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The Government’s vision for the future of New Zealand education reflects the overwhelming aspirations of New Zealanders, as expressed through the Kōrero Mātauranga, for a more inclusive, equitable, and connected New Zealand education and learning system.

The report of the Curriculum, Progress and Achievement Ministerial Advisory Group supports this vision. It provides a direction for the future of curriculum, teaching and learning so that:

  • every student experiences opportunities to learn and progress through a curriculum that values their identity, language and culture, their strengths and aspirations, and those of their whānau
  • students, parents, whānau and teachers have strong relationships focused on a holistic view of the progress students are making across a range of learning
  • students, parents and whānau are active participants in their kura or school’s marau ā-kura or local curriculum
  • teachers and school leaders are well supported through clear system leadership, strong networks and better access to resources, guidance and development opportunities
  • high levels of trust allow information about student progress to be used and shared with confidence, to show what’s working for our children and young people, what needs to be improved and where more resources are needed.

Report: Strengthening curriculum, progress, and achievement in a system that learns

In response to the Advisory Group’s advice, the Ministry of Education will work with Māori and Pacific, people across the education sector, students and their whānau to:

The national priorities for professional learning and development have also been updated to support teachers and leaders focus on curriculum, progress and achievement.

We will make sure schools and kura are well supported with stronger networks, better access to resources, guidance and development opportunities.

More details about these changes