Some key points to remember are:
Centrally-funded PLD is focussed on building greater equity and excellence in a small number of national priority areas
Accredited facilitators deliver centrally-funded PLD
Schools, kura and Kāhui Ako choose their own facilitators
Centrally-funded PLD is allocated regionally with strong sector involvement.
You can also download the PLD Journal template here.
Centrally-funded PLD is focussed on building greater equity and excellence in a small number of national priority areas and is allocated regionally. You are able to apply for PLD every term. You can check for PLD Proposal submission deadlines in your area here.
Starting the Process
There are two ways to start the PLD process
Making a proposal – what do I include?
To complete a PLD proposal there are a number of questions your proposal should answer. These are:
Proposals can be Co-Constructed
It is important that any centrally-funded PLD you receive will meet the needs of your school, kura or Kāhui Ako.
A local Ministry advisor, specialist in Māori medium, or other support person (as appropriate) will support you to co-construct a PLD proposal that will be assessed by a regional Allocation Panel with sector representatives. Contact your local Area Office if you are unsure who your contact point is.
There is a proposal template that can guide schools, kura and Kāhui Ako available here.
Allocation Panels are composed of sector representatives and Ministry representatives from your region. They are be responsible for reviewing PLD proposals and allocating centrally-funded PLD.
Allocation panels meet every term, more details on your local panel are available here.
Allocation panels assess proposals against a number of criteria. You can see an example of these criteria here.
Choosing your PLD Facilitator
If your PLD application is successful, you are able to choose your own facilitator.
You can find a list of all facilitators available to deliver centrally-funded PLD here. You will be able to view a short CV and contact referees who have used their services before.
Once you have chosen your facilitator you will work with them to develop a plan.
Charting progress and recording feedback is an important part of the process.
At the end of your PLD, there will be a final report and a review of your outcomes. This will help to quality assure the PLD you receive.
Please bear in mind the following when putting your PLD proposal together: