Te tauākī kawatau o ngā mahi Statement of Performance Expectations 2019/20

Our contribution to the education system

The Government’s Education Portfolio Work Programme is based on the following objectives:

  • Learners at the Centre
  • Barrier-Free Access
  • Quality Teaching
  • Quality Public Education
  • 21st Century Learning

NZQA’s strategic outcomes framework outlined in this SPE incorporates these key drivers. This is evidenced by our focus on equity for Māori and Pasifika learners as well learners with disabilities and additional learning needs and socio-economically disadvantaged learners.

We work closely and in collaboration with the wider government sector, colleague education agencies and other key stakeholders to gain synergies and deliver the best impact. We recognise that through working together we can more effectively help create the acceleration in learner achievement and system performance required for New Zealand’s success. 

An example of our collaboration with schools is our work with the Education Review Office and the Ministry of Education regional offices to provide National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) data to inform discussions about equity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. Likewise collaboration is fundamental to our work in reviewing the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). We will continue these and other collaborations in support of the Education Portfolio Work Programme.

System changes are proposed through a number of reviews. We are working with colleague agencies on the changes proposed by the NCEA Review, the Tomorrow’s Schools Review and the Reform of Vocational Education to ensure that the way our services are delivered in the next three or four years is responsive to government decisions.


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