ERO Reports

ERO is an independent, external evaluation agency that undertakes reviews of schools and early childhood services throughout New Zealand.

Education Review Office (ERO) Reports

Chilton has had two recent reviews; one of the whole School and an Early Childhood review for the Preschool. Please follow the links to the Chilton ERO Report and the Chilton Preschool ERO Report from August 2017 and June 2016 consecutively.

The ERO review team follows a set of standard procedures to conduct reviews. The purpose of each review is to:

  • improve quality of education for children in early childhood centres; and
  • provide information to parents, communities and the Government.

Reviews are intended to focus on outcomes for children and build on each centre’s self review.

ERO’s framework for reviewing and reporting is based on four review strands:

  • Quality of Education – including the quality of the programme provided for children, the quality of the learning environment and the quality of the interactions between staff and children and how these impact on outcomes for children.
  • Additional Review Priorities – other aspects of the operation of a centre, may be included in the review. ERO will not include this strand in all reviews.
  • Areas of National Interest – information about how Government policies are working in early childhood centres.
  • Compliance with Legal Requirements – assurance that this centre has taken all reasonable steps to meet legal requirements.

ERO reviews do not cover every aspect of centre performance and each ERO report may cover different issues. The aim is to provide information on aspects that are central to positive outcomes for children and useful to this centre.

Most ERO reports include recommendations for improvement. A recommendation on a particular issue does not necessarily mean that a centre is performing poorly in relation to that issue. There is no direct link between the number of recommendations in this report and the overall performance of this centre.

For more general information about ERO Reports, please refer to