Learning Support Action Plan & Learning Support Coordinator role allocation

Learning Support Action Plan proactive release of papers

These papers relate to the release of the draft Disability and Learning Support Action Plan, the engagement process and the outcome of that engagement.

They set out advice to Ministers leading to the agreement by Cabinet of the final Learning Support Action Plan and preparations for its publication and launch.

You can read the Learning Support Action Plan on Education Conversation. (external link)  

Date of paper
Title of paper
METIS/Cabinet reference
23 August 2018 Briefing Note: Cabinet Paper: Approval to consult on the Disability and Learning Support Action Plan [PDF, 1.7 MB] 1137722
12 September 2018 Cabinet paper: Disability and Learning Support Action Plan: Approval to Consult [PDF, 6.2 MB] CAB-18-MIN-0449
14 September 2018 Education Report: Proposed engagement plan for the Disability and Learning Support Action Plan [PDF, 5 MB] 1148219
19 November 2018 Briefing Note: Disability and Learning Support Action Plan - draft documents [PDF, 2.5 MB] 1166581
30 November 2018 Education Report: Feedback on the Disability and Learning Support Action Plan [PDF, 2.4 MB] 1169860
28 January 2019 Briefing Note: Disability and Learning Support Action Plan sequencing of decisions [PDF, 3.2 MB] 1174646
15 February 2019 Briefing Note: Learning Support Action Plan - revised draft plan, analysis of feedback and timeline [PDF, 3.4 MB] 1176358
21 February 2019 Briefing Note: Learning Support Action Plan - draft Cabinet paper and communications plan [PDF, 3.1 MB] 1177780
7 March 2019 Education Report: Learning Support Action Plan: departmental feedback on Cabinet paper [PDF, 1.5 MB] 1180104
26 March 2019 Education Report: Learning Support Action Plan: Cabinet paper for lodging [PDF, 866 KB] 1182975
8 April 2019 Cabinet Paper: The Learning Support Action Plan 2019-2025 [PDF, 1.1 MB] CAB-19-MIN-0139
12 June 2019 Education Report: Learning Support Action Plan: update ofn the final text for translation and design [PDF, 1.5 MB] 1194964
20 June 2019 Briefing Note: Designed version of the Learning Support Action Plan [PDF, 2 MB] 1196408

 

Learning Support Coordinators proactive release of papers

These papers relate to decisions on the first tranche of Learning Support Coordinator (LSC) roles, including allocation to schools and kura, the final role description and remuneration approach.

You can read about the allocation of Learning Support Coordinators on Education Conversation. (external link)

The allocation of LSCs has been an iterative process, with refinements and adjustments made in each briefing to the Minister. The LSC role is an integral part of the new approach to how learning support is provided, the Learning Support Delivery Model. For this reason, LSCs have been allocated to clusters of schools that are the most advanced with implementing the delivery model while providing a broad geographical coverage and a wide variety of types of schools and settings. The final allocation model sought to ensure a broad coverage across the country so that LSCs are allocated to a variety of types of schools and kura and settings, including rural and urban, to get a full picture of how the role will work before it is rolled out more widely.

To develop the LSC role description we drew on the findings of the Select Committee Inquiry to improve identification and support for children and young people with dyslexia, dyspraxia, and autism spectrum disorders; feedback and submissions from engagement on the draft Disability and Learning Support Action Plan; and key studies on SENCOs in New Zealand schools.

The remuneration approach for LSCs reflects the dedicated, full time nature of the role and the requirement to be an experienced teacher in order to engage with kaiako/teachers to support the development of their practice in working with children and young people with a range of learning support needs.

Date of paper
Title of paper
METIS number
20 November 2018 Briefing Note: Allocation options for the Learning Support Coordinator roles [PDF, 1.9 MB] 1166577
21 February 2019 Education Report: Allocation of the initial tranche of Learning Support Coordinators [PDF, 7.3 MB] 1174979
13 February 2019 Briefing Note: Implementation of LSC roles and timelines for announcements [PDF, 2.7 MB] 1176526
1 March 2019 Education Report: Further advice on the provisional allocation of the initial tranche of Learning Support Coordinators [PDF, 4.6 MB] 1179102
15 April 2019 Education Report: Confirming the allocation approach for the initial tranche of learning support coordinators [PDF, 5.3 MB] 1180348
14 June 2019 Education Report: Learning Support Coordinator role: summary of role description feedback, finalised role description, and remuneration approach [PDF, 8 MB] 1195011
28 June 2019 Education Report: Allocation and travel and networking support for tranche 1 of Learning Support Coordinators [PDF, 13 MB] 1196295
16 July 2019 Education Report: Learning Support Coordinators - Tranche 1 [PDF, 8.6 MB] 1199224
19 July 2019 Education Report: Final Adjustments to Learning Support Coordinators - Tranche 1 [PDF, 9.7 MB] 1199794

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