Advisory Groups


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