Education Summary of Initiatives 2022
|Addressing School Transport Critical Cost Pressures
Five-year operating total: 84.000 million
|This initiative addresses cost pressure to ensure the continuity of school transport daily bus services and specialised school transport assistance.
|Alternative Education Provision – Cost Pressure
Five-year operating total: 2.250 million
|This initiative will provide a per-place funding rate increase of 2.75% to Alternative Education provision for 1888 places for ākonga in years 9-12 who are disengaged or at risk of disengaging. The funding will be used to meet the increased costs of essential resources and supports to re-engage students. This could include learning resources, access to health, mental health and broader social services, enrichment activities or transport costs.
|Boarding Allowance for Remote and At-Risk Students
The underspends in current appropriations will fund the increase in allowance rates.
|This fiscally neutral initiative will use forecast underspends to provide an 8% increase to the rates of boarding allowances from 2023. The allowances contribute to an inclusive education system by making boarding more affordable for those who need or would benefit from this schooling option. The allowance rates have not increased since they were established in 2014. In 2021, around 930 at-risk students received a multiple barriers allowance and around 745 geographically remote students received an access barrier boarding allowance.
|Christchurch Schools’ Rebuild
Five-year operating total: 30.295 million
Five-year capital total: 88.000 million
|Community Learning Hubs - Maintaining Support for Ethnic Communities’ Engagement in Education
Five-year operating total: 6.394 million
Five-year capital total: 0.017 million
|This initiative will maintain Community Learning Hubs in Christchurch, Auckland, and Wellington; and fund an evaluation of the model. The Hubs provide workshops and information to support ethnic communities to engage with the education system. This initiative is expected to support approximately 800 parents and 1,200 early childhood and school-aged children from over 200 schools.
|Contingency: NCEA Change Programme - Delivery Model and Programme Costs - (Supplementary Funding)
Five-year operating total: 73.13 million
|This contingency will provide funding to continue the delivery of the NCEA Change programme and enable its completion. The bid relates to unfunded operating model changes made in response to lessons learned from Level 1 NZ Curriculum product development, the inclusion of Te Ao Haka, the costs associated with increases in the scope and complexity of developing of kaupapa ako Māori subjects, the necessary increased level of support for kura to pilot kaupapa ako Māori subjects identified as learnings from piloting Te Ao Haka, impacts on the sector from COVID-19 relating to re-phasing and changes learnt in the programme delivery where improvements are being implemented through updated methodologies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of delivery.
|Continuing the Reform of the Tomorrow's Schools System
Five-year operating total: 62.338 million
Five-year capital total: 0.425 million
|This initiative will provide additional management and leadership advice to support school/kura principals and grow their capability. It also funds the Regional Response Fund (administered by Te Mahau) to support schools attendance and engagement activities, and support smaller schools who are facing additional administrative burdens due to COVID-19.
|Cost Adjustment for Early Learning Services
Five-year operating total: 231.824 million
|This initiative provides funding for a 2.75% increase to funding rates to address increased costs for Early Childhood Education (ECE). This funding will help all funded ECE services and kōhanga reo manage increasing costs of provision and maintain quality and affordability for families and whānau.
|Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant
Five-year operating total: 184.422 million
|This initiative provides additional funding for schools to employ staff and purchase supplies, utilities and other essentials required to continue operating. This initiative also provides additional funding for the Special Education Grant to support schools in furthering inclusion.
|Creating Safe, Inclusive Schools - Strengthening Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide (PB4L-SW)
Five-year operating total: 11.203 million
Five-year capital total: 0.309 million
|This initiative will fund a refresh and enhancement of PB4LSchool-Wide to fosters safe, inclusive environments in a culturally responsive way, particularly for ākonga and whānau Māori. It will fund an additional 14 FTE School-Wide Practitioners.
|Creating Safe, Inclusive Schools - Targeted and Intensive Supports for Māori and Pacific Learners at Risk of Disengaging
Five-year operating total: 7.745 million
Five-year capital total: 0.017 million
|This initiative supports attendance and engagement using Kaupapa Māori and bicultural evidence-based approaches. Trained facilitators use tikanga and te reo Māori to build mana, self-confidence, improve learning and achievement. This initiative will deliver 96 Te Mana Tikitiki programmes across 48 schools to 1056 students and 10 full time equivalent check and connect, Te Hononga mentors for between 300 - 400 students.
|Dawn Raids Apology - Maintaining and Growing Tulī Takes Flight and Pacific Education Foundation Scholarships
Vote Education; Vote Tertiary
Five-year operating total: 2.048 million
Five-year capital total: 0.017 million
This initiative will maintain and grow the Tulī Takes Flight and Pacific Education Foundation Scholarships. The Tulī scholarships were announced during the Government Dawn Raid Apology in 2021 and are a gesture of reconciliation and goodwill. This funding will further support Pacific education scholarships to address education system inequities and support the management of the scholarships.
Vote Education: $1.068 million
Vote Tertiary: $0.980 million
|Education Payroll Limited System Maintenance
Five-year operating total: 10.000 million
|This initiative will support Education Payroll Limited (EPL) to continue to deliver accurate, timely and secure fortnightly payroll to, on average, 97,000 employees distributing $6 billion per annum.
|Equity Index Implementation in Schools and Early Learning Equity Index System Infrastructure Costs
Five-year operating total: 292.55 million
Five-year capital total: 7.837 million
|This initiative fulfils a manifesto commitment to remove the decile system, and implement the Equity Index. It provides additional ongoing equity funding and transition support funding so schools and kura will be better supported to mitigate the socioeconomic barriers faced by learners, whānau and the wider school community. The initiative also includes a proportionate increase in funding for Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu, and internal system and infrastructure costs to begin the implementation of the new early learning Equity Index.
|Expanding Pay Parity for Teachers in Education and Care Services
Five-year operating total: 269.999 million
Five-year capital total: 5.351 million
|This initiative provides funding for moving certificated teachers in education and care services closer to pay parity with kindergarten teachers. The initiative provides a further step in the Government’s move towards pay parity, building on investments in Budgets 2020 and 2021.
|Export Education Levy Revenue Pressure
Five-year operating total: 0.723 million
|This initiative provides funding for NZQA’s statutory activities that would usually be funded by the Export Education Levy (EEL) using a portion of the tuition fees paid by international students. Due to COVID-19, the EEL has been revoked.
|Funding Increase for Incredible Years Programmes
Five-year operating total: 7.832 million
|This initiative will address the cost pressure to deliver Incredible Years (IY) programmes which are targeted early intervention and capability building programmes, for caregivers and teachers, to support young children's social and emotional learning.
|Furniture and Equipment Grant for School Property
Five-year operating total: -
Five-year capital total: 97.704 million
This initiative will provide funding for schools to maintain or replace furniture and equipment that is no longer fit for purpose. Schools will have less need to utilise operational or non-Ministry funding to provide for the shortfall, especially low-decile schools which often have fewer alternative funding sources available.
Note: Capital funding is ongoing. 10 year funding is $219.159 million.
|Further Funding for Kāhui Ako (Communities of Learning)
Five-year operating total: 24.735 million
|This initiative will offset a funding shortfall in the Kāhui Ako programme. The Education and Training Act 2020 places an obligation on the Crown to pay the salaries of regular teachers and principals employed at payrolled schools and the Kāhui Ako roles are in teacher collective agreements.
|Human Resource Information System for New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Five-year operating total: 3.500 million
|This initiative provides funding for a new human resource information system for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. A new system is required due to the current payroll system being unsupported.
|Land Purchases for New Schools
Five-year operating total: 14.875 million
Five-year capital total: 85.000 million
|This initiative will provide funding for the Ministry of Education’s land acquisition programme. The purchase of land for new schools is fundamental to delivering the National Education Growth Plan and expanding the School Property Portfolio to meet demand across New Zealand.
|Māori Language Education Funding to Support Provision and Growth
Vote Education, Vote Tertiary and Vote ERO
Five-year operating total: 74.649 million
This initiative will increase funding for Māori medium education in schooling to address historic underfunding of the additional costs associated with teaching and learning through te reo. It will establish a high proficiency te reo Māori programme fund in tertiary education to support language revitalisation and address workforce needs. Funding will also provide monitoring and evaluation and support the work of Te Pae Roa in the programme of growing to grow Māori medium and Kaupapa Māori education through to 2040.
Vote Education: $56.649 million
Vote Tertiary: $10.000 million
Vote ERO: $ 8.000 million
|Māori Medium Property
Five-year operating total: 20.120 million
Five-year capital total: 105.000 million
|This initiative will provide funding to provide kura delivering Māori medium education with good quality classrooms to ensure Māori students thrive and meet their potential. The funding will be used to add capacity where rolls are growing, improve the condition of classrooms and ensure property meets the cultural needs of the kura. In some cases where kura are operating out of temporary sites, land will be purchased, and new facilities will be provided.
|Minister of Education Cybersecurity and Managed IT Services
Five-year operating total: 27.4 million
Five-year capital total: 2.2 million
|This initiative aims to strengthen cybersecurity to protect against cyber-attacks, lower the administrative burden for schools through centralised provision of cybersecurity & digital services, and improve the quality and consistency of digital learning environments.
|National Education Growth Plan (NEGP)
Five-year operating total: 29.790 million
Five-year capital total: 280.000 million
|This initiative provides funding for the National Education Growth Plan which delivers the Government objective of 100,000 additional student places by 2030. This funding will support the continued expansion of the School Property Portfolio required to meet existing pressures and forecast demand caused by population growth and demographic changes across the school network.
|National Education Growth Plan - Public Private Partnership Schools
Five-year operating total: 6.515 million
|To deliver the National Education Growth Plan 10 existing Public Private Partnership (PPP) schools need to be expanded. A programme has been established to manage the expansion of PPP schools. Funding for the programme will be sought annually over the next 10 years.
|Pacific Bilingual and Immersion Education - Growing and Retaining Workforce
Five-year operating total: 12.953 million
|This initiative will support the growth of the Pacific bilingual and immersion schooling workforce and the retention of the current workforce. It purchases support to meet English language requirements and further curriculum resource development. This will ensure valued Pacific bilingual education pathways have a growing, quality workforce.
|Portfolio Revaluation Impact
Five-year operating total: 199.000 million
This initiative will provide funding for reinvestment in the school property portfolio as a result of the property revaluations over the past two years. This funding will enable an additional 43 school redevelopment projects to be completed by 2030.
This initiative is not funded from Budget 2022 allowances.
|Strengthening New Zealand Sign Language in Education - Cost Pressure
Five-year operating total: 4.830 million
|This initiative provides a funding increase for New Zealand Sign Language at School (NZSL@School) to ensure continuation of current services, as well as NZSL professional learning development (PLD) to 150 schools with deaf/hard of hearing ākonga. The initiative will also fund 100 more families having access to First Signs, a home-based service enabling families to strengthen their communication with their deaf child.
|Supporting Schools to Improve Student Attendance, Engagement and Participation
Five-year operating total: 6.000 million
|This initiative will address Attendance Service cost pressures. Funding will allow providers to increase capacity to support schools to effectively manage attendance, reduce unjustified absence rates and non-enrolment, reduce the time taken to return students to education and respond to cases of non-attendance and enrolment across the country.
|Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu – Effective Schooling and Transitions for Referred At-Risk Students
Five-year operating total: 15.541 million
|This initiative provides a funding increase to Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu’s (Te Kura’s) programmes that support at-risk ākonga to re-engage in school and improve their outcomes. It will reduce the gap between Te Kura's per student funding compared to other schools, and recognise the higher cost of serving this group of Te Kura’s students. Te Kura will extend its intensive 'Big Picture' model of delivery, blending online and face-to-face and individualised programmes with pastoral care.
|Te Reo Matatini, Pāngarau and Aromatawai Research, Tools, Resources and Supports for Workforce and Ākonga
Five-year operating total: 30.150 million
Five-year capital total: 0.442 million
|This initiative will support implementation of Hei Raukura Mō te Mokopuna (te reo matatini me pāngarau) and aromatawai (assessment for learning) strategies, ensuring coherence with Te Marautanga o Aotearoa redesign. Funding will purchase: research and evaluation on quality te reo matatini me pāngarau learning, teaching and aromatawai practices; te reo matatini, pāngarau and aromatawai resources, specialist te reo matatini, pāngarau and aromatawai practitioners, and regional support hubs; and ongoing capability for the Curriculum Centre to support te reo matatini and pāngarau learning, teaching and aromatawai practices.
|Teacher Workforce Support Package for Iwi/Māori
Five-year operating total:5.000 million
Five-year capital total: 0.017 million
|This initiative will provide funding to grow the Māori education workforce through permanently establishing the existing successful pilot. This initiative will partner with Iwi/Māori to grow the Māori teaching workforce across both Māori medium and te reo Māori subjects by supporting uri/descendants identified as suitable teachers through a combination of scholarships, mentoring, and other supports as required.
|Teaching, Learning and Assessment for Progress in Literacy and Maths
Five-year operating total: 31.836 million
Five-year capital total: 2.973 million
|This initiative supports implementation of the actions of the Literacy & Communication and Maths Strategy and the ongoing capability of the curriculum centre. This includes: develop an evidence-based common practice model; support ongoing research and evaluation; development of a business case for e-asTTie, and review and co-design additional supports to meet diverse learner needs and develop networks and services to strengthen workforce capability.
|Reprioritisation - Continued Internet Connectivity to Support Equitable Digital Access
Five-year operating total: 12.000 million
|This initiative will continue providing internet connections to students in financially disadvantaged homes to the end of the 2022 school year, helping them to stay engaged in learning, contact their school, access schoolwork and get schoolwork done at home. This will have social, cultural, economic and wellbeing benefits for ākonga and their whānau. It will also improve our resilience to disruptions of face-to-face learning.
|Reprioritisation – Further Delivery of Sustained Professional Learning and Development to Embed Tapasā
Five-year operating total: 5.000 million
|This initiative will provide additional funding for Professional Learning and Development (PLD) focused on Tapasa: cultural competencies for teachers of Pacific learners. Funding will ensure that PLD is available to teachers and leaders possible across early learning and the compulsory sector. The costs for further delivery of sustained Professional Learning and Development to embed Tapasa will be met from Professional Development and Support (Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA) in Vote Education.
|Reprioritisation - Physical Restraint Rules and Guidelines – Supporting Schools to Meet Their Statutory Obligations
Five-year operating total: 6.194 million
|This initiative will build school capability to use effective behaviour management strategies and practices to minimise, and where possible, eliminate the use of physical restraint.
Training and resources will be created (that incorporate te ao Maori and the NZ context) to help approximately 75,000 school staff to use effective behavioural management approaches to reach approximately 82,000 students who have learning, social, emotional, and behavioural support needs.
The costs for Physical Restraint Rules and Guidelines – supporting schools to meet their statutory obligations in 2022/23 will be met from Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA within Vote Education.
|Reprioritisation - Schools Payroll: Investigation of Future Delivery and Investment Options
Five-year operating total: 4.000 million
|This initiative funds a programme of work to identify and analyse options for future delivery of the schools payroll. Work will include the preparation of a formal Programme Business Case for the upgrade or replacement of the existing schools payroll system, analysing the requirements, risks and benefits of each option and determining the best future operating model to deliver the schools payroll into the future. It will also provide a detailed implementation plan, including change management and funding requirements. The schools payroll pays around 96,000 staff every fortnight, disbursing approximately $6 billion per annum. This will be funded from underspends funding from within Vote Education in 2021/22.
|Reprioritisation - Strengthening New Zealand Sign Language in Education - Cost Pressure
Five-year operating total: 6.460 million
|This initiative provides a funding increase for New Zealand Sign Language at School (NZSL@School). This funding ensures ākonga who use NZSL will continue to access the curriculum. The initiative also provides NZSL professional learning development (PLD) to 150 schools with Deaf/hard of hearing ākonga accessing NZSL@School. The PLD component will be funded from Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA, Professional Development and Support.
This initiative provides a funding increase for First Signs, and an expansion of the service. A total of 100 more families will have access First Signs, a home-based service enabling families to strengthen their communication with their deaf child.
|*Includes outyears funding
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