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Education: the community has spoken

Today the Guardians are releasing a high-level summary of what they have heard through the Kōrero. This represents the voices of the community as they heard them.

Read more from the Chair of the Guardians of the Education Conversation, Judge Andrew Becroft:

Education: the community has spoken [PDF 558KB]

The Guardians - What people told us [PDF 163KB]

Re-appointment of the Guardians of the Education Conversation

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has reappointed all members of the Guardians of the Education Conversation Ministry Advisory Group until December 2019.

The Guardians Group was first appointed in April 2018. The Group is led by Judge Andrew Becroft, the Children’s Commissioner, and it has at its members:

  • Sir Lockwood Smith
  • Marian Hobbs
  • Prof Rawinia Higgins
  • Dr Debbie Ryan
  • Dr Welby Ings
  • Etta Bollinger
  • Deborah Walker

So far, more than 43,000 New Zealanders have participated in Kōrero Mātauranga | The Education Conversation.

The Guardians actively participated, during 2018, in the Education Summits, wānanga, fono and focus group meetings or workshops and listened to all participants. They also reviewed the analyses from surveys, feedback and opinions and understand the kaupapa and voices that emerged from the Kōrero Mātauranga | Education Conversation.

The Guardians are well-placed now to provide guidance and oversight to the Ministry of Education on the narrative and kaupapa of the overall Education Work Programme; how it all fits together and ensure that it resonates with the voices heard during the Kōrero Mātauranga, as we move into delivery.

The Guardians will input into developing a 30 year vision for the future of New Zealand education. They will also maintain ongoing engagement with the other education Ministerial Advisory Groups and the Independent Taskforce into Tomorrow’s Schools.

For more information, please see the:

Guardians of the Education Conversation Terms of Reference

Education Summit Advisory Group Terms of Reference

The Education Summit and the Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga: insights and integration across the Education Portfolio Work Programme Proposal