We represent our members and advocate for wider ECE sector interests at sector advisory groups, hosted or sponsored by education agencies, as listed below.
We report on issues of interest arising from the meetings of these groups via our weekly newsletter, Member Update. Members can read notes from these meetings on the report back page.
Early childhood education sector groups
Early Childhood Advisory Committee (ECAC)
To foster a relationship between Government and the ECE sector to share information, provide feedback on policy proposals, identify strategic challenges and opportunities, and achieve common goals. See more on the Ministry of Education website.
Early Learning Strategic Plan Reference Group
To support the Strategic Plan Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG) and the Ministry of Education to develop a shared vision and road map to give effect to the Government's vision for early learning
Early Childhood Education Advisory Group
To provide the Teaching Council with advice in respect of any of the Council’s role or responsibilities relating to teachers, students and others in the field of ECE. See more on the Teaching Council website
Wider education sector groups
National Education Leaders Partnership
To collectively influence the shape and direction of government's education policy in areas of common interest
Investing in Educational Success
To lift student achievement as well as offering new career opportunities for teachers and principals. This is mostly around the development, implementation and evaluation of Kāhui Ako │Communities of Learning
Integrated Education Data Sector Advisory Group
To provide advice and guidance to the Ministry of Education on its five-year programme aimed at making education data more accessible for teachers to support children to get better outcomes
Building on Success for All Forum
To enable the Ministry of Education to engage with the education sector on Learning Support initiatives
Ministerial Cross-Sector Forum on Raising Achievement
To provide collaborative cross-sector leadership and advice to the Minister on raising achievement for 5 out of 5 learners
Vulnerable Children Act Sector Advisory Group
This group was ceased by the Ministry of Education in November 2019 as the Act has been fully implemented. The final meeting of this group was in November 2018
Teacher Registration and Certification Advisory Group
To provide advice to the Education Council on the review of registration, certification and limited authority to teach policy, legislative requirements and the interim policy