Education agencies release their work programme in response to Blueprint

7 September 2016

The Education System Blueprint and education agencies' response to it have been released today.

The Blueprint is the result of the Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) methodology being applied to the education system.

This is the first time the State Services Commission’s PIF methodology has been used across multiple agencies that make up a system.

The Blueprint identifies a range of areas in which education agencies could collaborate for collective impact.

A Blueprint for Education System Stewardship (PDF, 409 Kb) - on State Services Commission website.

Education agencies response

The seven education agencies, including TEC, have responded to the Blueprint with a plan called The Education System Stewardship Forum Work Programme.

Education System Stewardship Forum Work Programme on the Ministry of Education's website.

The plan identifies four main areas where education agencies can focus our collective efforts to  make a greater impact. The priority areas are:

  • Māori and Pasifika learning and success
  • Powering up learners, parents, communities and employers to influence the quality and relevance of teaching and learning and lift achievement
  • Quality teaching, leadership and assessment- a workforce and curriculum fit for purpose in an international and digital era
  • Information management and technology

It is expected this initiative will help the participating education agencies work together more effectively as stewards, with a common vision and plan, to support every learner to be successful. This will benefit the whole education sector. 

The other agencies involved

The other education agencies involved are:

  • the Ministry of Education
  • Careers New Zealand
  • the New Zealand Qualifications Authority
  • Education Review Office
  • Education New Zealand
  • the Education Council (independent professional body).

About the Performance Improvement Framework

The Performance Improvement Framework is a tested and robust tool, developed by the State Services Commission. It helps individual government agencies identify priority areas to lift performance. You can read more about the PIF methodology here.  This methodology was adapted to identify priority areas across the participating education agencies.

For more information

For questions about this initiative, or to provide any comments, email


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