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.
After more than 200 meetings with people interested in education, the Independent Taskforce reported its findings to the Minister of Education in November 2018. Their report: Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together l Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini was released for public consultation on 7 December 2018.
From December 2018-April 2019 the Taskforce undertook more than 100 public and targeted meetings with stakeholders and received more than 5,000 submissions on their interim report. The Taskforce’s final report was submitted to the Minister of Education on 2 July 2019 and it is expected to be publicly released after it has been considered by Cabinet.
The report covers eight key issues: Governance; Schooling Provision; Competition and Choice; Disability and Learning Support; Teaching; Leadership; Resourcing; and Central Government Agencies.
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The Independent Taskforce’s report makes a number of significant recommendations for changes to the current education system. Stakeholder feedback on the report and its recommendations will be critical to inform Government decision making in 2019.
During the consultation period, the Independent Taskforce held more than 100 public, principal and stakeholder meetings from Kaitaia to Invercargill to hear people’s views on the report. There was also a range of ways New Zealanders could have their say on the report: an online survey, written submissions and oral submissions via an 0800 number. Consultation closed 7 April 2019.
The Independent Taskforce are now considering all feedback carefully and will provide a final report to the Minister by 28 June 2019.