Education Funding System Review - next steps (2017 - )

We're taking a number of initial proposed changes to the education funding system, for ECE services, ngā kohanga reo and schooling, to more detailed design and testing.

The Review is part of the Government’s Education Work Programme for building a sustainable, fit for purpose education system that enables all young New Zealanders to achieve educational success. There is a lot more work to do before final decisions are made on which, if any, of the proposals are implemented.

Ministerial Advisory Group

The original Advisory Group has been re-convened as a Ministerial Advisory Group. It brings together representatives from the same stakeholder groups across early childhood education (ECE) and ngā kōhanga reo and schooling. Go to the list of Ministerial Advisory Group members.

Technical Reference Groups

A number of topic specific Technical Reference Groups, made up of education and sector experts have been advising on the detailed design and policy development.

Go to the list of technical reference groups and members.

Next Steps: Indicative Timeline

Early 2017  2017-2019  2020
Continued policy work develops and tests the proposals with the support of the Technical Reference Groups The Ministerial Advisory Group tests the proposals further. Ongoing sector and public engagement on the proposed changes Further policy development and testing of components for change. Cabinet agrees components for implementation Implementation of any new funding components to start

More information

Email funding.review@education.govt.nz if you have any questions about the Review of Education Funding Systems for early childhood education (ECE) and ngā kōhanga reo, and schooling.

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