Te Rito Maioha (ECNZ) welcomes the release of the finalised Statement of National Education and Learning Priorities (NELP) and the Tertiary Education Strategy (TES).
ECNZ Chief Executive Kathy Wolfe says it’s good that the NELP and TES have now been finalised.
“It is very pleasing to see alignment with the overarching vision for shaping a better education system for Aotearoa New Zealand, “she says.
“The priorities of both documents were reached following consultation with the sector and other stakeholders. As a bi-cultural organisation ECNZ particularly welcomes the focus on the wellbeing of all learners and connection to their whānau, alongside a clear focus on strengthening te reo and tikanga Māori in our education system.”
“While there is no expectation that the NELP and TES priorities are going to be fully implemented immediately, it is good to see that the document released today has guidance on what good will look like across the education system, and the actions early learning services can put in place,” says Kathy Wolfe.
The Statement of National Education and Learning Priorities (the NELP) is a set of priorities designed to guide those who govern licensed early learning services, including ngā kōhanga reo, to focus their day-to-day work on things that will have a significant positive impact for children and young people.
The priorities can be used alongside the service’s own local priorities, to help every learner/ākonga to progress and achieve their aspirations.
The Tertiary Education Strategy (TES) sets out the Government’s current and medium-term priorities, and long-term strategic direction for tertiary education. It is intended to address economic, social and environmental goals, and the development aspirations of Māori and other population groups.
This TES has been developed following consultation in late 2019 with the tertiary education sector and other stakeholders on a draft TES set out in the Shaping a Stronger Education System with New Zealanders discussion document.