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Introduction to the Tomorrow’s Schools Review

Taskforce Chair Bali Haque introduces the Tomorrow’s Schools Review and encourages people to have their say via the online survey (the survey is now closed).


As part of the national Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga, the Government is reviewing Tomorrow’s Schools – the name given to the reforms that changed the governance, management and administration of our schools nearly 30 years ago.

An Independent Taskforce has been appointed to lead the review and report back to the Minister of Education by 9 November 2018. The report will establish any case for change, and the recommendations will lay the groundwork for more detailed policy work which will lead to further consultation with stakeholders in 2019.

Review timeline

The Taskforce will consult widely with all stakeholders, including teachers, principals, boards of trustees, parents, whānau, iwi and Pasifika communities, the LGBTQIA+ community, parents of children with learning support needs, employers and young people. Particular effort will be taken to include input from children and young people currently least well served by the system.

A cross-sector advisory panel will 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.