Locally-focussed PLD aims to build greater equity and excellence in a small number of national priority areas
Once you have identified a need, you can make a proposal. This involves collecting your information and evidence to address:
You will then create and submit your proposal in the new online PLD system. We will be releasing the new system in Term 1 2020 in time to support the Term 1 allocation process. The new system replaces the PLD Journal file (Excel spreadsheet) which is no longer in use to create proposals.
If you want to begin writing your proposal, download the Quick Guide to Online System Proposal Questions template. You will be able to transfer the information from your proposal questions template into the online PLD system when it is released.
You can find your regional contacts who can support you in making your proposal in Term 1 2020 here.
There will be three opportunities in 2020 to apply for locally-focussed PLD - Term 1, Term 3, and Term 4.
Once you submit your proposal it is reviewed by your region’s Area Allocation Panel who allocate locally-focussed PLD. The panels are comprised of sector representatives and Ministry representatives from inside the region and they meet once a term. Locally-focussed PLD is allocated regionally as the panels are best placed to understand your region’s particular priorities and needs. After your panel meets you will be informed if your proposal has been accepted or declined. Please note if your proposal is accepted you may receive less or more hours than requested depending on the panel’s decision.
You should use your allocated hours within the timeframe specified in the proposal or let your regional office know if there is a delay; your hours are likely to be withdrawn and reallocated if you do not start your PLD journey within a year of receiving your allocation of hours. The reason for this is that locally-focussed PLD is funded by Ministry of Education financial year and must be used in that time frame.