Annual Report 2017 — Part one

Section 19B reports

The Vote Education and Vote Tertiary Education Section 19B Reports in Relation to Non-Departmental Appropriations for the year ended 30 June 2017 were presented to the House in accordance with section 19B of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Vote Education Section 19B Report 2016-2017 [PDF, 417 KB]

Vote Tertiary Education Section 19B Report 2016-2017 [PDF, 520 KB]

Parts 2 and 3 of the Annual Report 2017

Download the full Annual Report 2017 to view:

  • Part 2 — Our performance information
  • Part 3 — Annual financial statements.

Annual Report 2017 [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Our governance

Our Ministers at 30 June 2017

We administered Vote Education and Vote Tertiary Education on behalf of our Ministers, as set out below.

VoteMinister and PortfolioAssociates
Education Hon  Nikki  Kaye
Responsible Minister for the Ministry of Education
Minister of Education

Hon Louise Upston
Associate Minister of Education

Hon Tim Macindoe
Associate Minister of Education

David Seymour
Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Education

Tertiary Education Hon Paul Goldsmith
Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
Hon Louise Upston
Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment

Our education system partners

Within government, the New Zealand education sector has a large number of specialised agencies focused on delivering their part of the education system. We work with these agencies to improve and manage the performance of the education system to maximise results for New Zealand.

Education Review Office (ERO) – Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga – Reviews and reports publicly on the quality of education in all New Zealand schools and ECE services. The ERO also publishes national reports on current education topics.

Education New Zealand (ENZ) – The lead government agency for the promotion of New Zealand education internationally. ENZ works to build awareness of this country as a study destination and to pave the way for exporting education institutions and businesses.

Education Payroll Limited (EPL) – A government-owned company managing the payroll for schools to ensure an accurate and reliable payroll service.

Network for Learning (N4L) – A Crown-owned company providing schools with a government-funded package that includes access to a secure network, uncapped monthly data, online content filtering and security services.

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) – Mana Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa – Ensures that New Zealand qualifications are regarded as credible and robust, nationally and internationally.

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu – The Correspondence School – Provides distance education from early childhood to Year 13.

Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) – Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua – Responsible for government-funded tertiary education and training offered in New Zealand. The TEC also provide career services from education through to employment.

The Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand – Matatū Aotearoa – The professional and regulatory body for registered teachers working in early childhood centres, schools and other education institutions in New Zealand, representing teachers in both English and Māori settings. The Council aims to support the professional status of teachers and high quality teaching and learning.

Our organisation at 30 June 2017

The Secretary for Education (Iona Holsted) leads the organisation which is structured to support our stewardship role and achieve the priorities set out in Ambitious for New Zealand, Four Year Plan 2016-2020.

Working internally and with other agencies to get a clearer view of the longer term education system issues and responses, the Education System Policy group (Deputy Secretary, Dr Andrea Schöllmann) provides an integrated education system policy function covering the learning journey from age 0 to 18.

To support the sector and better invest our resources, the Evidence, Data and Knowledge group (Deputy Secretary, Craig Jones) is strengthening our ability to turn data into knowledge that the sector and the Ministry can act on to raise student achievement.

The Early Learning and Student Achievement group (Deputy Secretary, Ellen MacGregor-Reid) focuses on raising the quality of teaching and leadership and system performance by setting the direction for what and how students learn, building sector capability and an effective workforce, and encouraging innovation in the development of new pedagogy and the use of digital technology.

The Graduate Achievement, Vocations and Careers group (Deputy Secretary, Claire Douglas) delivers policy advice, strategy and research on international education, tertiary education and achievement, and secondary-tertiary transitions.

The Parent Information and Community Intelligence group (Deputy Secretary, Apryll Parata) involves parents, families, iwi, communities and employers in education because they matter to the success of children and young people.

The Sector Enablement and Support group (Deputy Secretary, Katrina Casey) is the key sector-facing part of our organisation and provides a single point of contact for early learning providers and schools.

The Education Infrastructure Service group (Head of Education Infrastructure Services, Kim Shannon) contributes to the achievement of education outcomes by working with school boards of trustees to manage the school property asset portfolio. They support 21st century learning practices through the provision of flexible learning spaces and ICT infrastructure, and help students access education by providing school transport assistance. They also monitor the schools payroll service.

The Strategy, Planning and Governance group (Acting Deputy Secretary, Jeff Gibson) is responsible for the development, coordination and oversight of organisation strategy and planning.

The Business Enablement and Support group (Deputy Secretary, Zoe Griffiths) works across the Ministry and is responsible for the organisational capability to ensure the critical people, processes, systems and infrastructure are in place to achieve our business strategies.

Our governance arrangements

We have various governance arrangements in place to ensure appropriate scrutiny of the Ministry’s performance.

We introduced a new governance and management structure in September 2016 which includes:

  • Leadership Team Governance Board
  • Health and Safety Sub-Committee
  • Investment and Finance Board
  • ICT Governance Board
  • Risk and Assurance Board
  • Infrastructure Board (for school property matters).