Te Rito for kura and schools

Focus on what matters

Start from a place of knowledge

Support the skills, talents and needs of ākonga and learners - from the moment that ākonga or learner comes under your care.

From day one you'll:

  • have information to inform conversations with ākonga, learners, parents and whānau
  • have access to a fuller picture of ākonga and learner strengths and needs, which can help you take a holistic approach
  • know important information won't be overlooked
  • know when a new ākonga or learner has pre-approved learning support funding in place, so you can take steps to make sure that funding continues.
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Track outcomes for ākonga and learners

See an immediate picture of what is working for your ākonga and learners and identify any gaps with Te Rito dashboards.

Use this information to tailor local practices and resources to support your ākonga and learners, and easily track the outcomes of your actions.

Plan and collaborate with your Kāhui Ako or learning support cluster

Te Rito lets you gather and view information in the same way as other kura or schools in your Kāhui Ako or learning support cluster.

A common view of Kāhui Ako or learning support cluster information contributes to a shared understanding of your ākonga and learners strengths and needs and provides greater transparency.

Te Rito dashboards analyse data from across your Kāhui Ako or learning support cluster, so you can collaborate, share resources and develop the right capabilities to support your combined needs.

Kura and schools connected to Te Rito are already using dashboards to inform Kāhui Ako and learning support cluster strategy and planning. They are finding that dashboards are the focal point for identifying and planning around combined needs.

It's important to note that the demographics, transitions and attendance dashboards will only combine data to be viewed by members of a Kāhui Ako.  The learning support dashboards will only combine data to be viewed by members of a learning support cluster.

Streamline administration and reporting

Te Rito has reduced administrative workloads and increased analysis and reporting capabilities. Repetitive and often manual reporting processes, such as attendance, can be completed quickly using Te Rito.

The platform groups data that would have been compiled manually from different sources. It provides data extracts in an easy-to-understand format to share with leaders and boards.

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Benefit from Te Rito

Te Rito draws information from different applications used by your kura or school, including your Student Management System (SMS). Te Rito provides access to a standardised Learning Support Register (sLSR). The sLSR is a central, secure place where you can capture and manage ākonga learning support needs.

You may already have a place where you record information about ākonga and learners learning support needs and the supports you're providing. However, the sLSR that runs on Te Rito provides a consistent format and a common language, so you're all talking about learning support needs in the same way.

Information in Te Rito is updated nightly, so you'll always have an up-to-date view of what's happening in your kura or school, and with your ākonga and learners.

Te Rito de-identifies and combines ākonga and learner information across a Kāhui Ako or learning support cluster. Te Rito uses this combined information to create dashboards with overviews of ākonga and learner demographics, attendance and transitions in your Kāhui Ako and and learning support needs in your cluster. The dashboards are both a high-level view and an entry point for examining different aspects of the data in more detail.

The Ministry of Education does not have access to identifiable ākonga and learner information in Te Rito.

A continuous record to support ākonga and learner wellbeing and success

Once fully deployed, Te Rito will be able to receive ākonga and learner information from any kura or school SMS and save this information in a secure online space. When ākonga or learners move kura or schools, Te Rito can transfer the learning information for that ākonga or learner to the SMS of the receiving kura or school.

Early learning services can use the sLSR on Te Rito to capture and manage learning support needs information for their ākonga and learners. In the future, with the right consents, kura and schools will be able to draw this information from Te Rito and build on early childhood educators' ākonga and learner knowledge and support.

Te Rito provides the platform for the sLSR. Further applications will be added in the future. Having kura and school applications on one platform across Aotearoa will ensure that the information in these applications remains consistent, compatible and secure.