NCEA Qualification – proposed new mātāpono and NCEA Level 1 Outcome Statement
The consultation period ended on 3 August 2023.
Consultation on Pay Parity Funding Review
The Ministry of Education is undertaking a review of early learning funding relating to pay parity for certificated teachers. As part of the Review, the Ministry is now consulting on a proposal to help fully implement pay parity for certificated teachers in education and care services (including hospital-based services and casual education and care services) with their counterparts in kindergartens. The Review also covers pay for coordinators in home-based services.
Consultation on the draft Rules and Guidelines on the use of physical restraint at registered schools and kura in New Zealand
The Ministry of Education, supported by the Physical Restraint Advisory Group (PRAG), consulted on updating the rules and guidelines following changes to the law around the use of physical restraint in the Education and Training Act 2020.
Education Research Evaluation and Development Strategy
Highest Needs Review
The Ministry of Education reviewed supports for children and young people with the highest level of learning support need. The vision for the Highest Needs Review is that children and young people with the highest learning support needs get the right support, at the right time, for as long as they need it.
Enabling electronic school board elections
In November 2021, the Government agreed that schools will have the option of running their board elections electronically from the September 2022 elections onwards. This decision was made after public support for the change in an April-June 2021 consultation.
To enable electronic school board elections, we need to change the Education (Board Election) Regulations 2000.
The consultation period ended on 18 March 2022.
The Education Work Programme 2021
In March 2021 the Cabinet agreed to the contents of the Education Work Programme (EWP) 2021 for this term of Government. The Education Work Programme 2021 has a strong focus on implementation and delivery. Click below to see the main priority components of the EWP 2021, for this term of the current Government.
Action Plan for Pacific Education
Through the fono series of 2018 and 2019, Pacific learners, families, teachers, leaders and communities shared what matters to them in education: an education system that is free from racism; that values Pacific children, young people and families as leaders of learning; and supports them to feel safe, valued and equipped to achieve their education aspirations.