Resounding failure for Gloriavale school in latest ERO report
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Former Gloriavale members say the way children are treated at the community’s school is tantamount to abuse and they want it shut down.
Their comments follow a damning Education Review Office report which identified a raft of failings at Gloriavale Christian School including not providing an adequate education for its 139 or so students.
In 2021, Hopeful and Victory Disciple left the secretive West Coast community with their six children, who they said were still recovering from the trauma they endured at the school.
“Considering the damage it’s doing to children’s future and education, I think that it’s very irresponsible of the education department to allow this school to stay open,” said Victory, a former teacher there.
According to the ERO report, the school does not meet the criteria for registration as a private school, and only two staff have primary or secondary school teaching qualifications and relevant experience.
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