Tomorrow’s Schools Review

Issue: Volume 98, Number 3

Posted: 25 February 2019
Reference #: 1H9rUc

The report released by the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce – Our Schooling Futures: Stronger Together | Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini – in December 2018 is now open for consultation.

The Independent Taskforce was asked by the Government to review the provision of compulsory schooling in Aotearoa New Zealand, with a focus on achieving a system that promotes equity and excellence for children and young people. This includes giving active expression to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the ability of the governance, management and administration of the schooling system to respond to education needs in the future.

During their review, the Taskforce identified a number of common themes, which led to a report that covers eight key issues: governance, schooling provision, school competition and choice, disability and learning support, teaching, school leadership, resourcing, and central government agencies.

The Independent Taskforce’s report is calling for significant change and before the Government makes any decisions on the Taskforce’s recommendations, they want to give all New Zealanders an opportunity to share their views.

All schools and kura should have received a hard copy of the Taskforce’s report in late January with information about how you can have your say. Public engagement meetings hosted by members of the Taskforce are now being held throughout the country until 27 March.

These meetings are an opportunity to ask questions of the Taskforce, understand more about the proposals and give your feedback.

The Independent Taskforce encourages everyone to have their say on the future of our schooling system: all school staff, teachers/kaiako, principals/tumuaki, board members, PTA members, students, parents, whanau and the wider school community.

More details on the meetings and other ways to have your say are available at link). The report is out for consultation until 7 April 2019.


BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero,

Posted: 11:59 am, 25 February 2019

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