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.
- The cluster manager leads this process.
- The cluster manager facilitates data collection.
- All RTLB are involved.
- Cluster schools and kura 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 schools, kura, for example, Māori, Pacific, 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 schools, kura in relation to students requiring additional support to learn and achieve
- aspirations of other key stakeholder groups, including iwi and Pacific.
Content last updated: March 2018