We are developing an education workforce strategy to support Aotearoa New Zealand to have a strong, culturally competent education workforce, with the right skills and dispositions to encourage every learner on their education pathway and to help every learner fulfil their potential.
The strategy is being informed by the work underway in the Education Work Programme, and the Education Summits, Kōrero Mātauranga, wānanga, fono, and other public engagement.
Development of the draft strategy is being led by the Ministry of Education after extensive discussions with the education sector, this includes voices from early learning, primary and secondary, disability and learning support, Māori medium, Pacific medium, independent schools, ITE providers, unions and teaching organisations.
It will provide the Government with a range of aspirational, transformational and enduring options for consideration and public consultation. A list of sector organisations involved in the strategy development can be found below.
Alongside the broader Education Workforce Strategy, there is also a Rāngai Māori Strategy to focus on teaching and learning in full immersion Māori-medium settings (Level 1).
The Rāngai Māori Workforce Group will support the development of the Rāngai Māori Strategy, in consultation with the education sector.
The education workforce is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s biggest. Over 7,000 organisations employ around 120,000 people from early learning through to secondary, and this includes state and private entities with differing relationships to education agencies.
The draft Education Workforce Strategy has a vision statement – which is for Aotearoa New Zealand to have a capable, valued and connected and supported education workforce, that drives a world leading, learner focused education system.