We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

We Asked

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the initial collaboration on the new Curriculum Lead roles with a focus on Wellbeing. We wanted to work with you to ensure we get the right people with the right skills into these important roles and your input will help us to do that.

You Said

High-level themes:

We were told the Curriculum Leads roles need to:

  • Be established with a continuum of differentiated local curriculum support.
  • Build national coherence coupled with local knowledge and flexibility.
  • Have knowledge of a variety of learning contexts, including specialist schools.
  • Have a high level of experience and mana that comes from having worked in the education sector and in-depth knowledge of curriculum.
  • Be professionals who are well networked and can identify what a rich and responsive curriculum looks like.
  • Have a strong understanding of how wellbeing weaves across the curriculum.
  • Have leadership experience and coaching skills, the ability to connect, build educationally powerful connections and challenge existing thinking.
  • Be culturally responsive practitioners, who can identify and foster Māori identity, language and culture as critical to Māori education success.
  • Incorporate the option of secondment for current educators.
  • Promote and support the development of the full curriculum, eg arts, as a means to strengthen wellbeing.

We Did

On Monday 12 October we posted advertisements for the Curriculum Leads roles. The role descriptions have been informed by your feedback. Applications will remain open until 1 November 2020. These roles will be advertised through a number of channels and you will be able to access this information here: Curriculum leads recruitment

We want to continue working with you to further refine the roles and ways of working of the Curriculum Leads. The next step is to develop how these roles will connect with and support leaders and teachers most effectively. This will include options to provide digital input. Keep an eye out for opportunities to be involved in the next stage here.