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


Deputy Secretary Special Education Appointed

Friday 5 October -

Deputy Secretary Special Education Appointed

Secretary of Education Karen Sewell today announced that Nicholas Pole has been appointed Deputy Secretary Special Education at the Ministry of Education.

Mr Pole is currently Deputy Chief Executive, Social Services Policy at the Ministry of Social Development where he has been since 2001.

“As with all of the deputy secretary roles, this is a critical appointment to the leadership of the Ministry and education sector,” Karen Sewell said.

“Nicholas Pole brings considerable expertise and experience to this role. He has qualifications in education, social research and management and more than 20 years experience working in education and central government.”

Mr Pole will be one of six deputy secretaries at the Ministry of Education. Group Special Education is primarily concerned with a range of special needs. It maintains 50 regional and district offices.

Mr Pole recently led the implementation of the government’s strategic direction in regard to Families Young and Old and, in particular, the establishment of the ministerial team and task force on family violence and the government’s response to the issue of youth gangs in South Auckland. He led the team at the centre of recent welfare reform in New Zealand including the introduction of Working for Families and the adoption of a new approach to supporting people with ill health and disabilities by Work and Income.

Mr Pole has also worked at the Ministry of Education as Senior Manager, Resourcing, a position he was appointed to after a number of years leading the Data Management and Analysis Division.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Worldly And Unworldly

"Being Magdalene" by Fleur Beale The situations shown in this youth novel are shocking, scary, and very moving as we experience Magdalene’s struggle to be a perfect girl as defined by the cruel and unreasonable leader of “The Children of the Faith”, as she moves reluctantly into young womanhood. More>>

Whistle Stop: Netball NZ To Implement New INF Rules

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) will implement the new Official Rules of Netball, as set down by the International Netball Federation (INF), from January 1, 2016. Key changes include the elimination of whistle following a goal, amendments to injury time and changes to setting a penalty. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Waiata Aroha

Vaughan Rapatahana on Chappy by Patricia Grace: With this eminently readable novel Patricia Grace returns to the full-length fiction stage after a hiatus of ten years. More>>

'Ithaca' At Q Theatre: Introducing NZ's World Class Cirque Troupe

NZ’s very own cirque troupe is set to become a household name with the premier of its adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey having secured a key season in Auckland. More>>

Music Awards: The Tuis Are Broody This Year

Topping off a sensationally eventful year both at home and internationally, Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods has taken home four Tuis from this year’s 50th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>


Sport: Richie McCaw Retires From Rugby

Richie McCaw has today confirmed he is hanging up his boots and retiring from professional rugby. The 34-year-old All Blacks captain and most capped All Black of all time has drawn the curtain on his stunning international career which started in Dublin 14 years ago, almost to the day, and ended in London last month when he hoisted the Webb Ellis Cup aloft for the second time. More>>


John McBeth: On Jonah Lomu

For many New Zealanders, the enormity of Jonah Lomu's reputation will have come as a surprise... His deeds were watched and enthused over by movie stars and musicians, politicians and superstars from other codes. He reached into the lives and homes of millions and mixed with famous people most New Zealanders would only have read about. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news