Strengthening curriculum, progress and achievement for every child and young person

The Government’s vision for the future of New Zealand education reflects the overwhelming aspirations of New Zealanders, as expressed in the Kōrero Mātauranga, for a more inclusive, equitable, and connected New Zealand education and learning system.

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Advice from the Curriculum, Progress and Achievement Ministerial Advisory Group, with input from a sector Reference Group tells us that to achieve this vision we need to change the way we use our national curriculum, so:

  • every student experiences opportunities to learn and progress through a curriculum that values their identity, language and culture, their strengths and aspirations, and those of their whānau
  • students, parents, whānau and teachers have strong relationships focused on a holistic view of the progress students are making across a range of learning
  • students, parents and whānau are active participants in their kura or school’s marau ā-kura or local curriculum
  • teachers and school leaders are well supported through clear system leadership, strong networks and better access to resources, guidance and development opportunities
  • high levels of trust allow information about student progress to be used and shared with confidence, to show what’s working for our children and young people, what needs to be improved and where more resources are needed.

Curriculum, Progress and Achievement Ministerial Advisory Group— Education Conversation(external link)

Reference Group — Education Conversation(external link)

We will make the changes we need in collaboration with teachers, leaders, Māori, Pacific, students and their whānau. These changes will not be rushed.

We’ve also updated the national priorities for professional learning and development to support teachers and leaders, and align with our focus on curriculum, progress and achievement.  We’ll make sure schools and kura are supported with better access to resources and guidance.

More information about the changes we’ll be making and what they mean for students, parents and whānau — Education Conversation(external link)

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