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Transforming Learning Support: Keynote from the Learning Support Coordinators Induction Forum on 25 March 2021

Hon. Jan Tinetti’s keynote speech to the Learning Support Coordinators Forum in March 2021. In her keynote, Hon. Jan Tinetti talks about some findings from Phase 1 of the Learning Support Coordinators (LSC) Evaluation and her expectations of how the role of LSC can work effectively alongside SENCos and RTLB.

Sharing information across a cluster: the standardised learning support register (sLSR): Address by Susan Howan, Associate Deputy Secretary, Sector Enablement and Support

Susan Howan’s address at the Learning Support Coordinators Induction Forum on 25 March 2021.

Susan Howan talks about the changes that the Learning Support Action Plan provides and the opportunities for Learning Support Coordinators to be innovative and part of the change.


Please note: We have been working closely with kura, schools and early learning services across Aotearoa to prepare them to connect to Te Rito. The roll out of Te Rito is a very large-scale implementation process.

We have designed and built Te Rito to meet international standards for data security. Having recently completed and reviewed a national deployment plan, we need to take some additional steps in assuring that different systems can safely connect to Te Rito. While we do so, it is prudent that we pause the deployment of Te Rito.

This decision is also informed by recent deployment engagements around the country, where we’ve consistently received feedback about varying levels of awareness, appreciation and acceptance of the privacy and consent practices required to make Te Rito and the standardised Learning Support Register (sLSR) successful. There are particular concerns about privacy awareness, the extent of whānau engagement and understanding of consent for the collection and use of data throughout a learner’s education journey.
Pausing deployment will allow us to implement enhancements in a way that best prepares us for a high-quality national deployment.

Building understanding of Ka Hikitia Title: Building understanding of Ka Hikitia – Ka Hāpaitia: Address by Hana Buchanan, Te Atiawa/Taranaki, Director Maori Education Group. LSCs Forum, 25 March 2021

Ka Hikitia! Ka Hikitia! Hiki, Hikitia! | Encourage, support and raise it to its highest potential!

Poipoia ngā mokopuna ngā rangatira mō āpōpō. | Nurture our young generation, the leaders of the future.

This is what Ka Hikitia Ka Hāpaitia is all about. Everyone has a role to play in supporting Māori ākonga to enjoy and achieve education success.

Hana Buchanan’s presentation to over 429 Learning Support Coordinatorsfrom across Aotearoa. In her address, Hana unpacks Ka Hikitia, including the five pou, and links it to the important role Learning Support Coordinatorsplay in supporting Māori learners and whānau every day.

Ka Hikitia in practice: A conversation with Rakesh Govind, Senior Advisor Education and Chris George, Lead Education Advisor, and Hana Buchannan from Ministry of Education

Working effectively with the LSCs: A panel discussion

The panel includes Jason Ataera, Principal Tairangi School, Sharon Marsh, Principal Leithfield School, Rubina Charman, Principal Nawton School, Kate Aldworth, Service Manager, Ministry of Education, Kelly McGowan, Cluster Manager, North Canterbury RTLB