Annual Review of Deciles – 2019
The 2019 Decile Review is open and applications close on 23 September.
Each year, schools can apply for a decile review if they believe there has been a significant change in the school's roll profile since the original assessment was made.
2018 Census data will not be available in time to recalculate deciles for 2020 so the Ministry will continue to carry out decile reviews based on the 2013 Census data.
To apply for a decile review, schools need to supply information as outlined in the application pack. Application packs and information about how to apply are available on the Education Counts website.
Results will be available before the end of the 2019 school year. Where reviews are successful and the decile will be lowered, the increased funding will apply from the beginning of the 2020 school year.
Note: Indicative funding notices for the 2020 year (released in September 2019) will be calculated using a school’s current decile.
You can email Decile.Reviews@education.govt.nz with any questions.
Contact: Resourcing Contact Centre
(04) 463 0915
Legislation Changes from 1 July
Information sharing provisions under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 and under the new Family Violence Act 2018, plus new National Care Standards, came into effect on 1 July 2019.
These changes affect early learning services, school trustees, and licensed teachers.
You can find out more on our website: www.education.govt.nz/school/student-support/special-education/sharing-information.
Teaching Council Election Update
The candidate list for the Teaching Council elections is now out. Profile statements for the candidates will be available shortly.
In March, teachers will elect board members from across the profession: a teacher and principal from both the primary and secondary sectors, a teacher and leader from early childhood education, and a teacher educator.
You have until 22 February to make sure your practising certificates or LATS are current through the voting period (26 March) so you are eligible to vote.
For more information, downloadable posters and the list of candidates see the Council website www.educationcouncil.org.nz/content/teaching-council-board-elections.