Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua

Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua are a type of school in our education system, that bring together education, the business sector and community groups to provide new opportunities for students to achieve education success.

About Partnership Schools

Partnership Schools have greater freedom and flexibility to innovate and engage with their students in return for stronger accountability for improving educational outcomes. These schools focus on the Government’s priority groups: Māori, Pasifika, learners from low socio-economic backgrounds and learners with special education needs.

A unique feature of the Partnership Schools model is the appointment of an Authorisation Board. The Board advises the Minister on the approval of new schools and on the educational performance of the schools, once established. They bring a rich mix of skills and experience in education, business, governance, community development and the educational needs of government’s priority groups.

Go to the Partnership Schools Authorisation Board's website (external link) for information on the Board and on partnership schools in general.

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