New Advisory Group for review of education funding systems

The Minister of Education has today announced the establishment of an Advisory Group as part of the next step in the review of education funding systems.

The group will work with us to test and refine a set of proposed directions for change.  The directions focus on how the funding system could be shifted so that all children and young people, especially those who are at greatest risk of educational underachievement, get the best possible education.

Peter Hughes, Secretary for Education will chair the Advisory Group, which brings together leaders from across the early childhood and schooling sectors.

The members are:

Allan Vester

Chair, New Zealand Secondary Principals’ Council

Alex MacCreadie

President, New Zealand Area Schools Association

Angela Roberts

President, Post Primary Teachers' Association

Cathy Dewes

Tumuaki, Te Runanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa

Clare Wells

Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Kindergartens Inc.

Doug McLean

President, New Zealand Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling

Frances Nelson

Immediate past president, Auckland Primary Principals’ Association

Iain Taylor

President, New Zealand Principals' Federation

James Thomas

President, Auckland Secondary Schools Principals’ Association

Judith Nel

President, Special Education Principals’ Association New Zealand

Kararaina Cribb

Chief Executive Officer, Te Kohanga Reo National Trust

Lorraine Kerr

President, New Zealand School Trustees Association

Louise Green

President, New Zealand Educational Institute

Paul Ferris

Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Catholic Education Office and Association of Proprietors of Integrated Schools

Arihia Stirling

Chair, Nga Kura-a-Iwi o Aotearoa

Peter Reynolds

Chief Executive Officer, Early Childhood Council

Sally King

Executive Director, Independent Schools of New Zealand

Sandy Pasley

President, Secondary Principals' Association of New Zealand

We’ll also be talking to, and seeking input from the wider education sector on these proposed directions for change. The engagement will run from June until 31 August 2016.

We will publish more information about the review in the coming weeks.

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