Education Act Changes

The new legislation comes into effect on 19 May 2017.

We have created an overview of these changes.


NZSTA will continue to update you with factsheets, newsletters and through our website. 

You can call 0800 782 435 or email


Investing in Educational Success (IES)

What is it?

Investing in Educational Success (IES) is a government initiative to help raise the learning and achievement of all our children and young people, particularly students at most risk of underachieving.  It focuses on tools and resources that will help build teaching capability.  IES includes:        

Communities of Learning 

Resources are being provided to enable schools to form groups of schools (Communities of Learning) to work together on shared achievement challenges. Three new roles are created which will contribute to meeting the achievement challenges in each Community.

Principal Recruitment Allowance (PRA)  

Schools facing significant issues concerning student achievement which has a principal vacancy can apply to advertise with a PRA allowance of $50,000 to help recruit an experienced principal who can provide the leadership needed to lift student achievement.

Teacher-led Innovation Fund (TLIF)

The TLIF supports teams of teachers to develop and share innovative practices that improve learning outcomes.

How can we find out more?

More information is available on Investing in Educational Success through the Ministry of Education. Boards can also receive assistance from NZSTA by emailing  or contacting the Employment Advisory and Support Centre.

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