Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Limited statutory manager for Cambridge High

12 August 2004 Media Statement

Limited statutory manager for Cambridge High

Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today he is directing the appointment of a limited statutory manager (LSM) for Cambridge High School to assume some functions of its board of trustees, in the interests of the school's students.

“The LSM will help the board address a number of issues that the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has identified during its investigation into assessment in the school. These include risks to the education of some students and to the operation of the school that need to be urgently addressed.

"The interests of the students are paramount and I did not want to delay any action further than necessary because of this. I have directed the Ministry of Education to appoint an LSM to support the school. It is not realistic to expect any board to have the in-depth expertise in curriculum assessment practice necessary to address the areas of concern. "

The LSM is being appointed under section 78M of the Education Act 1989. When an LSM is appointed to work on a particular aspect or aspects of the board’s governance role, the board remains in existence.

The LSM reports regularly on progress to both the board and the local office of the Ministry of Education. The day-to-day management of the school remains the responsibility of the principal.

The Education Act 1989 (the Act) allows for a range of six different statutory interventions that provide various levels of support to a school, depending on need.

Under statutory intervention, a component or components of the board’s responsibilities are temporarily removed from the board and are vested solely in the LSM. The LSM is selected because of the skills required and their compatibility with the school environment.

The main purpose of the intervention is to promote positive sustainable change in the operation of a school, safeguard student welfare and learning outcomes and ultimately return the school to full self-management.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>


Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election