PLD - The Next Iteration

On 11 December 2017, it was agreed by Cabinet to stop the transfer of centrally-funded professional learning and development (PLD) from the Ministry of Education to the Education Council. Since then the Ministry has put into place a PLD programme.

The Ministry of Education has now established a PLD programme of work to oversee the next iteration of PLD. Features of the programme include:

  • Establishing a dedicated team to oversee the implementation of PLD.
  • Stabilising and embedding the PLD systems and processes within the Ministry
  • Implementing a service design process to work with Area Allocation Panels, Accreditation and Evaluation Panels, PLD providers, PLD Facilitators, schools, kura, Kāhui Ako, clusters, regions and national office staff to make the service more useful, usable and desirable from a user point of view.
  • Working with the sector to help shape the future state of PLD as the consultation and policy development processes gets underway for the Education Advisory Service and the College of Educational Leadership.

We are pleased to say that significant progress has already been made with the programme. There is now a dedicated PLD team comprised of advisors, who see that PLD Service functions on a day-to-day basis, and service designers who are responsible for enhancing the service. We have largely embedded the PLD systems and processes within the Ministry and are starting to get underway with the first round of service enhancements.

Please explore our website for further information about PLD.