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Planning and reporting is the key way for schools, kura and Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako, to implement the Education Act’s objectives for education, and the Government’s strategic direction for the education system.

The Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 signalled changes to the current  State and State integrated planning and reporting framework to improve the system, which is considered too complex and detailed, rather than being focused on what really matters. These changes now come into effect from 1 January 2023. More details on this can be found here:

Legislation on the Ministry of Education website

School boards planning and reporting requirements remain the same until that date. More details of the current planning and reporting requirements can be found here:

Schools Planning and Reporting on the Ministry of Education Website

Planning and reporting in relation to the NELP

From the date of publication of the NELP in the Gazette, State and State integrated school boards will be required to have particular regard to the NELP when developing their strategic plans. Early learning services will need to do the same with their annual plans.