Why was the Education Act 1989 changed?
From May 2017 there have been wide-ranging changes to the Education Act 1989. Like any legislation the Act needed review due to the changing educational environment we operate in.
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The Education and Training bill was reported back from Parliament’s Select committee on 8 June 2020 and is making its way through Parliament. If passed during the current Parliamentary session, it is likely to become law immediately. The new Act will replace the Education Act 1964 and Education Act 1989. We will keep boards and trustees up to date on the changes once the bill passes into law. For some key changes affecting boards view here. For more information view here.
June 2020: Final National Educational Learning Priorities (The NELP)
The consultation process with the education sector and the public on the draft NELP was completed at the end of 2019. We will keep boards updated when the final NELP is published. For more information about the NELP view here.
Attendance at suspension meeting via video or teleconference
Instead of having to attend and speak at the board’s suspension meeting in person, the student and their family/whānau can now ask to dial in to the meeting via teleconference or video link.
Changes to cohort entry policy and implementation date for new planning and reporting framework
- As from the start of 2020 schools with a cohort entry policy will only be able to enrol children from the age of 5 years
- View this article for more information
- The new planning and reporting framework will now be implemented at the start of 2023