How to write succinct, meaty milestones

Example milestone
Milestone Example


Questions for reflection on the Milestone writing process



Support materials:


Milestone Support Material Folder in ICT PD Online including the latest milestone templates
Evidence based practice underpins everything we do in education and is coming through all kinds of research throughout NZ including BES.

Milestone samples

Coley Street Milestone
Whakarongo School Milestone
The rationale for sharing these examples:

Clearly shows:
  • planned outcomes directly linked to programme outcomes
  • evidence for any shifts and how have students benefited
  • key learning for the school/cluster
  • explanation of support mechanisms
  • examples of evidence such as quotes, links, documentation, learning stories, survey data.
  • style of reporting that is objective and non-personalised
Areas for improvement on these reports:
  • More streamlined approach needed, less writing. 10-12 pages should be the maximum length
  • More analysed collation of school responses - summarised findings
  • Avoid duplicating material