Special Education Update is modernising learning support

Since the start of 2016 we’ve been making good progress with the Special Education Update. We’ve been working with others to design a simpler and more inclusive education system as well as looking at our own special education responsibilities. We’re working towards rolling out the new approach from January 2017.

We’re now consolidating the high level system and service design feedback we’re had from many people over recent months. Some of this feedback came from:

  • On the ground learning from the 22 local improvement projects [PDF, 291 KB] started last year
  • A broad range of national and local stakeholder meetings, including the Minister’s National Cross Sector Forum on 11 March
  • Regional workshops with Ministry and education sector leaders in 11 locations

Next steps

We will provide high level information to Ministers in July to seek their endorsement of the future approach. We’ll continue to test this with our education sector partners and others during 2016.  We’re working toward starting national implementation from January 2017.

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