Attracting and retaining high quality teachers
In April 2010 the Education Workforce Advisory Group presented its report, A Vision for the Teaching Profession, to the Minister of Education.
Advisory Group Report
The report, A Vision for the Teaching Profession, proposed recommendations in four broad areas of change. These were:
- Improvements in initial teacher education provision and the quality of graduates
- Recognition, reward and progression of effective teachers
- Strengthening and supporting leadership in schools
- Strengthening the leadership of the profession.
Summary of Consultation
A copy of the Advisory Group Report and an associated discussion document was sent to every school and sector organisation. Consultation occurred from June to August 2010. The key themes emerging from that consultation were published in the Public Submissions Report, released in April 2011.
Sector Forum Report
The Minister of Education invited representatives of sector organisations to attend a two day forum in Wellington, 7-8 April 2011. The Forum discussed the recommendations of the Advisory Group Report in the light of the consultation findings and presented a report to the Minister with the following recommendations:
- Direct the Ministry of Education to work with key stakeholders to begin initial scoping of a work programme to address the recommendations outlined by the Advisory Group.
- Ensure that the work programme provided for ongoing productive engagement with the schooling and early childhood education sectors.
- Establish an Advisory Group to explore the development of a vision for the Māori-medium education sector workforce.
All four documents are available below.
Work is now progressing on developing and implementing the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Advisory Group.