The following programmes continue to be managed centrally:
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)
Other centrally-funded PLD are allocated regionally and focus on national priority areas where we want to see a lift in student achievement.
From 2015 centrally-funded PLD will be focused on a small number of national priorities for the next 3 to 5 years–. pāngarau, pūtaiao, te reo matatini (pānui, tuhituhi, kōrero), mathematics, science, reading and writing and digital fluency.
Centrally funded professional learning and development offers leaders, tumuaki, teachers and kaiako the opportunity to analyse the results they are seeing, define the issues, and work on changes and improvements that will lift outcomes in these focus areas.
This does not mean that funds for professional learning are only available for courses in pāngarau/maths, pūtaiao/science, or the other priorities.
For example, schools, kura or Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako may decide that PLD in cultural intelligence, evaluative capability, or methods for working more effectively with parents, families and whānau will help students to improve outcomes in reading.