Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Boards welcome moratorium on network reviews

Media Release

Boards welcome moratorium on network reviews

The New Zealand School Trustees Association is pleased the Minister of Education is acting on concerns from school communities in placing a five-year moratorium on further school reviews.

NZSTA President Chris France says boards of trustees will welcome today’s announcement of a five-year moratorium on Government initiated network reviews.

The NZSTA National Executive and STA Regional Chairpersons recently met with Trevor Mallard to discuss a number of concerns about reviews.

These concerns included the way the reviews were being conducted, the reliability of contributing information, such as projected migration, and the need to be founded on the basis of clearly identified opportunities for improved teaching and learning for students.

“It is good news that not only has the Minister listened to the concerns, but he has now acted decisively on them.”

Chris France says NZSTA is not philosophically opposed to school reviews, and particularly where school rolls are falling, or projected to fall, rather sharply.

“The issue is that boards themselves should be empowered to initiate and take control of any review decision, rather than imposition from the Government.

“NZSTA is pleased to see that board empowerment is back on the agenda.”

Chris France says the underlying tenet of community governance of schools is that the best decisions are those taken as close as possible to the point of impact. This is one of the fundamental drivers of Tomorrow’s Schools.

NZSTA supports the concept of promoting the potential benefits of school reviews to boards of trustees where roll decline is likely to lead to declining educational opportunities.

It also supports all savings being invested back into the review area as a financial incentive for boards to rationalise, where change is desirable for the best possible educational outcomes for students.

[ends]

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news