The national priorities for professional learning and development (PLD) have been refocused to support teachers and leaders, and to align with the focus on curriculum, progress and achievement.
The reset of the PLD priorities supports the Government’s vision of a New Zealand education system that meets the needs of all learners, no matter who they are or where they come from.
The new priorities were informed by engagement with people from right across New Zealand’s education system through Kōrero Mātauranga and the engagement led by the Curriculum, Progress and Achievement (CPA) Reference Group earlier this year.
The new priorities will replace the existing priorities from the beginning of term 3 2020. This means schools, kura and kāhui ako can apply for PLD under the new priorities from term 3, 2020.
We still have work to do to make sure our systems, processes and providers are ready for the new priorities which will replace the existing priorities from the beginning of term 3, 2020.
Earlier this year we proposed changes to the national priorities for PLD to build curriculum capability and support a focus on student progress across the curricula. We worked with teachers, leaders and providers to develop proposed priorities that relate to themes in the Kōrero Mātauranga and ideas put forward by the Curriculum, Progress and Achievement Ministerial Advisory Group. These priorities were tested with teachers, leaders and providers through online surveys.