Changes in education

The Government is planning a range of changes across a number of areas of education policy and practice.

Meeting the needs of all learners

The Government's 3-year Education Work Programme aims to develop an education system that meets the needs of 21st-century learners, from early learning through to tertiary education and beyond.

The programme is made up of:

  • big reviews of parts of the education system
  • medium-term strategies to map out priorities and actions over the next 3 or more years, and
  • some key initiatives for things to get underway now.

Education Work Programme overview(external link)

Work programme reviews and initiatives

Education Conversation – Kōrero Mātauranga(external link)

National Flood Risk Management Project

Curriculum, progress and achievement – Kōrero Mātauranga(external link)

Early Learning Strategic Plan – Kōrero Mātauranga(external link)

Free tertiary education and training – Fees Free(external link)

International Education Strategy

Learning Support Action Plan – Kōrero Mātauranga(external link)

National Education and Learning Priorities(external link)

NCEA Review – NCEA(external link)

Action Plan for  Pacific Education – Kōrero Mātauranga(external link)

Review of home-based early childhood education – Kōrero Mātauranga(external link)

Tomorrow's Schools Review – Kōrero Mātauranga(external link)

Reform of vocational education – Kōrero Mātauranga(external link)

Future of education – Kōrero Mātauranga(external link)

Tertiary Education Strategy – Kōrero Mātauranga(external link)

Ministerial advisory group reviewing school staffing

More Ministry of Education initiatives

Aotearoa New Zealand's histories and Te Takanga o Te Wā

National School Redevelopment Programme

Improving classrooms in small or remote schools

Ka Ora, Ka Ako | Healthy School Lunches Programme

Healthy active learning

Charter schools

Digital technologies and hangarau matihiko learning

Education Resourcing System 

Holidays Act compliance – schools payroll

Data for Wellbeing

A new way to deliver learning support

Rebuilding Christchurch schools 2013-2022

Growing our teacher workforce

Ministry-engaged 10-Year Property Plan (10YPP) consultants

Te Haratau: Lifting the quality of NZ's physical learning environments

Te Mahere Taiao: The Environmental Action Plan for School Property

Strategies and policies

For our longer-term programmes, see strategies and policies. 

Strategies and policies

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