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 PLD Proposal using the PLD Journal. You can dowload the PLD journal by clicking here. Your proposal should answer questions such as the following:
You can find more on what a PLD proposal should address here
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timeframe specified in the proposal or let your regional office know if there is a delay; your hours are likely to be withdrawn and reallocated if you do not start your PLD journey within a year of receiving your allocation of hours.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.