Education work programme

The Government has set out an ambitious work programme for the education portfolio. The programme is building from the Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga and the Education Summits and is being developed in collaboration with the education sector and wider communities.

An enduring long term vision for education in Aotearoa New Zealand is at the core of the work programme and will feed in to all parts of the work to meet the needs of all learners, no matter who they are, or where they come from.

The work programme is made up of:

  • big reviews of parts of the system,
  • medium term strategies to map out priorities and actions over the next three or more years, and
  • some key initiatives for things to get underway now.

You can find out more about these by downloading the Education Work Programme Overview [PDF, 586 KB].

Can I get involved?

Everyone can be involved in the Education Work Programme.

Children, young people, parents and whānau, iwi, communities, employers, and teachers and leaders from early learning through to tertiary education, are invited to have a say on any part of the work programme.

During the year, people can engage in conversations, surveys, focus groups and workshops that will help shape the future of learning. Many of the resources to support these conversations are available in Te Reo Māori. There are also resources in a number of Pacific and other languages.

All parts of the work programme have a Māori Medium and Māori education perspective.

Download the Education Work Programme How I can get involved  [PDF, 716 KB].

Advisory and Reference Groups

As well as direct engagement with New Zealanders, some specific advisory or reference groups have been set up to provide advice and expertise on parts of the work programme. These groups include perspectives on Māori Medium and Māori education.

Groups range from the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce to advisory groups appointed by the Minister of Education to advise him, to reference groups who are providing their insights to the Ministry of Education.  

These groups are made up of people from the education sector including teachers and leaders, as well as people from the wider community.

The Minister of Education has also appointed a Youth Advisory Group to provide him with advice on a broad range of education topics.

All groups are supported by the Ministry of Education.

Download the Education Work Programme Advisory and Reference Groups [PDF, 586 KB].