groups, including iwi and Pasifika. 
 

Content last updated: March 2017

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