In order to reassure the Proprietor that schools have appropriate systems in place to deliver education with a Catholic Special character the New Zealand Bishops have put in place a process for review and development.
Catholic Special Character Annual Self Review
Proprietor Appointees Annual Report
Proprietor Appointees are responsible for providing an annual report to the Proprietor at the end of each year. This report is based on the Catholic Special Character self-review undertaken during the year.
External Reviews – Schedule for External Review
Every 4 years for both secondary and primary schools an external review is carried out by mandated Diocesan Reviewers to verify that the school has appropriate systems in place for the delivery of effective Catholic education. The review is based on the key dimensions and focus areas of the Catholic Special Character Review and Development format. A written report is provided for the School and the Proprietor following the External Review visit.
See pages 9 – 14 and pages 23 – 37 of The Catholic Special Character Review and Development document 2007
Charter, Strategic and Annual Plan
The Charter, which should include a long term Strategic Plan and an Annual Plan should show how the school will provide education with a Catholic Special Character. The planning should cover the Board of Trustee’s direction, objectives, priorities and targets for Catholic Special Character. The Proprietor must be consulted in the development of the Charter and Strategic Plan.