The key changes for schools, kura and Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako

In 2017 you will see:

Centrally-funded PLD focussed on building greater equity and excellence in a small number of national priority areas

  • Priority areas for the next 3-5 years are: pāngarau/maths, pūtaiao/science, te reo matatini (pānui, tuhituhi, kōrero)/reading and writing and digital fluency.
  • PLD is not limited to courses in these priorities. Schools may need to build evaluative capability or work more effectively with parents, families or whānau to improve student outcomes in priority areas.

Schools, kura and kāhui ako undertaking more focussed inquiry and change and improvement planning

  • Factsheets and resources to support inquiry are available here.

Centrally-funded PLD allocated regionally with strong sector involvement

  • Each Ministry region will have an allocation panel with sector representatives
  • The panel will meet and consider proposals every term

Accredited PLD facilitators available

  • Schools, kura, and CoL will be able to choose facilitators from an online list
  • Facilitators will be accredited and a short CV, including referees that schools, kura and kāhui ako can contact, will be available online.

Tailored centrally-funded PLD that supports improvements identified by schools, kura and kāhui ako

  • Schools, kura and kāhui ako will co-construct proposals for centrally-funded PLD with their regional Education Advisor, Māori medium specialist or other support person, as appropriate.
  • Schools, kura or kāhui ako will work with facilitators to plan PLD that suits their needs.

Support for leadership and professional education networks

  • Professional education networks are a potential source of professional learning and development that complements centrally funded PLD
  • Support for leaders is another important aspect of PLD
  • Work on support for leaders and professional networks is underway

How to apply

To find out how to apply for centrally-funded PLD  follow this link


Changes will be phased in over the next two years, starting with the new system for allocating centrally funded PLD and accrediting facilitators. 

Schools, kura and kāhui ako can use the new system now.