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1 NZ Principals’ Federation Moot 4 April 2008 Karen Sewell Secretary for Education

2 Ministry Priorities 1Foundation Years 2People engaged and achieving in education and learning 3Maori language education 4An education system for the 21 st century 5Education agencies working effectively and efficiently to achieve education outcomes

3 Successes: World class system and Student achievement Sustained performance

4 Challenges: Persistent spread and poor performance No change over time Low retention rates

5 PrimarySecondary Transition to labour market Skill levels lowhigh 2006

6 Proportion of high / low achiever within ethnic group High achievers 1 in 5 1 in 4 1 in 2 Low achievers 1 in 3 < 1 in 10 1 in 4

7 What can we build on ECE strategy NZ Curriculum Te Marautanga Aotearoa Ka Hikitia

8 What can we build on Pasifika Education Strategy Schools Plus National Qualifications Framework Literacy and Numeracy strategy

9 Ka Hikitia Strategic Intent: to accelerate Māori success in schools What makes a difference for Māori Learners? Participating in early childhood education Strong literacy foundations at home and school Whanau/students/provider partnerships that support learning Strong learning relationships between teachers and students Professional leaders

10 All young people are in education, skills, or structured learning, relevant to their needs and abilities, until the age of 18. The goal

11 Why Schools Plus? Too many students leave school early with low or no qualifications 15 to 19 year olds have a comparatively low participation rate in education Low literacy and numeracy skills limit young people’s progress

12 What will it look like in schools? (1) All students will be motivated to stay at school and get the best qualifications they can Strong and consistent emphasis on literacy and numeracy Systems that identify and support students in difficulty early

13 What will it look like in schools? (2) Personalised education plans when the student starts secondary school Youth Apprenticeships Scheme in all secondary schools from 2011 Schools supported to meet the needs of all students Innovations such as flexible timetabling, dual enrolment

14 In the workplace Young employees engaging in new learning opportunities Support for ongoing education through on-the-job learning or flexible work hours Support for employers to continue investing in young employees

15 In tertiary education or training School leavers connected with tertiary training or education Students taking part in tertiary training or education alongside schooling Tertiary working with schools, iwi and communities to ensure education and training is relevant, of high quality and meets needs Tertiary partnering with schools so students take up a range of opportunities and transition smoothly

16 For families, whānau, iwi and communities Continue to: encourage young people to have high expectations and the confidence and ability to meet goals and make the most of opportunities be involved with young people’s education be involved with working with schools to develop plans for students know about the options and understand the pathways

17 Maintaining our successes Meeting our challenges NZ Finland Equity Achievement

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