Establishment of Te Mahau within a redesigned Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education
Establishing Te Mahau is the key driver of the Ministry’s 2021-2023 change programme. Te Mahau provides services and support for teachers and education leaders, ākonga and whānau.
On 4 October 2021, Te Mahau was established within a redesigned Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education. At that time, Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga also committed to shifting the way we work across four substantive areas:
- Taking practical action to give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
- Giving priority to regional and local voice.
- Delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support.
- Improving feedback loops and information flows.
The new structure, encompassing Te Mahau, is based on Te Whare o te Mātauranga which sets the theme for our organisation and represents our kāwanatanga role in providing a national education system that meets the needs of ākonga in Aotearoa.
Following on from the new overarching structure and leadership introduced in October 2021, internal consultation began on the detailed redesign proposal of Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga, inclusive of Te Mahau, in October 2022.
The changes proposed represent the first time we have had the opportunity to step back and design Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga in detail, to support how we work to provide locally, regionally and nationally integrated services, support and challenge to the improve the overall system to deliver equitable and excellent outcomes.
Feedback was considered and the decision document was released in November 2022. The effective date of the new structure was 3 April 2023. You can find the relevant consultation and decision information linked below.
About Te Mahau
Te Mahau is the name that replaces the working title “education service agency”. Te Mahau includes our regional offices organised into three frontline groups, as well as Te Poutāhū | The Curriculum Centre, and Te Pae Aronui | Operations and Integration.
Read about the background and structure of Te Mahau within a redesigned Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga.
Visit the Te Mahau website(external link)
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