Improving planning and reporting
The requirement that the annual report must be made available on the internet site maintained by or on behalf of the board. This change came into effect on 19 May 2017.
Summary of key planning and reporting changes for the board in 2020 and beyond (note, some timings still to be confirmed via regulation):
- From 1 January 2020 schools will no longer be required to have a charter. In 2020 the board's 2019 charter will become the board's transitional strategic plan. This will stay in place until the Secretary of Education approves the board's first 3-year strategic plan.
- The board's annual plan will no longer exist in 2021. The annual implementation plan will take its place.
- The analysis of variance will change to a statement of variance in 2020.
- New planning and reporting requirements in the Education Act 1989, schedule 6, will apply.
- Planning and reporting regulations will be introduced in 2019 to further guide the board's responsibilities from 2020 onwards.
Attending a board meeting about suspension
Clarifying boards of trustees' roles and responsibilities
Giving the Minister absolute discretion on decisions around schooling provision
Alternative constitution when combining boards
Requiring compulsory attendance at school for under sixes
Enabling schools to introduce cohort entry
National Education and Learning Priorities (NELP)
Around May 2018 after public consultation during 2017
Creating a more graduated range of interventions
Improving the management of enrolment schemes
Streamlining the process for establishing designated character schools
Improving the processes around closing or merging schools after an area strategy
Creating a refocused careers service within the Tertiary Education Commission
Establishing a regulatory framework for Communities of Online Learning
From January 2020 after the development of appropriate regulatory framework to protect the education, safety and wellbeing of students.
Enduring objectives for the education system
Enabling Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako to work together more collaboratively
Adding a Purpose Provision for Part 12 of the Education Act 1989 (the Act)
Enabling the Minister to combine school boards of trustees in certain circumstances
Establishing a Competence Authority for teachers
Formalising the arrangements for off site locations
Updating the legislative framework for state integrated schools
Prohibiting seclusion and creating a legal framework for physical restraint