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School trustees stay in the tent on IES

School trustees stay in the tent on IES

School trustees at the NZSTA Annual General Meeting have rejected a remit calling for NZSTA to distance itself from the government’s Investing in Educational Success (IES) initiative.

Some reservations were expressed about the IES process to date as well as the provisions of the policy itself, however delegates reiterated the need for NZSTA to stay in the tent and collaborate with other sector stakeholders including the Ministry of Education to ensure that the final shape of IES is fit for purpose.

“Being given the opportunity to take part in developing education policy is a new way of working, and our members have understood that. They’ve told us they agree it’s important.

“I’m really pleased that we’ve resolved this issue. Now that we have an informed decision from our membership and all that’s left is for us to get on with it,” says Lorraine Kerr.

IES, which creates four new cluster-based teaching and leadership positions has been subject of intense lobbying by primary teacher unions although it is generally supported by other sector groups including Māori and Pasifika education groups, secondary school principals and the secondary teachers’ union.

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