Introducing Te Mahau, within a redesigned Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education
Government decisions in 2019 in response to the Tomorrow’s Schools review, signalled the changes the Ministry needed to make to the organisational design of Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education and to the work we do.
What is required is a more responsive, accessible and integrated local support function for the whole education sector.
On Wednesday 9 June, Te Tumu Whakarae mō te Mātauranga | the Secretary for Education released decisions to staff for the establishment of Te Mahau, previously referred to as the Education Service Agency, within a redesigned Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education.
These are foundation steps. They create a new leadership team with more frontline membership and create an organisational design that will help the Ministry provide more support to the whole education sector.
Te Mahau will deliver new supports and services to schools and early learning services in stages over time and subject to Budget decisions.
It is important that the wider education sector is engaged in developing the relationship they want to have with Te Mahau and the design of services they receive over time. In the coming weeks, the Ministry will begin to engage with representatives of peak bodies on how they see Te Mahau will work with them and they with it.
The formal establishment of Te Mahau, and subsequent changes to Te Tāhuhu | The Ministry, will take effect on 4 October 2021.
For a brief overview of the approach read the A3 summary.
If you want to read about the change in more detail read the summary document.
Read the message sent to education sector peak bodies.
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