Tomorrow's Schools review - updated
Update: Since the October SPAC meeting the Tomorrow's Schools taskforce has released its report.
PPTA's response to the report can be read in the News and Media section:
You can read the report on the Ministry of Education's website:
Notes from October 2018 SPAC meeting
There was a summit in May to which PPTA made a presentation. PPTA had several meetings with the taskforce and feel positive about those who are on it.
Our President and Senior Vice President are on the cross-sector advisory panel that the taskforce checks back against.
They have met with various groups to get feedback from members and found quite a diverse range of views on where to go from here.
The PPTA submission is based on the Annual Conference paper. While the Association is not in a position yet to put forward detailed plan we have put these principles on the table:
- fairness and equity
- student achievement
- student well-being
- devolved administration and the effective use of public resources
- duplication of resources
- school innovation
- collaboration between schools
- the ability to meet national objectives
- democratic participation
- support for teachers
- outcomes for Māori
- outcomes for Pasifika
The taskforce will put forward a green paper on 9 November and in 2019 there will be a white paper with clearer proposals for what could change. There will be opportunity to respond to both.