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A Cross-Sector Advisory Panel has been established to advise the Independent Taskforce on the strengths and challenges of the current system, the changes required to ensure equity and excellence for all children and young people, and how potential changes would work in practice and impact on those that have been under-served by the current system.

The panel is comprised of representatives of the following groups and organisations:

Association of Proprietors of Integrated Schools (APIS)

Business/Employer perspectives

Business NZ

CCS Disability Action

Chair of National Alternative Education Body

Inclusive Education Action Group

Mātauranga and Tikanga Māori experts

Migrant and refugee parents

New Zealand Area Schools Association

New Zealand Pasifika Principals’ Association

New Zealand Principals' Federation

New Zealand Secondary Principals' Council

Ngā Kura ā Iwi

New Zealand Association of Intermediate and Middle Schools (NZAIMS)

New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) Te Riu Roa

Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Pacific Community

Parent to Parent

Parents of children in the disabled and learning support community

Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA)

New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA)


School Executives Officers Association 

School/Kura Principals and Teachers

Secondary Principals’ Association of New Zealand (SPANZ)

Special Education Principals’ Association New Zealand

Staff, parent and former student trustees from a diverse range of schools and kura

Te Akatea, New Zealand Māori Principals’ Association

Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa

Zeal Education Trust (Young New Zealanders)