Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017

  • A correction has been made to section 156(2) on 19 May 2017 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
158 Schedule 6 replaced

(1)

Replace Schedule 6 with the Schedule 6 set out in Schedule 2 of this Act.

(2)

In Schedule 6, after clause 6, insert:

Strategic planning and reporting

7 School strategic plan and annual implementation plan

(1)

A board must have the following strategic planning documents for its school:

(a)

a strategic plan for each 4-year period that sets out the board’s strategy for achieving (or making progress towards achieving) its objectives (as set out in clause 5) during that period; and

(b)

an annual implementation plan for each year that sets out how the board intends to implement that strategy during the year.

(2)

A board must prepare its first strategic plan and annual implementation plan when required by regulations made under section 118A to do so.

(3)

A board that has been accredited as a community of online learning must fulfil any requirements specified in regulations made under section 35ZN.

8 Preparing draft strategic plan

(1)

A board must prepare a draft strategic plan for every 4-year period and submit it to the Secretary in accordance with regulations made under section 118A.

(2)

The draft strategic plan must comply with any regulations made under section 118A relating to the form and content of strategic plans.

(3)

In preparing a draft strategic plan, the board must,—

(a)

consult—

(i)

the school community; and

(ii)

the school’s staff; and

(iii)

where appropriate, the school’s students; and

(iv)

any other persons required by the regulations; and

(b)

comply with any other regulations relating to the development of strategic plans; and

(c)

in the case of a State integrated school, ensure that the draft reflects the school’s special character; and

(d)

in the case of a designated character school, ensure that the draft reflects the school’s different character or, in the case of a Kura Kaupapa Māori, its special characteristics.

(4)

In preparing a draft strategic plan, the board may consult any person, group, or organisation that it considers ought to be consulted.

9 Secretary to review and approve draft strategic plan

(1)

On receiving a draft strategic plan, the Secretary must review it in accordance with regulations made under section 118A (the regulations).

(2)

After reviewing the draft strategic plan, the Secretary must—

(a)

confirm that it meets the requirements of this Act and the regulations by giving written notice to the board; or

(b)

return it to the board with directions that the board—

(i)

consider, or further consider, any matter and revise the plan in the light of that consideration; or

(ii)

revise the plan as directed by the Secretary.

(3)

If the draft strategic plan is returned to the board, the board must comply with the Secretary’s directions and then resubmit a revised plan.

(4)

The Secretary must confirm a draft strategic plan unless satisfied that it does not meet the requirements of the Act and the regulations.

(5)

If a board fails to comply with the Secretary’s directions, or resubmits a revised draft strategic plan that still does not meet the requirements of the Act or the regulations, the Secretary may revise the plan and confirm it by giving written notice to the board.

10 Preparing annual implementation plan

(1)

A board must prepare an annual implementation plan.

(2)

The plan must—

(a)

contain the information required by the regulations; and

(b)

be prepared in accordance with regulations made under section 118A.

11 Board to monitor performance against strategic planning documents

(1)

A board must monitor and evaluate its performance—

(a)

in achieving (or making progress towards achieving) its objectives in accordance with its strategic plan; and

(b)

in implementing its strategy in accordance with its annual implementation plan.

(2)

The monitoring and evaluation must be carried out in accordance with regulations made under section 118A.

(3)

The board must report on its performance in the annual report, in accordance with regulations made under section 118A.

12 Strategic planning documents to be on Internet site

A board must ensure that its strategic plan and annual implementation plan are available to the public on an Internet site maintained by or on behalf of the board.