From: Home Schooling <Home.Schooling@minedu.govt.nz>
Date: Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 2:55 PM
Subject: Ministry of Education - Review report and Ministry work programme
To: Home Schooling <Home.Schooling@minedu.govt.nz>
Dear Home Educating Parent
The Ministry of Education has recently completed its review of home education in New Zealand which we consulted with you on in September 2014. We have now developed a work programme for change which includes a number of operational improvements.
As well as consulting with you, we also sought feedback from Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (the Correspondence School) and the Education Review Office (ERO) as well as Ministry of Education staff. We used the feedback from throughout the sector to inform our decisions and actions to improve home education in New Zealand.
You can find a copy of the review report at:
The report contains the Ministry's future work programme for home education as an appendix and includes dates about when particular changes are scheduled to take place.
These changes are mainly focused on operational improvements including:
· Reviewing the application form and appeal and complaints process
· Developing new practice guidelines
· Training ministry advisors in home education philosophies
· Implementing a more robust application assessment process (in particular regarding declining applications)
We have also made some immediate improvements based on your feedback. For example the Statutory Declarations will no longer need to be signed by a Justice of the Peace which will take effect 1 April 2015.
If you have any questions or feedback, please email email@example.com.
Group Manager - Sector Enablement & Support
Ministry of Education
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