As part of the national Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga, the Government is reviewing Tomorrow’s Schools – the name given to the reforms that dramatically changed the governance, management and administration of our schools nearly 30 years ago.
The review is wide ranging. It will look at the way our schooling system works, and whether it meets the needs and aspirations of all learners. The review is being carried out by an Independent Taskforce of experts appointed by the Minister of Education.
The Taskforce will begin its work by examining:
- The strengths and weaknesses of our current parent-based Board of Trustees model
- The fairness of enrolment schemes
- The impact of competition between schools and kura
- How schools and kura in an area could better work together
- How well schools and kura are supported to meet the needs of all children and young people regardless of where they live
- How well schools and kura take account of the views of their children and young people
- Whether Te Tiriti o Waitangi is given active expression in our schools and kura
- Whether schools and kura are sufficiently supported and encouraged to be future focussed, innovative and adaptive
- The range and structure of the current schooling provision available for our increasingly diverse children and young people
- How we can best evaluate the quality of individual schools and kura, and the schooling system as a whole.
The Taskforce wants to hear what you think – What is working for you, your child or your whānau? What is not? What needs to change? Share your views and experiences now via the quick online survey or find out how to have your say.