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Estimates of appropriations

Vote Education - Education and Workforce Sector - Estimates 2018/2019

Vote Education

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Education (M26)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry of Education

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY OF EDUCATION: Minister of Education

Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Education is responsible for appropriations in Vote Education for the 2018/19 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $2,397 million for services from the Ministry of Education (depreciation and capital charge on school accommodation and learning support services being the most significant costs)
  • a total of just over $1,111 million for capital expenditure by the Ministry of Education, mainly related to school sector property
  • a total of over $538 million for educational services from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Network for Learning, Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand and other non-departmental providers. The most significant costs are for professional development in the school and early childhood education sectors and school transport services
  • a total of nearly $42 million for allowances, scholarships and awards for students, teachers and trainees
  • a total of nearly $8,129 million for educational services from schools (including teacher salaries), early childhood education providers and other education providers, and
  • a total of just over $43 million for capital expenditure for Crown entities and schools.

The Minister of Education is also responsible for a capital injection to the Ministry of Education of just over $313 million.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual and Permanent Appropriations

  2017/18 2018/19
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

School Property Portfolio Management (M26)

This appropriation is limited to support and advice for schools on property issues; managing and supporting the purchase and construction of new property; and upgrades to existing property and disposal of surplus property; managing teacher and caretaker housing; and other services provided by the Ministry of Education in its stewardship of the land, buildings and other facilities that comprise the State school sector property portfolio.
1,794,597 1,790,597 1,826,444

Services to Other Agencies RDA (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of services by the Ministry of Education to government departments and other agencies where those services are not within the scope of another departmental output expense appropriation in Vote Education.
4,362 4,362 4,483

Support and Resources for Education Providers (M26)

This appropriation is limited to expenditure on policies, regulations and services focused on the governance, management and operation of education providers.
110,872 106,172 114,141

Support and Resources for Parents and the Community (M26)

This appropriation is limited to expenditure on support focused on increasing informed engagement by families and communities in their children's educational outcomes.
12,303 12,303 11,760

Place-Based Initiative - Te Tai Tokerau, Northland (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the delivery of services to help achieve the outcomes of the Te Tai Tokerau, Northland Place-Based Initiative and the operational support of that initiative.
2,333 1,533 -

Total Departmental Output Expenses

1,924,467 1,914,967 1,956,828

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Ministry of Education - Capital Expenditure PLA (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Education, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
1,023,027 1,023,027 1,111,195

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

1,023,027 1,023,027 1,111,195

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Contribution to the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (M26)

This appropriation is limited to a contribution towards the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand carrying out its leadership and other statutory functions for the teaching profession and education.
15,042 13,542 15,242

Early Childhood Education (M26)

This appropriation is limited to subsidising delivery of early childhood education services for children under six years of age by licensed and chartered early childhood education services and by licence-exempt and certificated centres and the provision of related funds to such services and centres.
- - 1,975,651

Primary Education (M26)

This appropriation is limited to providing roll-based operations funding to schools, teacher and management salaries, support costs and supplementary funding programmes to enable the delivery of the National Curriculum to all students for Years 0 to 8.
- - 3,293,423

School Managed Network Funding (M26)

This appropriation is limited to supporting schools' purchase of a core package of managed network services from the provider of the managed network service.
30,450 30,450 28,750

School Transport (M26)

This appropriation is limited to transporting eligible students to and from State and state integrated schools and associated facilities.
198,450 198,450 189,950

Schooling Improvement (M26)

This appropriation is limited to school support and schooling improvement projects, including iwi-strengthening education projects, to improve the capability of schools and school clusters and their responsiveness to the needs of their communities.
- - 7,465

Secondary Education (M26)

This appropriation is limited to providing roll-based operations funding to schools, teacher and management salaries, support costs and supplementary funding programmes to enable the delivery of the National Curriculum to all students for Years 9 to 13.
- - 2,314,569

Secondary-Tertiary Interface (M26)

This appropriation is limited to delivery of programmes of learning at the secondary-tertiary interface.
74,512 73,660 74,512

Support for Early Childhood Education Providers (M26)

This appropriation is limited to assisting early childhood education services and other bodies corporate that provide child places for early childhood education.
- - 11,226

Supporting Parenting (M26)

This appropriation is limited to delivery of specific programmes and providing advice and support that enhances the role of parents/caregivers in the development of their children.
9,329 8,886 9,329

UNESCO (M26)

This appropriation is limited to providing administration and a programme of activities of the (New Zealand) National Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, including annual membership contribution to international administration and participation in regional and international activities.
- - 2,083

Provision of Information and Advisory Services (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of information and advisory services related to education policies and programmes that are the responsibility of Careers New Zealand or the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, support by those two agencies to Ministers to discharge their portfolio responsibilities (other than policy decision-making), and services and support provided by other education sector bodies to raise student achievement and improve governance and capacity of providers.
10,943 10,943 -

Qualifications Support Structures (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the NewZealand Qualifications Authority overseeing the setting of standards and New Zealand qualifications. It also includes standard-setting and qualifications development responsibility, recognition and review of qualifications, records management processes to support the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, and participation in the promotion of the NewZealand qualifications system to key education and immigration partner countries.
6,049 6,049 -

Quality Assurance (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the provision by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority of quality assurance services to support the New Zealand qualifications system that include ongoing development and management of quality assurance processes, monitoring and managing providers at risk and the ongoing refinement and maintenance of the quality assurance framework.
5,359 5,359 -

Secondary School Assessments (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the NewZealand Qualifications Authority overseeing assessment for national secondary school qualifications, including the National Certificate of Educational Achievement and Scholarship examinations, and the moderation of internal and external school assessments.
26,760 26,760 -

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

376,894 374,099 7,922,200

Benefits or Related Expenses

     

Home Schooling Allowances (M26)

This appropriation is limited to allowances for parents/caregivers of children in full-time correspondence programmes for primary and secondary education and parents/caregivers of children receiving their primary and secondary education at home (where a certificate of exemption from enrolment has been approved under section 21 of the Education Act 1989).
6,028 6,028 5,128

Scholarships and Awards for Students (M26)

This appropriation is limited to scholarships and allowances for school students, including subsidies toward fees and travel costs and programmes.
- - 16,266

Scholarships and Awards for Teachers and Trainees (M26)

This appropriation is limited to study awards, sabbaticals and fellowships for teachers and scholarships and allowances for students undertaking teacher training education.
- - 20,420

Boarding Allowances (M26)

This appropriation is limited to an annual allowance to subsidise boarding fees, travel costs and additional tutoring, counselling and related costs for students who face significant challenges accessing appropriate education that will assist them to achieve NCEA level 2 or equivalent.
9,319 9,319 -

National Study Awards (M26)

Provision for the costs of study awards, sabbaticals and fellowships for teachers, including replacement of the teacher while on study leave. Awards include those linked to teachers' collective agreements and approved prestigious awards.
16,983 16,983 -

Puawaitanga Scholarships (M26)

This appropriation is limited to providing an annual scholarship for high-potential priority secondary students, who demonstrate leadership potential, to attend one of the selected Maori boarding schools.
1,152 1,152 -

Scholarships for Students to Attend Private Schools (M26)

Assistance to students from low-income families to attend private secondary schools.
3,826 3,826 -

Teacher Trainee Scholarships (M26)

Scholarships and allowances for students undertaking teacher training education, and loan support payments to teachers.
1,992 1,992 -

United World Scholarships (M26)

Scholarships for attendance at United World Colleges.
50 50 -

Total Benefits or Related Expenses

39,350 39,350 41,814

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Impairment of Debts and Assets and Debt Write-Offs (M26)

This appropriation is limited to bad debt write-offs for Crown debt and to impairment of Crown debt or other assets arising from objective evidence of one or more loss events that occurred after the initial recognition of the Crown debt or asset, and the loss event (or events) has had a reliably measurable impact on the estimated future cash flows of the debt or other asset.
1,500 1,500 2,000

Integrated Schools Property (M26)

This appropriation is limited to providing funding to proprietors of integrated schools for capital upgrade, including modernisation, of their existing school property and facilities as well as expansion of the network of integrated schools.
71,201 69,301 73,551

Early Childhood Education (M26)

Subsidising early childhood education services for children under six years of age from licensed and chartered early childhood education services (including centres and chartered home-based care networks) and from licence-exempt and certificated centres. Also included are several targeted funds.
1,869,448 1,860,000 -

Interest Subsidy for Schools (M26)

Provides a subsidy on interest payments for borrowing by private and State integrated schools for approved property-related projects. Administration costs are also included.
60 60 -

Primary Education (M26)

This appropriation is limited to providing roll-based operations funding to schools, teacher and management salaries, support costs and supplementary funding programmes to enable the delivery of the National Curriculum to all students for Years 0 to 8.
3,196,982 3,185,000 -

Remission of Fees (M26)

Payment to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority for student examination fees remitted in cases of hardship.
1,288 1,288 -

Schooling Improvement (M26)

School support and schooling improvement projects to improve the capability of schools and school clusters and their responsiveness to the needs of their communities. These include iwi-strengthening education projects.
5,853 5,300 -

Secondary Education (M26)

This appropriation is limited to providing roll-based operations funding to schools, teacher and management salaries, support costs and supplementary funding programmes to enable the delivery of the National Curriculum to all students for Years 9 to 13.
2,247,057 2,235,000 -

Support for Early Childhood Education Providers (M26)

This appropriation is limited to assisting early childhood education services and other bodies corporate in the provision of child places for early childhood education. Priority will be given to providers in communities that have low levels of participation in early childhood education, to increase the number of child places and therefore availability of early childhood education. The criteria and selection process for each type of assistance are published by the Ministry of Education.
11,826 11,826 -

UNESCO (M26)

Annual membership contribution to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's international administration, and a programme of activities of the National Commission, including participation in regional and international activities.
2,083 2,083 -

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

7,407,298 7,371,358 75,551

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

School Support Project (M26)

This appropriation is limited to capital costs of implementing approved school support and schooling improvement projects (other than costs related to school property assets).
1,880 1,880 1,880

Schools Furniture and Equipment (M26)

This appropriation is limited to providing funding to schools for new furniture and equipment when capital works have been approved or to fund the replacement of furniture and equipment.
36,578 31,561 35,812

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

38,458 33,441 37,692

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA (M26)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to improve the quality of teaching and learning for children and young people aged 0-18 years.
239,863 227,049 246,026

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Support and Resources for Teachers

This category is limited to expenditure on policies and services focused on supporting the work and enhancing the capability of teachers.
85,860 85,860 89,664

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Curriculum Support

This category is limited to the purchase of supplementary educational programmes for schools and communities to ensure wider access to these opportunities
56,989 56,989 56,252

Professional Development and Support

This category is limited to the delivery of professional development and advisory support to early childhood education services and schools to support effective teaching and enhance self-management.
97,014 84,200 100,110

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA (M26)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to improve outcomes for targeted student groups.
712,316 712,316 753,617

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Interventions for Target Student Groups

This category is limited to expenditure on policies and services focused on targeted student groups or individuals' participation in education.
268,961 268,961 291,686

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Learning Support

This category is limited to providing additional resources to enable students with additional learning needs to participate in education.
- - 448,615

Service Academies

This category is limited to providing military-focused programmes for disengaged or disengaging senior students in secondary schools.
3,640 3,640 3,640

Students Attendance and Engagement

This category is limited to providing services to support increased attendance for non-attending students.
9,676 9,676 9,676

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Learning Support

This category is limited to providing additional resources to enable students with additional learning needs to participate in education.
430,039 430,039 -

Oversight and Administration of the Qualifications System MCA (M26)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide effective oversight and administration of the qualifications system by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
- - 42,639

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Provision of Communication and Advice

This category is limited to communication and advice related to education policies, programmes and services that are the responsibility of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
- - 3,448

Qualifications Support Structures

This category is limited to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority overseeing the setting of standards and New Zealand qualifications development, recognition and review of qualifications, and contributing to the maintenance and promotion of the New Zealand qualifications system.
- - 6,049

Quality Assurance

This category is limited to the provision by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority of quality assurance services and maintenance of the quality assurance framework, to support the New Zealand qualifications system.
- - 5,094

Secondary School Assessments

This category is limited to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority overseeing assessment for national secondary school qualifications, including the National Certificate of Educational Achievement and Scholarship examinations, and the moderation of internal and external school assessments.
- - 28,048

Oversight of the Education System MCA (M26)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice, research, monitoring and related services that enable Ministers to discharge their responsibilities for a well-functioning education system (excluding tertiary education).
71,882 70,053 62,495

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Ministerial Services

This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities.
5,773 5,773 5,211

Monitoring the Education System

This category is limited to the monitoring and reporting on education at a system-wide level to support Ministers in discharging their responsibilities for education related matters.
13,450 13,450 12,428

Policy Advice

This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on education related matters.
20,322 20,322 21,995

Research and Analysis

This category is limited to the production and dissemination of research and data analysis to support the work of other agencies and Ministers in discharging their responsibilities for education related matters.
28,829 27,000 19,353

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Education Research Initiatives

This category is limited to the purchase of research about teaching and learning in our educational institutions and independent research on education issues, policies and practices.
3,008 3,008 3,008

Independent Advice on Government Priority Areas

This category is limited to the provision, independently of the Ministry of Education, of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies, advice on operational matters and expert review service advice) to support decision-making by Ministers on government priority areas.
500 500 500

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

1,024,061 1,009,418 1,104,777

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

11,833,555 11,765,660 12,250,057

Multi-Year Appropriations

Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

   

Teacher-Led Innovation Fund (M26)

This appropriation is limited to supporting teacher-led innovation and classroom-based research of innovative teaching practices.

Commences: 01 July 2015

Expires: 30 June 2020
Original Appropriation 10,000
Adjustments to 2016/17 7,915
Adjustments for 2017/18 (300)
Adjusted Appropriation 17,615
Actual to 2016/17 Year End 4,505
Estimated Actual for 2017/18 4,000
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 4,740
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 4,370

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

   

Schools Payroll Sustainability Loan (M26)

This appropriation is limited to making a loan to Education Payroll Limited to undertake the Education Payroll Development Programme.

Commences: 01 October 2017

Expires: 30 September 2020
Original Appropriation 13,225
Adjustments to 2016/17 -
Adjustments for 2017/18 -
Adjusted Appropriation 13,225
Actual to 2016/17 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2017/18 7,783
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 5,442
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations 11,833,555 11,765,660 12,250,057
Total MYA Non-Departmental Output Expenses Forecasts 4,000 4,000 4,740
Total MYA Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure Forecasts 7,783 7,783 5,442

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts

11,845,338 11,777,443 12,260,239

Capital Injection Authorisations

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Ministry of Education - Capital Injection (M26) 452,546 330,255 313,263

Supporting Information

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Appropriation 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
A Progress Approach Across the Schooling System

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Support and Resources for Teachers 1,000 5,000 - - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
Addressing Teacher Supply

Support and Resources for Education Providers

1,000 - - - -
(see also Vote Tertiary Education in the Education and Workforce Sector and Vote Social Development in the Social Services and Community Sector) Departmental Output Expense          
 

Primary Education

- (250) - - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Secondary Education

- 134 929 546 -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

National Study Awards

(2,000) - - - -
  Benefits or Related Expense          
 

Scholarships and Awards for Teachers and Trainees

- (1,825) - 3,736 -
  Benefits or Related Expense          
 

Primary Education

730 - - - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Secondary Education

250 - - - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Professional Development and Support 1,250 - - - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Christchurch Schools Rebuild

School Property Portfolio Management

- 1,695 4,803 4,803 4,803
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Schools Furniture and Equipment

- 5,500 - - -
  Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          
 

Departmental Capital Injection

- 56,500 - - -
Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category

Primary Education

- 35 35 35 35
(see also Vote Tertiary Education and Vote Labour Market in the Education and Workforce Sector, Vote Social Housing and Vote Social Development in the Social Services and Community Sector and Vote Health in the Health Sector) Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Secondary Education

- 46 46 46 46
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Primary Education

45 - - - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Secondary Education

89 - - - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups 39 - - - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
  Learning Support - 19 9 9 -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
  Learning Support 49 - - - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Cost Adjustment for Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

- 13,680 29,218 30,308 31,606
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant

Early Childhood Education

- 7 15 15 15
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Primary Education

- 5,727 11,542 11,635 11,574
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Secondary Education

- 4,054 8,170 8,182 8,204
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Curriculum Support - 36 72 72 72
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Learning Support - 747 1,494 1,495 1,495
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Creating a Digitally Fluent Nation: Opportunities for our Education System

Provision of Information and Advisory Services

2,900 - - - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Support for Early Childhood Education Providers

(3,700) - - - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Support and Resources for Teachers 400 400 - - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
  Professional Development and Support 4,000 8,000 8,000 4,000 -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Discontinuation of the Aspire Scholarships

Scholarships and Awards for Students

- (331) (933) (1,725) (2,731)
  Benefits or Related Expense          
Education Portfolio Work Programme

Oversight of the Education System MCA

         
(see also Vote Tertiary Education in the Education and Workforce Sector) Policy Advice 2,783 5,450 950 - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
Education Sector Logon Operational Funding

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups 446 902 1,269 1,400 1,400
  Departmental Output Expense          
Establishing an Appropriation for the Proposed Loan by Education Payroll Limited for Stability and Sustainability of the Schools Payroll System

Schools Payroll Sustainability Loan

7,783 5,442 - - -
  Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          
Expanding Behavioural Services - Focusing on Children Aged 0 to 8

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups 5,226 9,784 9,847 9,823 9,380
  Departmental Output Expense          
Funding and Contract Improvements to the Partnership Schools Model

Primary Education

- 145 162 162 153
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Secondary Education

- 705 788 788 747
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Primary Education

76 - - - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Secondary Education

374 - - - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Funding to Support the Changes to the Careers System

Provision of Information and Advisory Services

(14,300) (13,500) (13,500) (13,500) (13,500)
(see also Vote Tertiary Education in the Education and Worforce Sector) Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Curriculum Support (475) (549) - - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Improvements to the Implementation of Communities of Learning | Kahui Ako in 2018

Early Childhood Education

- 1,270 1,850 - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Primary Education

- 1,318 1,567 - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Schooling Improvement

- 800 1,600 800 -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Secondary Education

- 766 909 - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Primary Education

(6,885) - - - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Secondary Education

(3,995) - - - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Learning Support - Early Intervention Services

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups - 4,958 5,136 5,368 5,375
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Scholarships and Awards for Teachers and Trainees

- 100 200 200 200
  Benefit or Related Expense          
 

Departmental Capital Injection

- 68 68 68 68
Learning Support - English for Speakers of Other Languages (Schooling)

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Learning Support - 1,273 9,576 11,043 12,594
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Learning Support - Ongoing Resourcing Scheme

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups - 6,441 8,804 11,121 13,356
  Departmental Output Expense          
  Learning Support - 15,904 21,172 26,081 30,592
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Departmental Capital Injection

- 38 50 60 70
Learning Support - Sensory Schools and New Zealand Sign Language

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups - 107 107 107 107
  Departmental Output Expense          
  Learning Support - 7,443 7,443 7,443 7,443
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Learning Support - Te Kahu Toi Intensive Wraparound Service

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups - 829 829 829 829
  Departmental Output Expense          
  Learning Support - 369 369 369 369
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Departmental Capital Injection

- 15 15 15 15
Learning Support - Teacher Aide Funding Rates

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups - 5,713 11,792 17,870 23,948
  Departmental Output Expense          
New Zealand Schools Third Public Private Partnership Procurement Outcome and Adjustments to Appropriations

School Property Portfolio Management

- 1,518 (9,363) (9,725) (9,051)
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Schools Furniture and Equipment

- 197 - - -
  Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          
 

Departmental Capital Injection

3,900 3,287 2,747 15 -
 

Departmental Capital Withdrawal

- - - - (11)
Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua Round Five

Secondary Education

- 1,162 4,421 6,320 7,626
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Secondary Education

1,069 - - - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Oversight of the Education System MCA

         
  Monitoring the Education System 235 260 170 170 170
  Departmental Output Expense          
Police Vetting Services

Contribution to the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

(407) (323) - - -
(see also Vote Police in the Justice Sector) Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Removal of Charter School Model - Departmental Resourcing Requirements

Oversight of the Education System MCA

         
  Monitoring the Education System 1,558 2,606 - - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
Reprioritisation - Boarding Allowances Underspend

Boarding Allowances

(1,100) - - - -
  Benefit or Related Expense          
Reprioritisation - Careers Pilots

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Support and Resources for Teachers - (58) - - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
  Curriculum Support - (975) (1,582) (1,582) (1,582)
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Reprioritisation - Funding Arrangements for Private Schools

Scholarships for Students to Attend Private Schools

(300) - - - -
  Benefit or Related Expense          
 

Primary Education

- (142) (284) (284) (284)
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Secondary Education

- (405) (810) (810) (810)
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Reprioritisation - Interest Subsidy for Schools

Interest Subsidy for Schools

(60) (120) (120) (120) (120)
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Reprioritisation - Investing In Educational Success Underspend

Primary Education

(29,976) - - - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Secondary Education

(17,399) - - - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Reprioritisation - NASA Teacher Ambassador Programme

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Curriculum Support - (300) - - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Reprioritisation - Removing Underutilised Early Childhood Education Participation Funds

Early Childhood Education

- (1,513) (1,513) (1,513) (1,513)
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Support for Early Childhood Education Providers

- (4,300) (4,300) (4,300) (4,300)
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Early Childhood Education

(1,163) - - - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Reprioritisation - United World College Scholarships

United World College Scholarships

Benefit or Related Expense
- (50) (50) (50) (50)
School Growth Package

School Property Portfolio Management

- 1,072 6,259 15,638 23,769
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Schools Furniture and Equipment

- 771 3,816 3,939 1,107
  Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          
 

Departmental Capital Injection

- 46,727 111,213 120,849 43,940
School Leavers' Toolkit

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Curriculum Support - 1,700 - - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Strengthening Careers Education through Communities of Learning

Provision of Information and Advisory Services

(832) (1,582) (1,582) (1,582) (1,582)
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Support and Resources for Teachers 283 58 - - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
  Curriculum Support 549 1,524 1,582 1,582 1,582
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Strengthening Equity and Lifting Achievement for Maori Students

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Professional Development and Support - 1,000 - - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Support Teacher Supply Initiatives: Expansion of the Auckland Beginner Teachers Project and the Reinstatement of the International Relocation Grant

Primary Education

- 800 - - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Secondary Education

- 200 - - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Primary Education

1,760 - - - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Secondary Education

200 - - - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Professional Development and Support (1,960) (1,000) - - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Supporting Infrastructure Service Delivery

School Property Portfolio Management

- 8,600 - - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
Te Ahu o Te Reo Maori

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Support and Resources for Teachers 1,050 2,150 3,067 3,278 -
  Departmental Output Expense          
  Professional Development and Support - 715 1,130 1,065 -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Te Kawa Matakura

Secondary-Tertiary Interface

- - 1,000 - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups 690 830 300 - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
Teacher Supply Response Package

Support and Resources for Education Providers

- 1,000 500 770 600
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Primary Education

- 3,090 2,060 - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Secondary Education

- 1,650 1,180 930 550
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Scholarships and Awards for Teachers and Trainees

- - - - 3,736
  Benefit or Related Expense          
 

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Professional Development and Support - 1,500 1,000 800 600
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Voluntary Bonding Scheme

Scholarships and Awards for Teachers and Trainees

- 1,306 1,546 1,788 1,736
  Benefit or Related Expense          
Total Initiatives   (44,818) 227,920 256,790 280,382 214,378

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

  2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 8,171,668 8,508,627 8,921,627 9,081,434 9,600,442 9,554,107 1,956,828 7,926,940 9,883,768 10,010,813 10,244,685 10,275,946
Benefits or Related Expenses 32,067 33,658 33,852 34,353 39,350 39,350 N/A 41,814 41,814 43,152 46,338 45,280
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 58,325 67,998 69,577 63,918 72,761 70,861 - 75,551 75,551 63,551 63,551 63,551
Capital Expenditure 569,290 722,507 798,346 965,366 1,069,268 1,064,251 1,111,195 43,134 1,154,329 956,150 876,752 743,679
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)                        
Output Expenses 862,105 909,904 919,104 949,037 1,063,517 1,048,874 440,337 664,440 1,104,777 1,089,151 1,103,782 1,101,564
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Appropriations

9,693,455 10,242,694 10,742,506 11,094,108 11,845,338 11,777,443 3,508,360 8,751,879 12,260,239 12,162,817 12,335,108 12,230,020

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 5,586 9,341 5,786 6,603 8,205 8,205 N/A 8,205 8,205 8,205 8,205 8,205
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

5,586 9,341 5,786 6,603 8,205 8,205 N/A 8,205 8,205 8,205 8,205 8,205

Note - where restructuring of the vote has occurred then, to the extent practicable, prior years information has been restated as if the restructuring had occurred before the beginning of the period covered. In this instance Total Appropriations for the Budgeted and Estimated Actual year may not equal Total Appropriations in the Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections.

Adjustments to the Summary of Financial Activity Table Due to Vote Restructuring

  2013/14
Adjustments
$000
2014/15
Adjustments
$000
2015/16
Adjustments
$000
2016/17
Adjustments
$000
2017/18
Final Budgeted
Adjustments
$000
2017/18
Estimated
Actual
Adjustments
$000

Appropriations

           
Output Expenses 6,296,309 6,511,012 6,839,556 6,921,928 7,295,081 -
Benefits or Related Expenses - - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - -
Other Expenses (6,305,028) (6,553,579) (6,848,171) (6,964,795) (7,333,249) -
Capital Expenditure - - - - - -
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)            
Output Expenses 330,349 378,698 404,272 453,250 468,207 -
Other Expenses (321,630) (336,131) (395,657) (410,383) (430,039) -
Capital Expenditure - - - - - -

Total Appropriations

-

-

-

-

-

-

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

           
Tax Revenue - - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue - - (9,904) - - -
Capital Receipts - - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

- - (9,904) - - -

The prior year information in the Summary of Financial Activity table has been restated to reflect the current Vote structure.

1.3 - Analysis of Significant Trends

Significant changes in departmental and non-departmental appropriations related to early childhood education and schooling between 2013/14 and 2021/22 are discussed briefly below.

Departmental Expenditure

The largest component of departmental output expenditure relates to the provision of school land and buildings, including capital charge, depreciation, and continuation of Public Private Partnership. The major changes here relate to movements in the value of the property portfolio after additional government investment in schools, the annual revaluation of the portfolio (including impairment of assets) and property disposals. In 2016/17, the capital charge rate was reduced from 8% to 7% from 1 July 2016 and to 6% from 1 January 2017.

Other significant changes to departmental funding include:

  • increased provision for services for students with learning support needs, including provision for teachers' aides, and additional in-class support, provision for intensive wraparound services, adjustments to funding levels for the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme and School High Health Needs Fund (both for price and volume changes) and settlements of related collective agreements. This is partly offset by a transfer of some Ongoing Resourcing Scheme funding to the Learning Support non-departmental output expense category under Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA where it is managed by other providers
  • support for Youth Mental Health initiatives and other initiatives like assessments for vulnerable children and achievement and investment management
  • development of new education schools payroll systems and subsequent enhancements for managing technology risks and increasing efficiency along with related advisory services, as well as remediating Novopay, development of other systems, such as Education Sector identity and Access Management, the Early Learning Information System and an education-wide funding system
  • support for ultra-fast broadband in schools, including the implementation of the School Network Upgrade Project and initiatives to support the implementation of a managed network for all schools
  • supporting the implementation of Youth Guarantee initiatives
  • support for the design and delivery of curriculum resources for students and teachers in Maori language in education provision, in particular Maori-medium education
  • support for the implementation of Communities of Learning from 2014/15 and peaking in 2017/18 and 2018/19
  • provision for the Integrated Education Data (iEd) Programme, a system-wide information management programme to make education data accessible to inform decision-making by learners, various education stakeholders and government
  • provision of demand-driven services provided to other public service agencies on a cost recovery basis
  • provision for the cost of establishing, designing, and implementing required changes to ensure that the schools payroll service is compliant with Holidays Act 2003 legislation, and
  • supporting the implementation of changes in the Education Act 1989 to deliver increased student achievement.

Departmental output expense appropriations Interventions for Target Student Groups and Support and Resources for Teachers were moved to multi-category appropriations from 2016/17 and Stewardship of the Education System and Policy Advice were moved to another multi-category appropriation from 2017/18.

Departmental Capital Expenditure

Most capital expenditure for the Ministry of Education relates to the state school property portfolio, either through school projects or projects managed by the Ministry. Movements between years mainly relate to factors such as site purchases and the timing of new schools' roll growth and redevelopment projects. There is also increased focus on expenditure in Christchurch to reflect demographic change or remediate damage from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Also included is expenditure on broadband initiatives as well as the development of information systems.

Capital Injections

Additional capital provided to the Ministry over the periods mainly relates to the construction of new schools and additional classrooms required for roll growth, as well as repairing or replacing buildings damaged by the Christchurch earthquakes.

In addition, there has been investment in broadband for schools and school network upgrades, as well as new systems, including the Early Learning Information System and Education Resourcing System.

Non-Departmental Outputs

From 2018/19, most non-departmental other expense appropriations and categories under multi-category appropriations were reclassified as non-departmental output expenses, including Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, and Learning Support. A new multi-category appropriation called Oversight and Administration of the Qualifications System MCA has been created from 2018/19 comprising the functions and activities of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). The non-departmental output expenses Quality Assurance, Qualifications Support Structures, Secondary School Assessments and part of Provision of Information and Advisory Services (disestablished), along with other expense Remission of Fees, have been combined under this MCA (see Part 1.4 Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure below for more details).

Changes in non-departmental output expenses are principally owing to a combination of:

  • roll-related increases in early childhood education sessional payments, as well as revised funding rates and increased provision for equity funding
  • roll-related increases in funding for schooling, including teacher salaries, as well as provision for improved operations funding rates for schools
  • the impact of wage settlements for teachers and principals (including the flow-on of these costs to the early childhood education sector), as well as changes to ACC rates and superannuation subsidies
  • establishment of partnership schools from 2013/14
  • support for the purchase of services from the provider of a managed network for schools since 2013/14
  • increasing early childhood education participation through providing prioritised support, a retention programme for Maori-medium beginning teachers, and improving school governance through increased support for boards of trustees from 2013/14
  • other initiatives in the schooling sector, including provision for English for Speakers of Other Languages, and Youth Guarantee services, with reallocations from Youth Guarantee funding (in Vote Tertiary Education) for additional Trades Academy places
  • support for the implementation of Communities of Learning from 2015
  • steady growth in the cost of school transport services, partly offset by efficiency savings identified in 2015/16 and 2016/17
  • transfer of Ongoing Resourcing Scheme funding managed by third party providers to Learning Support from departmental output category Interventions for Target Student Groups from 2015/16
  • support for the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand from 2015/16 to deliver its new functions under the Education Amendment Act 2015 and provision for Council practicing certificate fees as part of the settlement of various Teachers' and Principals' Collective Agreements
  • impact of reprioritisation decisions and other efficiencies including improving the cost-effectiveness of professional learning and development (PLD) from 2016/17
  • provision for the Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters moved from Vote Social Development from 2016/17
  • transfer of career services functions to Vote Tertiary Education (Tertiary Education Commission) from 2017/18, and
  • provision for a Teacher-Led Innovation Fund from 2015/16 to 2019/20.

Non-departmental output expense appropriations Professional Development and Support, Curriculum Support, Students Attendance and Engagement, and Service Academies were moved to multi-category appropriations from 2016/17. Education Research Initiatives and the Independent Advice on Government Priority Area component of the Provision of Information and Advisory Services appropriation also moved to a multi-category appropriation from 2017/18.

Benefits or Related Expenses

Significant changes in benefit expenses mainly relate to:

  • full implementation of Boarding Allowances and Puawaitanga Scholarships changes from 2014/15
  • provision for Teach First New Zealand employment-based training programme, partly offset by some reprioritisation, and
  • reductions in the provision for National Study Awards for the schooling and early childhood education sectors through a combination of reprioritisation and to better reflect actual demand, partly offset by increases in the number of awards available as a result of settlements of collective agreements.

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Non-departmental other expenses comprised the majority of funding in Vote Education until 2018/19 when most of these appropriations or categories under multi-category appropriations were reclassified as non-departmental output expenses, including Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, and Learning Support. Discussion of changes to baselines under these appropriations over the forecast period is therefore reflected under non-departmental output expenses above.

Of the remaining other expense appropriations the major changes relate to:

  • provision for increased property grants due to changes in integrated school rolls and impact on funding integrated schools from the funding model linked to the movement in the value of the State school property portfolio
  • provision for occasional impairment and balance sheet adjustments
  • contributions to the cost of new State-integrated schools or additional classrooms, and
  • recognition of impact of past education policy changes on property-related costs at State-integrated schools, as well as provision for seismic strengthening of buildings in greater Christchurch.

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

The major changes in non-departmental capital expenditure over the period relate to provision for furniture and equipment for new school buildings, including funding for broadband initiatives and school network upgrades. Other significant changes include:

  • provision of working capital for Network for Learning Ltd between 2012/13 and 2014/15
  • ceasing incentives for the disposal of surplus properties after 2014/15, and
  • a transfer of assets to Education Payroll Ltd, as well as provision of working capital in 2014/15 and a loan for the sustainability of the payroll in 2017/18 and 2018/19.

1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure

    Old Structure New Structure
2017/18 Appropriations
in the 2017/18 Structure
2017/18
(Current)
$000
Appropriations to which
Expenses (or Capital
Expenditure) have been Moved from or to
Amount
Moved
$000
2017/18 Appropriations
in the 2018/19 Structure
2017/18
(Restated)
$000
2018/19
$000

Part 1:

           

Non-Departmental Output Expense

           
(see Note 1)            

Provision of Information and Advisory Services

10,943 Transferred to Provision of Communication and Advice, category of the Oversight and Administration of the Qualifications System MCA (6,348)      
    Transferred to Early Childhood Education (2,560)      
    Transferred to Learning Support, category of the Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA (953)      
    Transferred to Curriculum Support, category of the Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA (710)      
    Transferred to Schooling Improvement (350)      
    Transferred to Monitoring the Education System, category of the Oversight of the Education System MCA (22)      

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Non-Departmental Other Expense

   

Remission of Fees

1,288    

Remission of Fees

- -
    Transferred to Secondary School Assessments, category of the Oversight and Administration of the Qualifications System MCA (1,288)      
       

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

   
       

Oversight and Administration of the Qualifications System MCA

   
       

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

   
    Transferred from Provision of Information and Advisory Services 6,348

Provision of Communication and Advice

6,348 3,448

Qualifications Support Structures

6,049 Transferred to Qualifications Support Structures, category of the Oversight and Administration of the Qualifications System MCA  

Qualifications Support Structures

6,049 6,049

Quality Assurance

5,359 Transferred to Quality Assurance, category of the Oversight and Administration of the Qualifications System MCA  

Quality Assurance

5,359 5,094

Secondary School Assessments

26,760 Transferred to Secondary School Assessments, category of the Oversight and Administration of the Qualifications System MCA  

Secondary School Assessments

28,048 28,048
    Transferred from Remission of Fees 1,288      

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

           

Oversight of the Education System MCA

     

Oversight of the Education System MCA

   

Departmental Output Expense

     

Departmental Output Expense

   

Monitoring the Education System

13,450    

Monitoring the Education System

13,472 12,428
    Transferred from Provision of Information and Advisory Services (non-departmental output expense) 22      

Part 2:

           

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

   
(see Note 2)            

Early Childhood Education

1,869,448 Reclassification to Output Expense  

Early Childhood Education

1,872,008 1,975,651
    Transferred from Provision of Information and Advisory Services (non-departmental output expense) 2,560      

Primary Education

3,196,982 Reclassification to Output Expense  

Primary Education

3,196,982 3,293,423

Schooling Improvement

5,853 Reclassification to Output Expense  

Schooling Improvement

6,203 7,465
    Transferred from Provision of Information and Advisory Services (non-departmental output expense) 350      

Secondary Education

2,247,057 Reclassification to Output Expense  

Secondary Education

2,247,057 2,314,569

Support for Early Childhood Education Providers

11,826 Reclassification to Output Expense  

Support for Early Childhood Education Providers

11,826 11,226

UNESCO

2,083 Reclassification to Output Expense  

UNESCO

2,083 2,083

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

   

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

     

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

   

Non-Departmental Output Expense

     

Non-Departmental Output Expense

   

Curriculum Support

56,989    

Curriculum Support

57,699 56,252
    Transferred from Provision of Information and Advisory Services 710      

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

     

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

   

Non-Departmental Other Expense

     

Non-Departmental Output Expense

   

Learning Support

430,039 Reclassification to Output Expense  

Learning Support

430,992 448,615
    Transferred from Provision of Information and Advisory Services (non-departmental output expense) 953      

Part 3:

           

Benefits or Related Expenses

     

Benefits or Related Expenses

   
(see Note 3)            

Boarding Allowances

9,319 Transferred to Scholarships and Awards for Students (9,319)      

National Study Awards

16,983 Transferred to Scholarships and Awards for Teachers and Trainees (16,983)      

Puawaitanga Scholarships

1,152 Transferred to Scholarships and Awards for Students (1,152)      

Scholarships for Students to Attend Private Schools

3,826 Transferred to Scholarships and Awards for Students (3,826)      

Teacher Trainee Scholarships

1,992 Transferred to Scholarships and Awards for Teachers and Trainees (1,992)      
    Transferred from Boarding Allowances 9,319

Scholarships and Awards for Students

14,297 16,266
    Transferred from Puawaitanga Scholarships 1,152      
    Transferred from Scholarships for Students to Attend Private Schools 3,826      
    Transferred from National Study Awards 16,983

Scholarships and Awards for Teachers and Trainees

18,975 20,420
    Transferred from Teacher Trainee Scholarships 1,992      
Total Changes in Appropriations 7,917,398   -   7,917,398 8,201,037

After a review of Vote Education, a range of changes to appropriations have been implemented from 2018/19 as follows:

Note 1 - A new multi-category appropriation called Oversight and Administration of the Qualifications System MCA has been created from 2018/19 comprising the functions and activities of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). The non-departmental output expenses Quality Assurance, Qualifications Support Structures, Secondary School Assessments and part of Provision of Information and Advisory Services, along with other expense Remission of Fees, have been combined under this MCA.

The Provision of Information and Advisory Services appropriation, reduced significantly from 2017/18 with the transfer of Careers New Zealand functions to the Tertiary Education Commission (Vote Tertiary Education) and the movement of NZQA funding to the new MCA above from 2018/19, has been disestablished and the remaining components transferred to other non-departmental output expense appropriations or categories including Early Childhood Education, Learning Support (Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA), Curriculum Support (Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA), Schooling Improvement, as well as departmental output expense Monitoring the Education System (Oversight of the Education System MCA).

Note 2 - Most non-departmental other expense appropriations have been reclassified as non-departmental output expenses from 2018/19 including Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, Schooling Improvement, Secondary Education, Support for Early Childhood Education Providers, and UNESCO.

Note 3 - Benefits or Related Expenses appropriations covering scholarships and awards for students and scholarships and awards for teachers and teacher trainees have been consolidated under two new appropriations, Scholarships and Awards for Students and Scholarships and Awards for Teachers and Trainees.

Explanations of the reasons for changing the appropriation structure are noted in the details of each appropriation in Parts 2-4.

1.5 - Relationship between Individual Appropriations and the Work Programmes

Long term outcomes and objectives Contributing to one or two objectives Contributing to all objectives

The education system is relevant and reaches all children and students

  • High quality regulatory, funding and institutional arrangements
  • High quality curriculum and qualifications frameworks
  • High quality infrastructure
  • Information and data enabling good decision-making
  • School Property Portfolio Management (M26)
  • Support and Resources for Parents and the Community (M26)
  • Ministry of Education - Capital Expenditure PLA (M26)
  • Contribution to the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (M26)
  • Early Childhood Education (M26)
  • Primary Education (M26)
  • School Managed Network Funding (M26)
  • School Transport (M26)
  • Schooling Improvement (M26)
  • Support for Early Childhood Education Providers (M26)
  • Teacher-Led Innovation Fund (M26)
  • UNESCO (M26)
  • Scholarships and Awards for Students (M26)
  • Scholarships and Awards for Teachers and Trainees (M26)
  • Integrated Schools Property (M26)
  • School Support Project (M26)
  • Schools Furniture and Equipment (M26)
  • Schools Payroll Sustainability Loan (M26)
  • Support and Resources for Education Providers (M26)
  • Secondary Education (M26)
  • Home Schooling Allowances (M26)
  • Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA (M26)
  • Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA (M26)
  • Oversight and Administration of the Qualifications System MCA (M26)
  • Oversight of the Education System MCA (M26)

Every child and student achieves educational success

  • Informed and supportive parents, whanau, iwi, communities and employers
  • Effective teaching and educational leadership
  • High participation and engagement
  • All learners achieving and progressing to their potential
  • Support and Resources for Parents and the Community (M26)
  • Contribution to the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (M26)
  • Early Childhood Education (M26)
  • Primary Education (M26)
  • School Transport (M26)
  • Schooling Improvement (M26)
  • Secondary-Tertiary Interface (M26)
  • Support for Early Childhood Education Providers (M26)
  • Supporting Parenting (M26)
  • Teacher-Led Innovation Fund (M26)
  • Scholarships and Awards for Students (M26)
  • Scholarships and Awards for Teachers and Trainees (M26)
 

New Zealanders have skills and knowledge for work and life

  • Skills match labour market needs
  • Socially and culturally confident and competent people
  • Internationally credible skills and institutions
  • High quality research and innovation
  • Secondary-Tertiary Interface (M26)
  • Scholarships and Awards for Students (M26)
 

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

School Property Portfolio Management (M26)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to support and advice for schools on property issues; managing and supporting the purchase and construction of new property; and upgrades to existing property and disposal of surplus property; managing teacher and caretaker housing; and other services provided by the Ministry of Education in its stewardship of the land, buildings and other facilities that comprise the State school sector property portfolio.
Expenses and Revenue
  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,794,597 1,790,597 1,826,444
Revenue from the Crown 1,773,785 1,773,785 1,823,258
Revenue from Others 23,243 23,243 3,186
Components of the Appropriation
  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Capital charge 1,040,980 1,036,980 1,068,168
Depreciation 600,080 600,080 608,966
Management of the School Sector Property Portfolio 153,537 153,537 149,310
Total 1,794,597 1,790,597 1,826,444
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a school sector property infrastructure that ensures a fit-for-purpose learning environment.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The Ministry is seen as a high quality property manager for government as measured by the Asset Management maturity index for the school property portfolio (see Note 1).

Lower Advanced Intermediate (75%) 75-80%

Percentage of State schools with a utilisation ratio between 75% and 105% as an indicator of the effective use of the school property portfolio (see Note 2).

65% 65% 65%

Percentage of State school buildings with property-related elements of Innovative Learning Environment assessments showing functionality score of '3' or better (see Note 3).

65% 65% 65%

Percentage of State school buildings with a maintenance index of '3' or better as an indicator of the relative maintenance requirements for buildings in the school property portfolio (see Note 4).

New measure 85% 85%

Note 1 - The Asset Management maturity index scale is 0-20% Aware, 20-40% Minimum, 40-60% Core, 60-80% Intermediate and 80-100% Advanced on the index criteria established by the Treasury, where Lower Advanced means 80-90% on that scale.

Note 2 - Utilisation is expressed as the ratio of the number of classrooms a school is entitled to relative to its actual number of classrooms at the school. Classroom entitlement is calculated based on maximum roll figures, school types, Maori immersion rolls, special needs and technology aspects of the school. This measure covers about 70% of State schools in total and excludes schools with 100 or fewer students and schools which are less than 10 years old. Schools with enrolments of 100 students or fewer are excluded because small variations in enrolments will result in major changes in utilisation, and new schools are excluded because they would have been built in anticipation of future need for increased space.

Note 3 - The functionality measure is based on property-related elements of Innovative Learning Environment (ILE) assessments conducted by accredited assessors at the time each school prepares its 10-year property plan (10YPP). This measure is only available for a subset of schools at present (covering about 60% of State school buildings) but will be progressively applied across all schools as part of the property planning cycle. The functionality of buildings is scored on a nominal scale of 1 to 5 (1 being the highest functionality rating) based on the extent to which the building is assessed as being compliant (0%, 50% or 100%) with requirements for Designing Quality Learning Space (DQLS), Health and Hygiene (H&H) and Flexible Learning Spaces (FLS). A rating of 1 applies to buildings which comply with DQLS, H&H and FLS criteria. A rating of 2 applies to buildings which score 100% for both DQLS and H&H criteria. A rating of 3 applies to buildings which have either a score of at least 50% for both DQLS and H&H criteria or 100% for one of these criteria. A rating of 4 applies to buildings which score 50% for one of DQLS and H&H criteria. A rating of 5 applies to buildings which score 0% for both DQLS and H&H criteria.

Note 4 - The maintenance index is based on a nationwide physical inspection of school buildings. It is the ratio of each building's forward 10-year cost for maintaining the building to current standards relative to its replacement cost. The higher the ratio, the greater the degree of maintenance required. All other things being equal, a building with a higher ratio will tend to indicate poorer condition than a building with a lower ratio. This measure represents over 95% of total replacement value and about 70% of the number of buildings in the entire State school portfolio, excluding about 10,000 minor buildings such as sheds and covered walkways. For reporting purposes, building indices are shown on a scale from 1 to 5 (1 being the highest rating), defined as follows: 1 is an index of less than 5%, 2 is 5-10%, 3 is 10-20%, 4 is 20-30% and 5 is over 30%.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Education in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Supporting Infrastructure Service Delivery 2018/19 - 8,600 - - -
Christchurch Schools Rebuild 2018/19 - 1,695 4,803 4,803 4,803
School Growth Package 2018/19 - 1,072 6,259 15,638 23,769

Previous Government

           
New Zealand Schools Third Public Private Partnership Procurement Outcome and Adjustments to Appropriations 2018/19 - 1,518 (9,363) (9,725) (9,051)
Schools Growth Package 2017/18 3,093 11,222 20,575 29,205 31,066
Education Infrastructure Delivery - Additional Support 2017/18 8,000 8,000 - - -
Enhancement of the Education Access Function 2017/18 2,000 3,000 3,000 - -
Investing in Information and Communications Technology 2017/18 42 64 87 93 93
School Property Growth Package 2016/17 16,857 25,971 29,104 29,104 29,104
Christchurch Schools Rebuild 2016/17 8,886 15,264 15,264 15,264 15,264
Technology in Schools 2016/17 (320) (320) (320) (320) (320)
Third New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership 2015/16 (5,442) 1,693 27,069 26,787 26,509
New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership Project Two 2015/16 19,431 20,816 19,543 19,950 19,473
New Schools and Roll Growth Classrooms 2015/16 26,730 27,878 27,878 27,878 27,878
School Buildings Insurance 2015/16 8,500 8,500 8,500 8,500 8,500
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (1,357) (1,359) (1,072) (1,072) (1,072)
School Property Expansion 2014/15 19,830 19,830 19,830 19,830 19,830
Public Private Partnership - Hobsonville Point 2014/15 8,376 8,354 8,327 8,296 8,259
Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme: Property Components 2014/15 3,860 3,860 3,860 3,860 3,860
Asset Management Change Programme 2014/15 2,080 1,380 1,380 1,380 1,380
Savings - Property Procurement Efficiencies 2014/15 (615) (615) (615) (615) (615)
Greater Christchurch Schools Infrastructure Renewal Programme Business Case 2013/14 (2,500) - - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The $31.847 million increase in this appropriation for 2018/19 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • capital charge and depreciation related to new schools and additional classrooms ($19.463 million increase)
  • continuation of the Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme ($10.573 million increase)
  • continuation of the New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership programme ($10.016 million increase)
  • reduced savings in capital charge expense following the decrease in rate from 8% to 6% in 2016/17 ($8.946 million increase)
  • support for infrastructure service delivery due to declining baselines ($8.600 million increase)
  • utilisation of revenues from successful legal claims to cover costs associated with weather-tightness issues in schools in 2017/18 ($10.340 million decrease)
  • increased property portfolio management activity funded by revenue from the sale of property in 2017/18 ($9.286 million decrease)
  • increased provision for rental arrangements where building construction solutions are not available or are uneconomic in 2017/18 ($3.500 million decrease), and
  • rationalisation of school buildings transferred from 2016/17 to 2017/18 ($1.400 million decrease).

Services to Other Agencies RDA (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the provision of services by the Ministry of Education to government departments and other agencies where those services are not within the scope of another departmental output expense appropriation in Vote Education.

Expenses and Revenue

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,362 4,362 4,483
Revenue from Others 4,362 4,362 4,483

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to provide support services to government departments and other government or education agencies, on a cost-recovery basis, including office accommodation and related services, and information technology management and development services.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The minimum percentage of service standards which are agreed as 'Achieved' with the recipients of those services (see Note 1).

95% 95% 95%

Note 1 - The reported percentage is the lowest level of achievement across all service level agreements. The service standards and measures are outlined in the Information Communications and Technology - Business Services Catalogue.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Education in its annual report.

Support and Resources for Education Providers (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to expenditure on policies, regulations and services focused on the governance, management and operation of education providers.

Expenses and Revenue

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 110,872 106,172 114,141
Revenue from the Crown 109,732 109,732 113,001
Revenue from Others 1,140 1,140 1,140

Components of the Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Provision of Services 62,430 57,730 64,256
Resourcing of Providers 26,670 26,670 28,113
Regulation of Providers 11,022 11,022 11,022
At-Risk Provider Interventions 10,750 10,750 10,750
Total 110,872 106,172 114,141

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve effective management and monitoring of services provided to the education sector that allows it to focus on educational success.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

All resourcing payments will be accurate and timely in respect of payment amounts, payment to the correct providers, schedules advised to public education service providers or agreements with those providers, timeframes notified to payees, and fulfilling statutory requirements:

     
  • accuracy
100% 100% 100%
  • on time.
100% 100% 100%

Percentage of payroll payments to eligible teachers and school support staff which are:

     
  • accurately calculated
99.5% 99.5% 99.5%
  • sent to financial institutions on time in order to be processed on or before advised pay dates.
99.5% 99.5% 99.5%

Percentage of decisions on proposed statutory interventions under Part 7A of the Education Act 1989 that are made within three months of the confirmed Education Review Office report being published, or request from boards of trustees, or referral from the sector, or determination by the Ministry (see Note 1).

95% 95% 95%

Note 1 - Part 7A of the Education Act 1989 allows the Minister of Education or the Secretary for Education (or their delegates) to put in place a statutory intervention in a State or State-integrated school. The Minister must have reasonable grounds to believe that the operation of the school, or the welfare or educational performance of its students, is at risk.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Education in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Teacher Supply Response Package 2018/19 - 1,000 500 770 600
Addressing Teacher Supply 2017/18 1,000 - - - -

Previous Government

           
Schools Payroll Sustainability Investment 2017/18 4,000 3,800 3,300 2,800 2,800
Schools Payroll - Holidays Act Project 2017/18 7,771 7,615 - - -
Investing in Information and Communications Technology 2017/18 51 76 104 111 111
Strengthening Frontline Service Delivery to Support Student Achievement 2017/18 2,237 6,697 884 - -
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (85) (84) (66) (66) (66)
Savings - School Transport Operational Efficiencies 2015/16 1,000 500 500 500 500
Education Payroll 2015/16 12,438 12,438 12,438 12,438 12,438
Education-Wide Funding System 2015/16 6,030 6,290 3,890 3,890 3,890
Achievement and Investment Management 2015/16 3,276 3,276 3,276 3,276 3,276

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The $3.269 million increase in this appropriation for 2018/19 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • strengthening frontline service delivery to support student achievement ($4.460 million increase), and
  • transfer from 2016/17 to 2017/18 for the project to ensure that the schools payroll service complies with Holidays Act legislation ($956,000 decrease).

Support and Resources for Parents and the Community (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to expenditure on support focused on increasing informed engagement by families and communities in their children's educational outcomes.

Expenses and Revenue

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 12,303 12,303 11,760
Revenue from the Crown 12,293 12,293 11,750
Revenue from Others 10 10 10

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to provide targeted information and support focused on creating informed demand and engagement by families and communities in education, and improving their ability to support their children's learning.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of families receiving targeted information and support who, after receipt of such support, report that they are more confident and better equipped to support their children's learning and make informed decisions about learning pathways (see Note 1):

     
  • all
80% 80% 80%
  • Maori
80% 80% 80%
  • Pasifika.
80% 80% 80%

Note 1 - As measured by the percentage of participants who showed a 'positive' or higher rating in initiative evaluation surveys, using a five-point scale where 4 is deemed 'positive'.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Education in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Previous Government

           
Investing in Information and Communications Technology 2017/18 13 20 27 29 29
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (11) (11) (9) (9) (9)

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The $543,000 decrease in this appropriation for 2018/19 is due mainly due to a transfer in 2017/18 for continuation of the corporate transformation programme ($550,000).

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections

Ministry of Education - Capital Expenditure PLA (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Education, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Capital Expenditure

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 63,528 63,528 49,800
Property, Plant and Equipment 929,662 929,662 1,027,750
Intangibles 29,837 29,837 33,645
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

1,023,027 1,023,027 1,111,195

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to provide strategic assets, including the renewal and replacement of life-expired assets, in support of the delivery of the Ministry of Education's services and responsibilities for schools.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of State schools with a utilisation ratio between 75% and 105% as an indicator of the effective use of the school property portfolio (see Note 1).

New measure 65% 65%

Percentage of State school buildings with property-related elements of Innovative Learning Environment assessments showing functionality score of '3' or better (see Note 2).

New measure 65% 65%

Percentage of State school buildings with a maintenance index of '3' or better as an indicator of the relative maintenance requirements for buildings in the school property portfolio (see Note 3).

85% 85% 85%

Note 1 - Utilisation is expressed as the ratio of the number of classrooms a school is entitled to relative to its actual number of classrooms at the school. Classroom entitlement is calculated based on maximum roll figures, school types, Maori immersion rolls, special needs and technology aspects of the school. This measure covers about 70% of State schools in total, and excludes schools with 100 or fewer students and schools which are less than 10 years old. Schools with enrolments of 100 students or fewer are excluded because small variations in enrolments will result in major changes in utilisation, and new schools are excluded because they would have been built in anticipation of future need for increased space.

Note 2 - The functionality measure is based on property-related elements of Innovative Learning Environment (ILE) assessments conducted by accredited assessors at the time each school prepares its 10-year property plan (10YPP). This measure is only available for a subset of schools at present (covering about 60% of State school buildings) but will be progressively applied across all schools as part of the property planning cycle. The functionality of buildings is scored on a nominal scale of 1 to 5 (1 being the highest functionality rating) based on the extent to which the building is assessed as being compliant (0%, 50% or 100%) with requirements for Designing Quality Learning Space (DQLS), Health and Hygiene (H&H) and Flexible Learning Spaces (FLS). A rating of 1 applies to buildings which comply with DQLS, H&H and FLS criteria. A rating of 2 applies to buildings which score 100% for both DQLS and H&H criteria. A rating of 3 applies to buildings which have either a score of at least 50% for both DQLS and H&H criteria or 100% for one of these criteria. A rating of 4 applies to buildings which score 50% for one of DQLS and H&H criteria. A rating of 5 applies to buildings which score 0% for both DQLS and H&H criteria.

Note 3 - The maintenance index is based on a nationwide physical inspection of school buildings. It is the ratio of each building's forward 10-year cost for maintaining the building to current standards relative to its replacement cost. The higher the ratio, the greater the degree of maintenance required. All other things being equal, a building with a higher ratio will tend to indicate poorer condition than a building with a lower ratio. This measure represents over 95% of total replacement value and about 70% of the number of buildings in the entire State school portfolio, excluding about 10,000 minor buildings such as sheds and covered walkways. For reporting purposes, building indices are shown on a scale from 1 to 5 (1 being the highest rating), defined as follows: 1 is an index of less than 5%, 2 is 5-10%, 3 is 10-20%, 4 is 20-30% and 5 is over 30%.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Education in its annual report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The $88.168 million increase in this appropriation for 2018/19 is due to a combination of:

  • additional spend on school redevelopments, new schools and roll growth ($135.572 million increase)
  • additional investment in Information and Communications Technology in line with progress of projects ($3.886 million increase)
  • fit-out of office accommodation ($2.515 million increase)
  • completion of the Third New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership undertaken in 2017/18 ($40.077 million decrease), and
  • fewer land acquisitions in line with the number of new schools later in the forecast period ($13.728 million decrease).

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets

Ministry of Education

Details of Net Asset Schedule 2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2018/19
Opening Balance 17,461,621 17,746,137  
Capital Injections 330,255 313,263 Construction of new schools and roll growth classrooms ($199.765 million), the Christchurch Schools Rebuild Programme ($56.500 million), the School Growth Package ($46.727 million), funding requirements for schools procured under Public Private Partnership ($10.150 million) and expansion of Learning Support services ($121,000).
Capital Withdrawals (38,511) (20,774) Decisions to procure new schools under Public Private Partnership contracts rather than through traditional procurement process ($18.374 million) and transfer to non-departmental capital expenditure appropriation Schools Furniture and Equipment for the Wireless School Network Upgrade Project ($2.400 million).
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) (7,228) (266) Net unrealised loss on interest rate swap derivatives with the New Zealand Debt Management Office.
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

17,746,137 18,038,360  

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations

3.1 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Contribution to the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (M26)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to a contribution towards the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand carrying out its leadership and other statutory functions for the teaching profession and education.
Expenses
  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 15,042 13,542 15,242
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve effective professional leadership, investment in teacher professional capability, support and administration of the education profession across the early childhood and schooling sectors, and support for activities directed at raising the status of the teaching profession.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The percentage of applications for issue and renewal of practising certificates submitted for appraisal by professional leaders that are reviewed under the auditing and moderation process.

10% 10% 10%

The percentage of new registrations and renewals of practising certificates processed within 20 working days.

65% 60% 65%

The percentage of decisions on referrals to the Disciplinary Tribunal that are made within eight months of the referral to the Disciplinary Tribunal.

New measure 90% 95%

The percentage of professional leaders' appraisal of applications for practising certificates that are robust (see Note 1).

New measure New measure Baseline year

Note 1 - Standards are set and maintained through the Code of Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession. This measure demonstrates that decision-making, using the Code and Standards, is robust, as confirmed through the audit and moderation process.

The following information from the Education Council Annual Report 2017 for the 2016/17 financial year is provided as a reference for context only:

  • 5,000 new teacher registrations
  • 101,000 teachers with current practising certificates
  • 591 teachers (0.6%) had complaints and mandatory reports made about them (see Note 1)
  • 370 teachers (0.4%) had conditions placed on their practising certificates (see Note 1)
  • 28 teacher registrations cancelled (0.02%) (see Note 1).

Note 1 - Expressed as a percentage of the number of teachers with current practising certificates.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Education in a report appended to the Ministry of Education's annual report.

Service Providers
Provider 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

       
Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand 13,754 12,254 14,171 Ongoing
Other Providers 1,288 1,288 1,071 2021/22

Total

15,042 13,542 15,242  
Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Previous Government

           
Police Vetting Services 2017/18 (407) (323) - - -
Education Council Online Services - Contingency Draw Down 2016/17 1,288 1,071 979 979 979
Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand: One-off Increase in Crown Funding 2016/17 6,946 9,458 - - -
Settlement of the Primary Teachers' and the Primary Principals' Collective Agreements 2016-2018 and the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement 2016-2019 2016/17 3,409 7 - - -
Settlement of 2016-2019 Collective Agreements for Area School Teachers' and Secondary Principals' 2016/17 236 118 - - -
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 2,192 733 - - -

Early Childhood Education (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to subsidising delivery of early childhood education services for children under six years of age by licensed and chartered early childhood education services and by licence-exempt and certificated centres and the provision of related funds to such services and centres.

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 1,975,651

Components of the Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
20 Hours Early Childhood Education - - 1,047,418
Licensed Early Childhood Education (Two and Over) - - 433,773
Licensed Early Childhood Education (Under Two) - - 404,625
Targeted Funding Pool - - 86,093
Licence-exempt Early Childhood Education - - 3,742
Total

-

-

1,975,651

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Output Expense: Provision of Information and Advisory Services 2,560 2,560 -
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Other Expense: Early Childhood Education 1,869,448 1,860,000 -

Total

1,872,008

1,862,560

1,975,651

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve access to early childhood education for all young children.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of early childhood education centres/services providing services to the standard required to meet regulatory requirements (see Note 1).

98% 98% 98%

Note 1 - Services not meeting standards are put on a provisional or suspended licence and an improvement plan is implemented. Licences are cancelled if improvements are not complied with within a maximum of 12 months.

The following information is an indication of expected numbers and is provided for context only.

  2015/16 2016/17 Estimated Actual 2017/18 Forecast 2018/19
Subsidised hours provided by licensed and chartered early childhood education services:        
  • kindergartens
26.2 million 26.7 million 25 million-29 million 25 million-29 million
  • playcentres
2.7 million 2.6 million 2.4 million-2.8 million 2.4 million-2.8 million
  • education and care centres
130 million 145.4 million 114 million-160 million 114 million-145 million
  • home-based
22.7 million 23.6 million 23 million-29 million 24 million-25 million
  • kohanga reo
11 million 10.7 million 9 million-13 million 10 million-11 million
  • hours of early childhood education provided by certified playgroups.
1.7 million 1.6 million 1.5 million-2 million 1.5 million-2 million

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Education in a report appended to the Ministry of Education's annual report.

Service Providers

Provider 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

       
The Correspondence School 3,216 3,216 3,436 Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

       
Education and Care Centres 1,424,792 1,415,344 1,506,764 Ongoing
Kindergarten 243,593 243,593 257,156 Ongoing
Playcentre 13,096 13,096 13,789 Ongoing
Home-based 107,928 107,928 113,734 Ongoing
Te Kohanga Reo 68,978 68,978 70,451 Ongoing
Community Action Groups 2,025 2,025 2,114 Ongoing
Playgroups 3,471 3,471 3,624 Ongoing
Non-Government Organisations, Iwi and Community Groups 3,466 3,466 3,073 Ongoing
Private Training Establishments 1,443 1,443 1,510 Ongoing

Total

1,872,008

1,862,560

1,975,651

 

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Cost Adjustment for Early Childhood Education 2018/19 - 13,680 29,218 30,308 31,606
Improvements to the Implementation of Communities of Learning | Kahui Ako in 2018 2018/19 - 1,270 1,850 - -
Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant 2018/19 - 7 15 15 15
Reprioritisation - Removing Underutilised ECE Participation Funds 2017/18 (1,163) (1,513) (1,513) (1,513) (1,513)

Previous Government

           
Early Childhood Education - Targeted Funding for Disadvantage 2017/18 5,000 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Operational Grant Funding Increase for Schools 2017/18 6 12 12 12 12
Settlement of the Primary Teachers' and the Primary Principals' Collective Agreements 2016-2018 and the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement 2016-2019 2016/17 6,859 7,073 7,073 7,073 7,073
Settlement of 2016-2019 Collective Agreements for Area School Teachers and Secondary Principals 2016/17 6 9 9 9 9
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 48 51 51 51 51
Cost Adjustment for Schools Operational Grant Funding 2015/16 9 9 9 9 9
Savings - Reprioritisation of Funding from Early Childhood Education Outcome-Based Purchase Agreements 2015/16 (4,000) (4,000) (4,000) (4,000) (4,000)
Kindergarten Teachers, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers' Collective Agreement 2013-2016 2015/16 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,300
Cost Adjustment to Operational Grants for Schools 2014/15 27 27 27 27 27

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has been reclassified from non-departmental other expense from 2018/19 and now includes an element of a disestablished appropriation as shown in the Comparators for Restructured Appropriation table above. The reorganisation of appropriations for 2018/19 is also set out in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

The $103.643 million increase in this appropriation for 2018/19 compared to the equivalent appropriation in 2017/18 is mainly due to:

  • volume growth driven mainly by increased immigration, higher-than-expected birth rates and the success of initiatives to improve awareness and engagement of families in early childhood education services ($79.531 million increase)
  • changes in the mix of expenditure between service types, subsidy types and age of children ($17.154 million increase)
  • full-year effect of Budget 2017 targeted funding for disadvantaged children ($5 million increase)
  • transfer from non-departmental output expense Provision of Information and Advisory Services for Te Kohanga Reo National Trust ($2.560 million increase), and
  • improvements to the implementation of Communities of Learning | Kahui Ako in 2018 ($1.270 million increase).

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Reference Conditions
Early Childhood Education Funding Handbook
  • for teacher-led centre-based services, the proportion of hours worked by teachers who are registered and early childhood education qualified
  • for teacher-led home-based and parent-led services, whether they meet the quality funding criteria set out in the Early Childhood Education Funding Handbook
  • for teacher-led services, kohanga reo and playcentres, whether three and four year olds are receiving 20 hours Early Childhood Education
  • the age of children (under two, two and over), and
  • hours of provision (all-day or sessional).
Targeted Funding Pools
  • conditions for Equity Funding and Annual Top-up for Isolated Services are set out in the Early Childhood Education Funding Handbook, and
  • conditions for teacher supply initiatives and Establishment Funding are promulgated by the Ministry of Education.
Playgroup Funding Handbook
  • sets standards and reporting requirements for use of Playgroup funding.

Primary Education (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to providing roll-based operations funding to schools, teacher and management salaries, support costs and supplementary funding programmes to enable the delivery of the National Curriculum to all students for Years 0 to 8.

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 3,293,423

Components of the Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Salaries Funding - - 2,328,898
Operations and Other Funding - - 964,525
Total - - 3,293,423

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Other Expense: Primary Education 3,196,982 3,185,000 -

Total

3,196,982

3,185,000

3,293,423

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to deliver relevant curriculum for all Year 0 to 8 students in all schools through the development of tailored programmes and resources to meet the needs of all students.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Participation in primary education - The percentage of students attending school regularly (see Note 1):

     
  • all students
70% 67% 70%
  • Maori students
70% 55% 70%
  • Pasifika students.
70% 56% 70%

Percentage of School Analysis of Variance Reports received from schools (see Note 2).

90% 90% 90%

Percentage of primary schools receiving additional funding for Maori language resourcing Levels 1 and 2 (see Notes 3, 4 and 5).

Baseline year Baseline year Maintain baseline

Percentage of children who complete Years 1 to 8 in Maori-medium education Levels 1 and 2 (see Notes 3 and 5).

Baseline year Baseline year Maintain baseline

The following information is an indication of expected numbers and is provided for context only.

  2015/16 2016/17 Estimated Actual 2017/18 Forecast 2018/19
Number of Year 1 to 8 students in English-medium receiving the National Curriculum (see Note 6). 478,524 489,038 497,795 502,700
Number of Year 1 to 8 students in Maori-medium receiving the Te Aho Arataki Marau mo te Ako i Te Reo Maori (see Note 6). 14,828 15,164 15,862 16,300
Total number of Full-time Teacher Equivalents teaching Years 0 to 8 (see Note 7). 25,844 26,241 26,900 27,000
Number of primary schools receiving additional funding for Maori language resourcing Levels 1 and 2 (see Notes 5 and 8). 262 259 257 254

Note 1 - Attending regularly is defined as attending at least 90% of half days. This is measured through a Term 2 survey that approximately 80% of schools complete.

Note 2 - School Analysis of Variance Reports report on a school's performance compared to agreed performance goals.

Note 3 - This measure covers State and State-integrated schools only. The 2017/18 Budget Standard and Estimated Actual refer to the 2017 calendar year. The 2018/19 Budget Standard refers to the 2018 calendar year.

Note 4 - Funding is allocated based on information on the level of Maori language learning which schools provide in their roll returns, subject to an annual auditing and verification process to confirm the appropriate level of funding.

Note 5 - There are five levels of funding, based on hours the curriculum is taught in Te Reo Maori per week. Levels 1 and 2 are described below:

  • Level 1 - more than 20 and up to 25 hours
  • Level 2 - more than 12.5 and up to 20 hours.

Note 6 - This is calculated from the July School Roll returns.

Note 7 - This number includes English-medium and Maori-medium at full primary, contributing and intermediate schools, but excludes Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua, Te Kura Correspondence School, private schools and composite schools or schools that pro-rata their roll. The calculation is based on a survey conducted in the first pay run of April.

Note 8 - This indicator covers State and State-integrated schools only and is based on the calendar year.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Education in a report appended to the Ministry of Education's annual report.

Service Providers

Provider 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

       
State Schools (1,685) and State-integrated Schools (232) 3,169,593 3,157,611 3,265,562 Ongoing
The Correspondence School 3,339 3,339 3,377 Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

       
Private Schools (31) 14,301 14,301 14,559 Ongoing
Partnership Schools (3) 3,056 3,056 3,111 Ongoing but under review
Statutory Managers 4,604 4,604 4,687 Ongoing
Private Organisations 2,089 2,089 2,127 Ongoing

Total

3,196,982

3,185,000

3,293,423

 

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant 2018/19 - 5,727 11,542 11,635 11,574
Teacher Supply Response Package 2018/19 - 3,090 2,060 - -
Reprioritisation - Funding Arrangements for Private Schools 2018/19 - (142) (284) (284) (284)
Reprioritisation - Investing In Educational Success Underspend 2017/18 (29,976) - - - -
Improvements to the Implementation of Communities of Learning | Kahui Ako in 2018 2017/18 (6,885) 1,318 1,567 - -
Addressing Teacher Supply 2017/18 730 (250) - - -

Previous Government

           
The Next Three-Year (2016/17 - 2018/19) Refugee Quota Programme 2018/19 - 442 782 1,123 1,464
Third New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership 2018/19 - (345) (748) (807) (866)
Support Teacher Supply Initiatives: Expansion of the Auckland Beginner Teachers Project and the Reinstatement of the International Relocation Grant 2017/18 1,760 800 - - -
Funding and Contract Improvements to the Partnership Schools Model 2017/18 76 145 162 162 153
Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category 2017/18 45 35 35 35 35
Operational Grant Funding Increase for Schools 2017/18 4,652 9,378 9,381 9,426 9,426
Education Recovery and Response: Kaikoura Earthquakes 2016/17 280 106 - - -
Establishing Round Four Partnership Schools | Kura Houra 2016/17 235 496 593 612 635
Settlement of the Primary Teachers' and the Primary Principals' Collective Agreements 2016-2018 and the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement 2016-2019 2016/17 88,211 83,869 83,869 83,869 83,869
Settlement of 2016-2019 Collective Agreements for Area School Teachers and Secondary Principals 2016/17 1,184 1,620 1,620 1,620 1,620
Investing in Educational Success: Implementation and Operating Contingency Update 2016/17 44,224 49,010 49,992 48,716 48,716
Operational Grant Increase to Schools to Support Children Most at Risk of Not Achieving 2016/17 8,423 8,393 8,352 8,352 8,352
New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership Project Two 2016/17 (764) (950) (1,010) (1,054) (1,099)
Selection of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua to Open in 2017 2015/16 227 275 316 352 370
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 8,757 9,415 9,415 9,415 9,415
Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Implementation 2015/16 101 - - - -
Cost Adjustment for Schools Operational Grant Funding 2015/16 6,536 6,556 6,556 6,556 6,556
Savings - Reductions to Network Contingency 2015/16 (1,560) (1,560) (1,560) (1,560) (1,560)
Investing in Educational Success: Design and Implementation 2014/15 47,975 47,975 47,975 47,975 47,975
Selection of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua to Open in 2015 2014/15 1,965 1,904 1,904 1,904 1,904
Cost Adjustment to Operational Grants for Schools 2014/15 12,765 12,765 12,765 12,765 12,765
Partnership Schools Further Funding 2014/15 182 182 182 182 182
Expansion of Reading Together 2014/15 681 681 681 681 681
Savings - Relieving Teachers 2014/15 (1,000) (1,000) (1,000) (1,000) (1,000)
Savings - School Accommodation Business Case (State School Property Maintenance Grant) 2014/15 (1,145) (1,145) (1,145) (1,145) (1,145)

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was previously classified under non-departmental other expenses. The reorganisation of appropriations for 2018/19 is also set out in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

The $96.441 million increase in this appropriation compared to the equivalent appropriation in 2017/18 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • return to the Crown of 2017/18 Investing in Educational Success underspend ($29.976 million increase)
  • difference in estimated school term start dates between the two financial years ($22.198 million increase)
  • additional teachers' salary costs mainly from increased rolls, changes in the level of effective average rates and settlement of collective employment agreements ($18.570 million increase)
  • increase in school operations grant allocations ($10.301 million increase)
  • supporting the collaboration of early learning services implementing Communities of Learning | Kahui Ako ($8.203 million increase)
  • increased provision for the revised cost profile for Investing in Educational Success ($4.786 million increase)
  • grants to schools boards of trustees towards triennial election costs ($2.834 million increase)
  • effect of transfer in 2017/18 to departmental output expense category Interventions for Target Student Groups in Outcomes for Target Students Groups MCA to cover the cost of initial investigation into pay equity claims ($1.731 million increase)
  • initiatives to ease short to medium-term pressure on teacher supply ($1.150 million increase), and
  • transfer of funding to Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA, departmental output expense Support and Resources for Teachers for enhancement to Progress and Consistency Tool/Te Waharoa Ararua ($2.829 million decrease).

School Managed Network Funding (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to supporting schools' purchase of a core package of managed network services from the provider of the managed network service.

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 30,450 30,450 28,750

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve equitable access to a secure managed network for schools.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of eligible schools connected to the managed network (see Note 1).

Revised measure 98% 99.5%

Percentage of schools which voluntarily disconnect from Network for Learning Ltd.

Less than 2% Less than 2% Less than 2%

Note 1 - Eligible schools are defined as State schools, integrated schools and partnership schools.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Network for Learning Ltd in its annual report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The $1.700 million decrease in this appropriation for 2018/19 is due to a transfer from 2016/17 to 2017/18 owing to re-negotiation of statement of works and amendments to service implementation of the managed network which is a component of the Education Sector Digital Strategy.

School Transport (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to transporting eligible students to and from State and state integrated schools and associated facilities.

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 198,450 198,450 189,950

Components of the Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Daily Services 100,723 100,723 92,223
Technology Services 4,474 4,474 4,474
Directly Resourced Schools 38,711 38,711 38,711
Specialised School Transport Assistance 43,890 43,890 43,890
Conveyance Allowances 3,191 3,191 3,191
Other 7,461 7,461 7,461
Total 198,450 198,450 189,950

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve maximum attendance at schools by ensuring transport options are available for eligible students.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of journeys per annum completed without incident, in the provision of safe transport options to students who face transportation barriers.

99.9% 99.9% 99.9%

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Education in a report appended to the Ministry of Education's annual report.

Service Providers

Provider 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

       
Directly Resourced Schools 38,711 38,711 38,711 Funding Agreements expire at the end of December 2020
Kura Kaupapa Maori 7,461 7,461 7,461 Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

       
School Transport Daily Service Operators (approximately 81 providers, of which 15 receive more than $1 million per annum, including three of more than $10 million) 100,723 100,723 92,223 Contracts expire at the end of December 2020
School Transport Technology Service Operators (approximately 74 providers) 4,474 4,474 4,474 Contracts expire at the end of December 2020
Special Education School Transport Operators (approximately 16 providers) 43,890 43,890 43,890 Most contracts expire at the end of December 2019 with a further 6 years of extension possible
Parents and Caregivers 3,191 3,191 3,191 Ongoing

Total

198,450

198,450

189,950

 

The table above shows the main service providers for this appropriation.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Previous Government

           
Savings - School Transport Operational Efficiencies 2015/16 (5,000) (10,000) (10,000) (10,000) (10,000)

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The $8.500 million decrease in this appropriation for 2018/19 is due to savings arising from operational efficiencies ($5.500 million) and increased funding in 2017/18 only for specialised school transport assistance ($3 million).

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Reference Conditions
Cabinet decision Students who are aged five and over and enrolled in a State or State-integrated school are eligible for school transport assistance where they:
  • live more than a set distance from the nearest appropriate school (not necessarily the school they attend), or
  • attend a Maori-medium school, and
  • there is no suitable public transport available.
An eligible student's entitlement can be a conveyance allowance, place on a school bus or a combination of both.

Schooling Improvement (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to school support and schooling improvement projects, including iwi-strengthening education projects, to improve the capability of schools and school clusters and their responsiveness to the needs of their communities.

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 7,465

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Output Expense: Provision of Information and Advisory Services 350 350 -
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Other Expense: Schooling Improvement 5,853 5,853 -

Total

6,203

6,203

7,465

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve improved education outcomes through supporting schools in their responsiveness to the needs of their communities, including iwi-strengthening projects.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of Maori learners supported through our shared investment with iwi that make measurable achievement gains (see Note 1).

75% 75% 75%

Note 1 - These learners are identified in the contracts with iwi and are monitored towards attainment of qualifications such as the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Education in a report appended to the Ministry of Education's annual report.

Service Providers

Provider 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

       
National Maori Organisations and Iwi Authorities 3,438 3,438 5,050 Multiple contracts with different expiry dates
Statutory Managers 2,415 2,415 2,415 Multiple contracts with different expiry dates
Other providers 350 350 -  

Total

6,203

6,203

7,465

 

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Improvements to the Implementation of Communities of Learning | Kahui Ako in 2018 2018/19 - 800 1,600 800 -

Previous Government

           
Supporting Schools At-risk - Additional Funding 2017/18 600 600 - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was previously classified under non-departmental other expenses. The appropriation now also includes an element of a disestablished appropriation as shown in the Comparators for Restructured Appropriation table above. The reorganisation of appropriation for 2018/19 is also set out in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

Secondary Education (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to providing roll-based operations funding to schools, teacher and management salaries, support costs and supplementary funding programmes to enable the delivery of the National Curriculum to all students for Years 9 to 13.

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 2,314,569

Components of the Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Salaries Funding - - 1,612,060
Operations and Other Funding - - 702,509
Total - - 2,314,569

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Other Expense: Secondary Education 2,247,057 2,235,000 2,314,569

Total

2,247,057

2,235,000

2,314,569

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to deliver relevant curriculum for all Year 9 to 13 students in all schools through the development of tailored programmes and resources to meet the needs of all students.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of 18 year olds with NCEA Level 2 or equivalent:

     
  • all
Improve on previous year's result Improved on previous year's result (87.1%) Improve on previous year's result
  • Maori
Improve on previous year's result Improved on previous year's result (77.8%) Improve on previous year's result
  • Pasifika.
Improve on previous year's result Improved on previous year's result (82.5%) Improve on previous year's result

Percentage of school leavers with NCEA Level 2 and a Vocational Pathways Award.

30% 30% 30%

Percentage of school leavers progressing directly from NCEA Level 2 and 3 or equivalent to Level 4 or above tertiary study.

55% 55% 55%

The following information is an indication of expected numbers and is provided for context only.

  2015/16 2016/17 Estimated Actual 2017/18 Forecast 2018/19
Number of students receiving Year 9 to 13 curriculum (see Note 1). 285,487 288,386 278,000 279,000
Total number of Full-time Teacher Equivalents teaching Years 9 to 13 (see Note 2). 21,260 21,921 21,000 21,100
Number of 18 year olds with NCEA Level 2 or equivalent:        
  • all students
51,299 51,412 52,281 Not forecasted
  • Maori students
9,476 10,018 10,848 Not forecasted
  • Pasifika students.
5,249 5,410 5,573 Not forecasted

Note 1 - This is calculated from the March School Roll returns, using full-time equivalents.

Note 2 - This number includes English-medium and Maori-medium teachers at secondary and composite schools, but excludes Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua, Te Kura Correspondence School and private schools. The calculation is based on a survey conducted in the first pay run of April.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Education in a report appended to the Ministry of Education's annual report.

Service Providers

Provider 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

       
State Schools (359) and State-integrated Schools (99) 2,163,571 2,151,514 2,229,549 Ongoing
The Correspondence School 38,032 38,032 38,654 Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

       
Private Schools (51) 27,226 27,226 27,226 Ongoing
Partnership Schools (12) 13,301 13,301 13,347 Ongoing but under review
Statutory Managers 1,989 1,989 1,989 Ongoing
National Maori Organisations and Iwi Authorities 1,198 1,198 2,029 Ongoing
Private Organisations and Trusts 1,740 1,740 1,775 Ongoing

Total

2,247,057

2,235,000

2,314,569

 

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant 2018/19 - 4,054 8,170 8,182 8,204
Teacher Supply Response Package 2018/19 - 1,650 1,180 930 550
Reprioritisation - Funding Arrangements for Private Schools 2018/19 - (405) (810) (810) (810)
Reprioritisation - Investing In Educational Success Underspend 2017/18 (17,399) - - - -
Improvements to the Implementation of Communities of Learning | Kahui Ako in 2018 2017/18 (3,995) 766 909 - -
Addressing Teacher Supply 2017/18 250 134 929 546 -

Previous Government

           
The Next Three-Year (2016/17 - 2018/19) Refugee Quota Programme 2018/19 - 870 1,311 1,752 2,193
Support Teacher Supply Initiatives: Expansion of the Auckland Beginner Teachers Project and the Reinstatement of the International Relocation Grant 2017/18 200 200 - - -
Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua Round Five 2017/18 1,069 1,162 4,421 6,320 7,626
Funding and Contract Improvements to the Partnership Schools Model 2017/18 374 705 788 788 747
Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category 2017/18 89 46 46 46 46
Operational Grant Funding Increase for Schools 2017/18 3,322 6,658 6,676 6,671 6,671
Funding for Employment-Based Initial Teacher Education 2017/18 494 1,688 1,896 703 -
Education Recovery and Response: Kaikoura Earthquakes 2016/17 140 54 - - -
Establishing Round Four Partnership Schools | Kura Houra 2016/17 535 (496) (593) (612) (635)
Settlement of the Primary Teachers' and the Primary Principals' Collective Agreements 2016-2018 and the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement 2016-2019 2016/17 1,258 1,592 1,592 1,592 1,592
Settlement of 2016-2019 Collective Agreements for Area School Teachers and Secondary Principals 2016/17 9,939 13,619 13,619 13,619 13,619
Operational Grant Increase to Schools to Support Children Most at Risk of Not Achieving 2016/17 3,847 3,834 3,815 3,815 3,815
Investing in Educational Success: Implementation and Operating Contingency Update 2016/17 23,987 26,765 27,334 26,635 26,635
Additional Trades Academy Places 2016/17 (2,716) (2,716) (2,716) (2,716) (2,716)
Selection of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua to Open in 2017 2015/16 2,334 2,908 3,237 3,320 3,362
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 73,557 79,084 79,084 79,084 79,084
Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Implementation 2015/16 429 - - - -
Cost Adjustment for Schools Operational Grant Funding 2015/16 4,744 4,715 4,715 4,715 4,715
Savings - Reductions to Network Contingency 2015/16 (1,140) (1,140) (1,140) (1,140) (1,140)
Savings - Trades Academies 2015/16 (2,468) (2,468) (2,468) (2,468) (2,468)
Re-Allocation of Youth Guarantee Fees-Free Places to Fund Additional Trades Academy Places 2014/15 (3,043) (3,043) (3,043) (3,043) (3,043)
Investing in Educational Success: Design and Implementation 2014/15 29,529 29,529 29,529 29,529 29,529
Selection of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua to Open in 2015 2014/15 3,188 3,091 3,091 3,091 3,091
Cost Adjustment to Operational Grants for Schools 2014/15 9,277 9,277 9,277 9,277 9,277
Partnership Schools Further Funding 2014/15 1,469 1,469 1,469 1,469 1,469
Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Partnership Pilot 2014/15 689 - - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was previously classified under non-departmental other expenses. The reorganisation of appropriation for 2018/19 is also set out in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

The $67.512 million increase in this appropriation for 2018/19 compared to the equivalent appropriation in 2017/18 is mainly due to:

  • return to the Crown of 2017/18 Investing in Educational Success underspend ($17.399 million)
  • additional teachers' salary costs mainly from increased rolls, changes in the level of effective average rates and settlement of collective employment agreements ($15.597 million)
  • difference in estimated school term start dates between the two financial years ($15.473 million)
  • increase in school operations grant allocations ($7.348 million)
  • supporting the collaboration of early learning services implementing Communities of Learning | Kahui Ako ($4.761 million)
  • revised cost profile for Investing in Educational Success ($2.778 million)
  • initiatives to ease short to medium-term pressure on teacher supply ($1.534 million)
  • grants to schools boards of trustees towards triennial election costs ($1.208 million), and
  • continuation and expansion of employment-based initial teacher education ($1.194 million).

Secondary-Tertiary Interface (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to delivery of programmes of learning at the secondary-tertiary interface.

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 74,512 73,660 74,512

Components of the Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
State Schools - Trades Academies 56,287 56,287 56,287
Tertiary Education Commission 18,225 17,373 18,225
Total

74,512

73,660

74,512

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve an increase in school students' continuing education to a tertiary level.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of students enrolled in secondary-tertiary programmes either retained or transitioned to further education, training, apprenticeships or employment.

New measure New measure 60%

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Education in a report appended to the Ministry of Education's annual report.

Service Providers

Provider 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

       
State Schools - Trades Academies 56,287 56,287 56,287 Ongoing
Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics 12,421 11,569 12,421 Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

       
Other 5,804 5,804 5,804 Ongoing

Total

74,512

73,660

74,512

 

The table above shows the main service providers for this appropriation.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Te Kawa Matakura 2019/20 - - 1,000 - -

Previous Government

           
Additional Trades Academy Places 2015/16 7,326 7,326 7,326 7,326 7,327
Youth Guarantee Trades Academies (Additional Places) 2015/16 2,468 2,468 2,468 2,468 2,468
Re-Allocation of Youth Guarantee Fees-Free Places to Fund Additional Trades Academy Places 2014/15 9,093 9,093 9,093 9,093 9,093

Support for Early Childhood Education Providers (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to assisting early childhood education services and other bodies corporate that provide child places for early childhood education.

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 11,226

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Other Expense: Support for Early Childhood Education Providers 11,826 11,826 -

Total

11,826

11,826

11,226

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve increased participation in early childhood education by creating more licensed child places through grants in the early childhood education sector.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of contracted early childhood education child places created to meet the needs of targeted communities as a result of the Targeted Assistance Programme.

Relocated measure (550-720) 1,000 550-720

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Education in a report appended to the Ministry of Education's annual report.

Service Providers

Provider 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

       
Early Childhood Centres 7,976 7,976 7,376 Multiple contracts with different expiry dates
Kindergartens 3,850 3,850 3,850 Multiple contracts with different expiry dates

Total

11,826

11,826

11,226

 

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Reprioritisation - Removing Underutilised Early Childhood Education Participation Funds 2018/19 - (4,300) (4,300) (4,300) (4,300)

Previous Government

           
Creating a Digitally Fluent Nation: Opportunities for our Education System 2017/18 (3,700) - - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was previously classified under non-departmental other expenses. The reorganisation of appropriations for 2018/19 is also set out in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Reference Conditions
Cabinet decision Partial-funding stream - grants to provide incentives or partial contributions towards the total cost of creating ECE places in low socio-economic status areas. The locations are determined by the Ministry of Education and include areas with many children missing out on ECE. Assistance under this stream shall be preferred and may cover a wide range of activities.
  Low-cost, high-value stream - grants to provide assistance by capitalising on low-cost but high-value community-driven proposals to create additional ECE places, with a maximum grant limit of $100,000. The locations are determined by the Ministry of Education.

Supporting Parenting (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to delivery of specific programmes and providing advice and support that enhances the role of parents/caregivers in the development of their children.

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 9,329 8,886 9,329

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve improved support by parents, families and whanau for their children's education.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of children enrolled in early childhood education as a result of the Engaging Priority Families programme.

870-1,000 870-1,000 870-1,000

Percentage of families from priority areas that are engaged in identifying their information and support needs, and co-designing targeted information and support specific to their needs (see Note 1).

75% 75% 75%

Note 1 - The selection of priority areas is informed by data (eg, poor education outcomes/low engagement with education institutions), evidence of apparent distinct needs (eg, among Maori, Pasifika and other ethnic groups), and evidence of disadvantage (eg, geographic isolation or limited internet access).

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Education in a report appended to the Ministry of Education's annual report.

Service Providers

Provider 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

       
Iwi and Community Groups 9,329 8,886 9,329 Multiple contracts with different expiry dates

Total

9,329

8,886

9,329

 

The table above shows the main service providers for this appropriation.

Teacher-Led Innovation Fund (M26)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses

Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Teacher-Led Innovation Fund (M26)

This appropriation is limited to supporting teacher-led innovation and classroom-based research of innovative teaching practices.

Commences: 01 July 2015

Expires: 30 June 2020
Original Appropriation 10,000
Adjustments to 2016/17 7,915
Adjustments for 2017/18 (300)
Adjusted Appropriation 17,615
Actual to 2016/17 Year End 4,505
Estimated Actual for 2017/18 4,000
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 4,740
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 4,370

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve innovative practice in order to improve learning outcomes, particularly for Maori students, Pasifika students, those with additional learning needs and those from low socio-economic backgrounds.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of completed research projects where there is evidence of new teaching practices since initiation of the fund (see Note 1).

95% 90% 85%

Note 1 - The Teacher-Led Innovation Fund is set for a five-year period with projects running over one, two and three year periods.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Education in a report appended to the Ministry of Education's annual report.

Service Providers

Provider 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

       
State and State-integrated Schools 4,000 4,000 4,740 30 June 2020

Total

4,000

4,000

4,740

 

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Previous Government

           
Investing in Educational Success: Implementation and Operating Contingency Update 2018/19 - 4,000 4,000 - -
Investing in Educational Success: Design and Implementation 2015/16 4,000 - - - -

UNESCO (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to providing administration and a programme of activities of the (New Zealand) National Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, including annual membership contribution to international administration and participation in regional and international activities.

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 2,083

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Other Expense: UNESCO 2,083 2,083 -

Total

2,083

2,083

2,083

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve support for ongoing membership and to enable participation in National Commission activities.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under section 15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989, as the amount of this annual appropriation for non-departmental output expenses is less than $5 million.

Service Providers

Provider 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

       
UNESCO National Commission 553 553 553 Ongoing
UNESCO International Body 1,530 1,530 1,530 Ongoing

Total

2,083

2,083

2,083

 

The table above shows the main service providers for this appropriation.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was previously classified under non-departmental other expenses. The reorganisation of appropriations for 2018/19 is also set out in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

3.2 - Non-Departmental Benefits or Related Expenses

Home Schooling Allowances (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to allowances for parents/caregivers of children in full-time correspondence programmes for primary and secondary education and parents/caregivers of children receiving their primary and secondary education at home (where a certificate of exemption from enrolment has been approved under section 21 of the Education Act 1989).

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 6,028 6,028 5,128

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve support for students engaged in education outside of the school system.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under section 15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act 1989, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of a supervision allowance for children who are home schooled under the Education Act 1989.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The $900,000 decrease in this appropriation for 2018/19 is due to additional allowance requirements for home schooling in 2017/18 that were not carried over to the next year.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Reference Conditions
Education Act 1989 Supervision allowance paid to parents of students exempted under section 21 of the Education Act 1989 from being enrolled at a registered school, as required under section 20.
Exemption is subject to satisfaction that:
  • the student will be taught at least as regularly and as well as in a registered school, and
  • in the case of a person who would otherwise be likely to need special education, the student will be taught at least as regularly and as well as in a special class or clinic or by a special service.

Scholarships and Awards for Students (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to scholarships and allowances for school students, including subsidies toward fees and travel costs and programmes.

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 16,266

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Education: Benefits or Related Expense: Boarding Allowances 9,319 9,319 -
Vote Education: Benefits or Related Expense: Puawaitanga Scholarships 1,152 1,152 -
Vote Education: Benefits or Related Expense: Scholarships for Students to Attend Private Schools 3,826 3,826 -

Total

14,297

14,297

16,266

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve greater educational opportunities and increased achievement for children and young people with high potential or from low income backgrounds.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under section 15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 because additional performance information is unlikely to be informative.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Discontinuation of the Aspire Scholarships 2018/19 - (331) (1,933) (1,725) (2,731)

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This is a new appropriation in 2018/19 of $16.266 million created by combining benefit expense appropriations Boarding Allowances, Puawaitanga Scholarships and Scholarships for Students to Attend Private Schools. The reorganisation of appropriations for 2018/19 is also set out in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

The $1.969 million increase in this appropriation for 2018/19 compared to equivalent appropriations in 2017/18 is mainly due to:

  • return of savings to the Crown in 2017/18 for the underspend in boarding allowances ($1.100 million), and
  • one-off transfer to benefit expense Home Schooling Allowances to manage additional allowances for home schooling in 2017/18 ($900,000).

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Reference Conditions
Cabinet decision Students are eligible for Boarding Allowances where living away from home is deemed to provide a greater chance of achieving National Certificate of Education Achievement level 2. Students will be awarded an allowance after being assessed by a panel including external parties or agencies. The key assessment areas are:
Achievement; Participation; Behaviour; Relationships; Access; Environment; Personal; factors.
Assistance may also be available to contribute to the cost of travelling at the beginning and end of term between home and the place of board.
Cabinet decision Puawaitanga Scholarships are offered to young people who demonstrate leadership potential, based on the school's criteria, which may include:
  • leadership skills and potential
  • academic achievement and potential
  • cultural strengths
  • sporting skills, and
  • reports or recommendations from contributing schools.
Scholarships cover boarding fees and an allowance for other costs.
Each boarding school may only have 15 students in receipt of the Puawaitanga Scholarship enrolled at any one time.
The Ministry will provide schools with guidelines to develop their selection criteria. The Ministry will also monitor compliance to these criteria and the performance of the schools and the recipients of the scholarship.

Scholarships and Awards for Teachers and Trainees (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to study awards, sabbaticals and fellowships for teachers and scholarships and allowances for students undertaking teacher training education.

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 20,420

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Education: Benefits or Related Expense: National Study Awards 16,983 16,983 -
Vote Education: Benefits or Related Expense: Teacher Trainee Scholarships 1,992 1,992 -

Total

18,975

18,975

20,420

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a high-quality workforce by increasing the capability of teachers through targeted study assistance and supporting prospective teachers through their training.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under section 15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 because additional performance information is unlikely to be informative.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Teacher Supply Response Package 2021/22 - - - - 3,736
Voluntary Bonding Scheme 2018/19 - 1,306 1,546 1,788 1,736
Learning Support - Early Intervention Services 2018/19 - 100 200 200 200
Addressing Teacher Supply 2017/18 (2,000) (1,825) - 3,736 -

Previous Government

           
Funding for Employment-Based Initial Teacher Education 2017/18 225 225 - - -
Settlement of the Primary Teachers' and the Primary Principals' Collective Agreements 2016-2018 and the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement 2016-2019 2016/17 444 447 447 447 447
Settlement of 2016-2019 Collective Agreements for Area School Teachers and Secondary Principals 2016/17 224 268 268 268 268
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 510 534 534 534 534

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This is a new appropriation in 2018/19 of $20.420 million created by combining benefit expense appropriations National Study Awards and Teacher Trainee Scholarships. The reorganisation of appropriations for 2018/19 is also set out in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

The $1.445 million increase in this appropriation for 2018/19 compared to equivalent appropriations in 2017/18 is mainly due to increased demand for the Voluntary Bonding Scheme ($1.306 million).

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Impairment of Debts and Assets and Debt Write-Offs (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to bad debt write-offs for Crown debt and to impairment of Crown debt or other assets arising from objective evidence of one or more loss events that occurred after the initial recognition of the Crown debt or asset, and the loss event (or events) has had a reliably measurable impact on the estimated future cash flows of the debt or other asset.

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,500 1,500 2,000

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the write-off of Crown debt and recognising an impairment loss to reflect the recoverable value of Crown debt and other assets as at the end of a financial year.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under section 15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for impairment of Crown debts and other assets as required for the write-off of irrecoverable debts.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The $500,000 increase in this appropriation for 2018/19 is to provide for potential impairment or write-off of historical Crown debtor balances that are assessed as unlikely to be recovered.

Integrated Schools Property (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to providing funding to proprietors of integrated schools for capital upgrade, including modernisation, of their existing school property and facilities as well as expansion of the network of integrated schools.

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 71,201 69,301 73,551

Components of the Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Policy One Funding 58,736 56,636 61,086
Other Funding 12,465 12,665 12,465
Total 71,201 69,301 73,551

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to deliver a fit-for-purpose learning environment within the State-integrated school network.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

All integrated school proprietors confirm that funding received under Policy One has been used to maintain their school properties to a consistent standard as for State schools (Policy One, see Conditions on Use of Appropriation).

All All All

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Education in a report appended to the Ministry of Education's annual report.

Service Providers

Provider 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

       
Proprietors of Integrated Schools 71,201 69,301 73,551 Ongoing

Total

71,201

69,301

73,551

 

The table above shows the main service providers for this appropriation.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Previous Government

           
Integrated School Property Funding 2017/18 10,000 10,000 - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The $2.350 million increase in this appropriation for 2018/19 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • full-year effect of additional Policy One funding (for capital maintenance and modernisation of state integrated school buildings) due to the impact on the state integrated funding model which is linked to the upward movement of the state school property portfolio ($4.450 million increase), and
  • transfer from 2016/17 to 2017/18 for state integrated school construction ($1.900 million decrease).

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Reference Conditions
Cabinet decision Policy One - Property grants to proprietor of integrated schools are determined by formula, taking into account a per-student rate (based on depreciation on State school sector buildings) and numbers of students in each school.
  Policy Two - Discretionary property grant for expanding existing schools and establishment of new schools where the investment will reduce pressure for further expenditure in the State school network. Funding is provided under a Memorandum of Agreement. A construction completion certificate must be provided to the Ministry of Education.

3.5 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

School Support Project (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to capital costs of implementing approved school support and schooling improvement projects (other than costs related to school property assets).

Capital Expenditure

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,880 1,880 1,880

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the provision of support for schools that are at financial risk.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of schools that receive emergency financial support because they are unable to meet their immediate financial obligations that are then able to meet these obligations.

100% 100% 100%

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Education in a report appended to the Ministry of Education's annual report.

Schools Furniture and Equipment (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to providing funding to schools for new furniture and equipment when capital works have been approved or to fund the replacement of furniture and equipment.

Capital Expenditure

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 36,578 31,561 35,812

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is paid to schools with the intention that they use the funds to pay for furniture and equipment that is fit for purpose and supports educational achievement.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

State schools are paid their furniture and equipment funding in accordance with their Five Year Agreement budget allocation:

     
  • accurately
New measure New measure 99%
  • on time.
New measure New measure 99%

The following information is an indication of expected numbers and is provided for context only.

  2016/17 Estimated Actual 2017/18 Forecast 2018/19
Number of State schools receiving furniture and equipment grants to fit out new or additional teaching and non-teaching spaces as part of approved expansion projects (see Note 1). 134 100-150 100-150
Number of State schools receiving funding to upgrade and modernise their furniture and equipment through their Five Year Agreement budget. 834 800-1,100 800-1,100

Note 1 - Funding is provided to schools for furniture and equipment as part of their capital work approvals for new and additional teaching and non-teaching spaces.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Education in a report appended to the Ministry of Education's annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Christchurch Schools Rebuild 2018/19 - 5,500 - - -
School Growth Package 2018/19 - 771 3,816 3,939 1,107

Previous Government

           
New Zealand Schools Third Public Private Partnership Procurement Outcome and Adjustments to Appropriations 2018/19 - 197 - - -
Third New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership 2018/19 - 1,759 - - -
Schools Growth Package 2017/18 3,540 2,619 7,353 5,486 -
School Property Growth Package 2016/17 8,531 2,782 500 - -
New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership Project Two 2016/17 2,489 - - - -
New Schools and Roll Growth Classrooms 2015/16 1,600 - - - -
School Property Programme Business Case and New Capital Funding for Budget 2014 2014/15 329 - - - -
School Property Expansion 2014/15 5,228 5,228 5,228 5,228 5,228

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The $766,000 decrease in this appropriation for 2018/19 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • reduced provision for the school property expansion including new schools and additional roll growth classrooms ($5.028 million decrease)
  • increased funding for the Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme ($2.500 million increase), and
  • transfer from 2016/17 due to delays in expenditure associated with Public Private Partnership (PPP) programme due to lower initial roll numbers ($1.379 million increase).

Schools Payroll Sustainability Loan (M26)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses

Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Schools Payroll Sustainability Loan (M26)

This appropriation is limited to making a loan to Education Payroll Limited to undertake the Education Payroll Development Programme.

Commences: 01 October 2017

Expires: 30 September 2020
Original Appropriation 13,225
Adjustments to 2016/17 -
Adjustments for 2017/18 -
Adjusted Appropriation 13,225
Actual to 2016/17 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2017/18 7,783
Estimated Actual for 2018/19 5,442
Estimated Appropriation Remaining -

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to enable Education Payroll Limited (EPL) to manage technology risks and increase efficiency in order to ensure the ongoing stability and sustainability of the schools payroll system.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of payroll payments to eligible teachers and school support staff which are:

     
  • accurately calculated
99.5% 99.5% 99.5%
  • sent to financial institutions on time in order to be processed on or before advised pay dates.
99.5% 99.5% 99.5%

Percentage of customer satisfaction survey respondents satisfied with the overall quality of the service delivery and the support they receive from Education Payroll Limited.

70% 70% 70%

Number of future-proofing or sustainability-related issues identified as "high" priority or above in the annual audit.

0 0 0

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Education Payroll Limited in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Previous Government

           
Establishing an Appropriation for the Proposed Loan to Education Payroll Limited for Stability and Sustainability of the Schools Payroll System 2017/18 7,783 5,442 - - -

Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning (M26)

Overarching Purpose Statement
The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to improve the quality of teaching and learning for children and young people aged 0-18 years.
Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Support and Resources for Teachers
This category is limited to expenditure on policies and services focused on supporting the work and enhancing the capability of teachers.

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Curriculum Support
This category is limited to the purchase of supplementary educational programmes for schools and communities to ensure wider access to these opportunities
Professional Development and Support
This category is limited to the delivery of professional development and advisory support to early childhood education services and schools to support effective teaching and enhance self-management.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

239,863 227,049 246,026

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Support and Resources for Teachers 85,860 85,860 89,664

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Curriculum Support 56,989 56,989 56,252
Professional Development and Support 97,014 84,200 100,110

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

85,850 85,850 89,654
Support and Resources for Teachers 85,850 85,850 89,654

Revenue from Others

10 10 10
Support and Resources for Teachers 10 10 10
Components of the Appropriation
  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Support and Resources for Teachers

     
Provision of Teaching and Learning Resources 76,348 76,348 80,152
Provision of Services to Support Professional Leadership and Learning 9,512 9,512 9,512

Curriculum Support

     
Information Technology Infrastructure 38,015 38,015 32,309
Teacher Curriculum Support 4,538 4,538 6,435
Student Curriculum Support 6,534 6,534 11,095
Community Curriculum Support 267 267 948
Rural Education Activities Programme 4,493 4,493 4,522
Other Funding 3,190 3,190 943

Professional Development and Support

     
Centrally Funded Professional Learning and Development 46,151 40,758 61,098
Literacy and Numeracy - 4,132 2,066
Digital Technologies - 4,000 8,000
Leadership, Principal Development and Management 6,469 10,001 1,715
Building a Responsive System for Priority Learners 15,488 8,279 9,034
Workforce Development 17,208 2,944 4,154
Early Childhood Education Professional Development 8,355 8,585 8,780
Other Funding 3,295 5,453 5,263
Total 239,863 227,049 246,026
Comparators for Restructured Appropriation
  2017/18 2018/19
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Education: Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA 239,863 227,049 -
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Output Expense: Provision of Information and Advisory Services: to category Curriculum Support 710 710 -

Total

240,573

227,759

246,026

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve improved professional development of the workforce and enhanced learning for age 0 to 18 years.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation
  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Communities of Learning | Kahui Ako and schools/kura who have accessed centrally-funded professional development and have reported a positive shift in the capability of teachers and leaders.

Baseline year Baseline year Maintain or improve
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Support and Resources for Teachers

     

This category is intended to achieve a highly effective workforce and resources to enhance learning for years 0 to 18.

     

Percentage of school teachers surveyed who are satisfied that English-medium teaching and learning resources provided support curriculum delivery.

80% 80% 80%

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Curriculum Support

     

This category is intended to achieve wider access to opportunities within schools.

     

Children successfully discontinued from Reading Recovery are able to read at cohort expectation.

New measure New measure 80%

Percentage of schools aware and engaged with the Digital Technology and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum change.

New measure New measure Baseline year

Number of teachers accessing the Digital Technology and Hangarau Matihiko Readiness Programme.

New measure New measure 10,000

Professional Development and Support

     

This category is intended to achieve a more effective educational workforce and provide resources to enhance learning for years 0 to 18.

     

Percentage of early childhood education services participating in the Strengthening Early Learning Opportunities for children, whanau, families and communities (SELO) programmes focused on improving teaching and learning demonstrate positive shifts in practice (see Note 1).

80% 80% 80%

Beginning Principals report positive feedback about the support they have received from their Leadership Advisors.

New measure New measure Baseline year

Communities of Learning | Kahui Ako and schools/kura who have accessed Professional Leadership and Development for Digital Technology and Hangarau Matihiko and have reported a positive shift in the capability of teachers and leaders.

New measure New measure Baseline year

Note 1 - We expect to deliver SELO programmes to between 1,200 and 1,500 early childhood education services.

Service Providers for the Multi-Category Appropriation
Provider 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment
Ministry of Education 85,860 85,860 89,664 Ongoing

Crown Entities

       
State Schools 1,809 1,809 3,000 Ongoing
Universities (8) 48,443 39,557 35,000 Ongoing
Other Crown Entities - 1,000 1,000 Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

       
Private Organisations and Trusts 34,211 36,641 35,000 Ongoing
Cognition Education Limited 3,825 3,825 3,500 Ongoing
Core Education Limited 4,589 4,589 3,500 Ongoing
Datacom Systems (Wellington) Limited 10,864 10,864 10,864 Ongoing
Equico Equipment Finance (NZ) 10,032 - -  
NZ School Trustees Association 5,126 8,279 8,279 Ongoing
Rural Education Activities Programmes (13) 4,493 4,493 4,522 Ongoing
TRL Leasing Limited 8,050 16,373 10,479 Ongoing
Cyclone Computer Co Ltd - - 5,894 Ongoing
Te Tapuae o Rehua 9,802 1,000 1,200 Ongoing
Contracts yet to be finalised 13,176 13,176 33,802 Ongoing
Other 293 293 322 Ongoing

Total

240,573

227,759

246,026

 

The table above shows the main service providers for this appropriation.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Education in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Teacher Supply Response Package 2018/19 - 1,500 1,000 800 600
School Leavers' Toolkit 2018/19 - 1,700 - - -
Strengthening Equity and Lifting Achievement for Maori Students 2018/19 - 1,000 - - -
Reprioritisation - Careers Pilots 2018/19 - (1,033) (1,582) (1,582) (1,582)
Reprioritisation - NASA Teacher Ambassador Programme 2018/19 - (300) - - -
Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant 2018/19 - 36 72 72 72
Te Ahu o Te Reo Maori 2017/18 1,050 2,865 4,197 4,343 -
A Progress Approach Across the Schooling System 2017/18 1,000 5,000 - - -
Funding to Support the Changes to the Careers System 2017/18 (475) (549) - - -
Addressing Teacher Supply 2017/18 1,250 - - - -

Previous Government

           
Support Teacher Supply Initiatives: Expansion of the Auckland Beginner Teachers Project and the Reinstatement of the International Relocation Grant 2017/18 (1,960) (1,000) - - -
Strengthening Careers Education through Communities of Learning 2017/18 832 1,582 1,582 1,582 1,582
Creating a Digitally Fluent Nation: Opportunities for our Education System 2017/18 4,400 8,400 8,000 4,000 -
Changes to Levy Funding Allocations and Processes for Migrant Settlement Services from 2017/18 2017/18 115 115 115 115 (399)
Investing in Information and Communications Technology 2017/18 47 70 96 102 102
Maori Language in Education - Increasing Curriculum Resources 2017/18 1,910 1,910 1,910 1,910 1,910
Operational Grant Funding Increase for Schools 2017/18 29 58 58 58 58
Education Recovery and Response: Kaikoura Earthquakes 2016/17 150 80 - - -
Investing in Educational Success: Implementation Update 2016/17 9,102 10,363 - - -
Investing in Educational Success: Implementation and Operating Contingency Update 2016/17 10,500 7,900 2,000 - -
Savings - Improved Cost Effectiveness of Professional Learning and Development 2016/17 (6,000) (6,000) (6,000) (6,000) (6,000)
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (58) (57) (45) (45) (45)
Savings - Laptops for Teachers Efficiency Gains 2015/16 (1,096) (1,709) (1,709) (1,709) (1,709)
Supporting the Implementation of Youth Guarantee Initiatives 2015/16 3,790 3,083 3,083 3,083 3,083
Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant Funding 2015/16 38 38 38 38 38
Contestable Fund to Support Asian Language Learning 2014/15 3,250 1,025 - - -
Cost Adjustment to Operational Grants for Schools 2014/15 87 87 87 87 87
Investing in Educational Success: Design and Implementation 2014/15 1,976 1,976 1,976 1,976 1,976
Canterbury Earthquake - Support Packages for Christchurch Schooling Workforce 2014/15 160 160 160 160 160
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The $5.453 million increase in this appropriation for 2018/19 compared to equivalent appropriation for 2017/18 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • implementation of new Digital Technologies / Hangarau Matihiko curriculum expectations ($4 million increase)
  • implementation of a Progress Approach Across the Schooling System ($4 million increase)
  • transfer from non-departmental output expense Primary Education for Progress and Consistency Tool/Te Waharoa Ararua enhancements ($2.329 million increase)
  • provision for Te Ahu o Te Reo Maori, a programme to lift capability for the delivery of te reo Maori ($1.815 million increase)
  • development of the School Leavers' Toolkit to equip school leavers with practical skills, knowledge, and capabilities they need for adult life ($1.700 million increase)
  • provision to strengthen equity and lift educational achievement for Maori students ($1 million increase)
  • additional funding in 2017/18 only (transferred from 2016/17) for centrally-funded professional learning and development ($4.779 million decrease)
  • reduced provision for the Contestable Fund to Support Asian Language Learning ($2.225 million decrease)
  • ongoing implementation of the Investing in Educational Success programmes ($1.339 million decrease), and
  • transfer from 2016/17 to 2017/18 to fund the corporate transformation programme ($1.250 million decrease).

Outcomes for Target Student Groups (M26)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to improve outcomes for targeted student groups.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Interventions for Target Student Groups
This category is limited to expenditure on policies and services focused on targeted student groups or individuals' participation in education.

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Learning Support
This category is limited to providing additional resources to enable students with additional learning needs to participate in education.
Service Academies
This category is limited to providing military-focused programmes for disengaged or disengaging senior students in secondary schools.
Students Attendance and Engagement
This category is limited to providing services to support increased attendance for non-attending students.

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Learning Support
This category is limited to providing additional resources to enable students with additional learning needs to participate in education.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

712,316 712,316 753,617

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Interventions for Target Student Groups 268,961 268,961 291,686

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Learning Support - - 448,615
Service Academies 3,640 3,640 3,640
Students Attendance and Engagement 9,676 9,676 9,676

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Learning Support 430,039 430,039 -

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

267,261 267,261 289,986
Interventions for Target Student Groups 267,261 267,261 289,986

Revenue from Others

1,700 1,700 1,700
Interventions for Target Student Groups 1,700 1,700 1,700

Components of the Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Interventions for Target Student Groups

     
Targeted Student Participation Interventions 16,266 16,266 16,266
Special Needs Interventions 252,695 252,695 275,420

Learning Support

     
Salaries Funding 195,757 195,757 208,798
Operations and Other Funding 234,282 234,282 239,817

Service Academies

3,640 3,640 3,640

Students Attendance and Engagement

9,676 9,676 9,676
Total 712,316 712,316 753,617

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Education: Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA 712,316 712,316 -
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Output Expense: Provision of Information and Advisory Service: to category Learning Support 953 953 -

Total

713,269

713,269

753,617

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve equitable participation and increased engagement within the education system.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Participation in early childhood education prior to starting school:

     
  • all
98% 97% 98%
  • Maori
98% 96% 98%
  • Pasifika
98% 93% 98%
  • Decile 1 to 3 students.
98% 94% 98%

Participation in primary and secondary education: The percentage of students attending school regularly (see Note 1).

70% 63% 70%

Note 1 - Attending regularly is defined as attending at least 90% of half days. This is measured through a Term 2 survey that approximately 80% of schools complete.

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Interventions for Target Student Groups

     

This category is intended to achieve equitable participation and outcomes in education for targeted student groups.

     

Average number of days eligible children and young people wait to receive a Ministry-provided specialist learning support service after the request for support.

70 calendar days 86 calendar days 70 calendar days

Children and young people who have received learning support are better supported to attend early learning/kahui ako/kura/school, as reported by (see Note 1):

     
  • parents
New measure New measure 73
  • educators.
New measure New measure 73

Children and young people who have engaged in learning support are more engaged in lessons and activities at early learning/kahui ako/kura/school, as reported by (see Note 1):

     
  • parents
New measure New measure 73
  • educators.
New measure New measure 73

Children and young people who have received learning support have demonstrated progress in their learning and achievement at early learning/kahui ako/kura/school, as reported by (see Note 1):

     
  • parents
Revised measure Revised measure 73
  • educators.
Revised measure Revised measure 66

Families/whanau who have engaged in learning support have had more involvement in decisions about the child's learning at early learning/kahui ako/kura/school, as reported by (see Note 1):

     
  • parents
New measure New measure 83
  • educators.
New measure New measure 76

Percentage of children whose behavioural issues have improved following their parents' completion of the Incredible Years Parent Programme.

70% 70% 70%

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Learning Support

     

This category is intended to achieve equitable participation and education outcomes for targeted student groups.

     

Fundholder schools providing specialist learning support services who do not have effective internal evaluation processes on initial review have implemented an action plan with the support of the Ministry and demonstrate that they are progressing towards achieving the agreed actions in the plan when re-reviewed (see Notes 2 and 3).

90% 90% 90%

Service Academies

     

This category is intended to achieve re-engagement of senior students in secondary schools.

     

Percentage of students enrolled in Service Academies either retained or transitioned to further education, training or employment.

80% 80% 80%

Percentage of students retained in Service Academies who achieve NCEA Level 2.

75% 75% 75%

Students Attendance and Engagement

     

This category is intended to achieve maximum attendance at schools by reducing absence rates and non-enrolment and reducing the time it takes to return students to education.

     

Percentage of students who have been returned to schooling within 40 days following an exclusion.

New measure New measure 80%

Note 1 - The survey uses the questions and methodology of the State Services Commission Kiwis Count survey which measures the satisfaction of New Zealanders with public services. It uses a Service Quality Score methodology to ensure the overall satisfaction score takes into account all responses, including those who indicate neither satisfaction nor dissatisfaction.

Note 2 - A fundholder school (or specialist service provider in early childhood education) is contracted by the Ministry of Education to provide specialist services and programmes to children and young people who attend their facilities and require these services.

Note 3 - Past experience of reviews indicate that at least 90% of the providers are meeting at least 90% of the service standards.

The following information is an indication of expected numbers and is provided for context only.

  2016/17 Estimated Actual 2017/18 Forecast 2018/19

Interventions for Target Student Groups

     
Number of children receiving a specialist learning support. Revised indicator Revised indicator 33,860-41,390

Learning Support

     
Number of young people enrolled in the Alternative Education programme. 2,592 2,500 2,500
Number of individual students supported through the Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour service. 14,938 15,000-17,000 15,000-17,000

Service Providers for the Multi-Category Appropriation

Provider 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Ministry of Education

268,961 268,961 291,686 Ongoing

New Zealand Defence Force

981 981 1,029 Ongoing

Crown Entities

       
State Schools 428,735 428,735 445,590 Ongoing
State Schools - Service Academies 2,659 2,659 2,788 Ongoing
The Correspondence School 1,916 1,916 2,012 Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

       
Private organisations 9,590 9,590 10,055 Ongoing
Royal NZ Foundation for the Blind 427 427 457 Ongoing

Total

713,269

713,269

753,617

 

The table above shows the main service providers for this appropriation.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Education in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Learning Support - Ongoing Resourcing Scheme 2018/19 - 22,345 29,976 37,202 43,948
Learning Support - Sensory Schools and New Zealand Sign Language 2018/19 - 7,550 7,550 7,550 7,550
Learning Support - Teacher Aide Funding Rates 2018/19 - 5,713 11,792 17,870 23,948
Learning Support - Early Intervention Services 2018/19 - 4,958 5,136 5,368 5,375
Learning Support - English for Speakers of Other Languages (Schooling) 2018/19 - 1,273 9,576 11,043 12,594
Learning Support - Te Kahu Toi Intensive Wraparound Service 2018/19 - 1,198 1,198 1,198 1,198
Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant 2018/19 - 747 1,494 1,495 1,495
Expanding Behavioural Services - Focusing on Children Aged 0 to 8 2017/18 5,226 9,784 9,847 9,823 9,380
Te Kawa Matakura 2017/18 690 830 300 - -
Education Sector Logon Operational Funding 2017/18 446 902 1,269 1,400 1,400

Previous Government

           
The Next Three-Year (2016/17 - 2018/19) Refugee Quota Programme 2018/19 - 865 1,048 1,135 1,222
Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category 2017/18 88 19 9 9 -
Changes to Levy Funding Allocations and Processes for Migrant Settlement Services from 2017/18 2017/18 - - - - (2,460)
Oral Language - Removing Barriers to Access 2017/18 766 1,152 1,152 1,152 1,152
Incredible Years for Children with High Needs 2017/18 680 1,110 1,310 1,090 1,090
Investing in Information and Communications Technology 2017/18 203 305 415 441 441
Learning Support - Meeting Increasing Costs 2017/18 551 657 713 769 769
English for Speakers of Other Languages - Increasing Funding 2017/18 3,603 5,756 - - -
Operational Grant Funding Increase for Schools 2017/18 588 1,172 1,174 1,174 1,174
In-class Support for Students with High Learning Needs - Increasing Access 2017/18 2,188 4,443 4,443 4,443 4,443
Settlement of the Primary Teachers' and the Primary Principals' Collective Agreements 2016-2018 and the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement 2016-2019 2016/17 3,914 3,731 3,731 3,731 3,731
Settlement of 2016-2019 Collective Agreements for Area School Teachers and Secondary Principals 2016/17 264 365 364 364 364
Settlement of 2016-2018 Special Education Field Staff Collective Agreement Negotiations 2016/17 2,065 2,065 2,065 2,065 2,065
Increased Access to Assistive Technology 2016/17 350 400 400 400 400
Ongoing Resourcing Scheme 2016/17 4,074 4,228 4,360 4,360 4,360
Increased Availability of In-Class Support for Students with Special Education Needs 2016/17 4,375 4,375 4,375 4,375 4,375
Increased Access to the Intensive Wraparound Service 2016/17 2,220 2,220 2,220 2,220 2,220
Operational Grant Increase to Schools to Support Children Most at Risk of Not Achieving 2016/17 104 104 104 104 104
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 1,966 2,115 2,115 2,115 2,115
Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Implementation 2015/16 1,082 304 - - -
Resolution of Historic Abuse Claims 2015/16 301 - - - -
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (248) (248) (196) (196) (196)
Ongoing Resourcing Scheme - Demand Pressures 2015/16 10,666 11,553 11,553 11,553 11,553
Additional In-Class Support 2015/16 5,872 5,951 5,951 5,951 5,951
Gateway Education Assessments for Vulnerable Children 2015/16 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Year 9 Plus (Concept Test) 2015/16 554 409 409 409 409
Cost Adjustment for Schools Operational Grant Funding 2015/16 767 767 767 767 767
Savings - Reductions to Network Contingency 2015/16 (300) (300) (300) (300) (300)
Savings - Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide Efficiencies 2015/16 (743) (743) (743) (743) (743)
Sustaining Momentum on New Zealand Sign Language in Education 2015/16 3,217 - - - -
Support for Students with High Health Needs to Safely Attend School 2014/15 1,170 1,170 1,170 1,170 1,170
Price Level Adjustment to School's Operational Grants 2014/15 2,247 2,247 2,247 2,247 2,247
Savings - Reduction in School Classification, Integration and Closure Contingency Funding 2014/15 (750) (750) (750) (750) (750)

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The Learning Support category has been reclassified as a non-departmental output expense rather than other expense and now also includes an element of a disestablished appropriation as shown in the Comparators for Restructured Appropriation table above. The reorganisation of appropriations for 2018/19 is also set out in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

The $40.348 million increase in this appropriation for 2018/19 compared to the equivalent appropriation is mainly due to:

  • provision for expected increased demand for the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme ($16.462 million)
  • additional teacher aide hourly funding ($5.713 million)
  • additional funding for early intervention specialist service providers ($4.958 million)
  • increase in the Expanding Behavioural Services initiative ($4.558 million)
  • additional funding for the Sustaining Momentum on New Zealand Sign Language in Education programme ($4.333 million)
  • additional funding to meet increased demand for English for Speakers of Other Languages programme ($3.483 million), and
  • funding to increase the number of students receiving specialist support through the Te Kahu Toi Intensive Wraparound Service ($1.313 million).

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Reference Conditions
Cabinet decision The Service Academy programme targets:
  • students in Year 12 and Year 13 in low decile (1 to 3) schools
  • other senior students approved by their schools, and
  • students at risk of disengaging from education.

Oversight and Administration of the Qualifications System (M26)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide effective oversight and administration of the qualifications system by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Scope of Appropriation

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Provision of Communication and Advice
This category is limited to communication and advice related to education policies, programmes and services that are the responsibility of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
Qualifications Support Structures
This category is limited to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority overseeing the setting of standards and New Zealand qualifications development, recognition and review of qualifications, and contributing to the maintenance and promotion of the New Zealand qualifications system.
Quality Assurance
This category is limited to the provision by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority of quality assurance services and maintenance of the quality assurance framework, to support the New Zealand qualifications system.
Secondary School Assessments
This category is limited to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority overseeing assessment for national secondary school qualifications, including the National Certificate of Educational Achievement and Scholarship examinations, and the moderation of internal and external school assessments.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

- - 42,639

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Provision of Communication and Advice - - 3,448
Qualifications Support Structures - - 6,049
Quality Assurance - - 5,094
Secondary School Assessments - - 28,048

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Output Expense: Provision of Information and Advisory Services: to category Provision of Communications and Advisory Services 6,348 6,348 -
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Output Expense: Qualifications Support Structures 6,049 6,049 -
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Output Expense: Quality Assurance 5,359 5,359 -
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Output Expense: Secondary School Assessments 26,760 26,760 -
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Other Expense: Remission of Fees: to category Secondary School Assessments 1,288 1,288 -

Total

45,804

45,804

42,639

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to provide effective oversight and administration of the qualifications system by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The percentage of schools on a three or four year Managing National Assessment (MNA) cycle (see Note 1).

New measure New measure 75-85%

A reduction in the average period of time a tertiary education organisation with a result of category 3 or 4 remains in category 3 or 4 (see Notes 2 and 3).

New measure New measure 75%

Note 1 - For further information on the MNA process including a matrix that describes the length of cycles, refer to www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/assessment-and-moderation/managing-national-assessment-in-schools/mna-review/.

Note 2 - The percentage change represents the number of tertiary education organisations that have been in category 3 or 4 at some point between 1 July 2009 and 30 June 2016 that have either exited the system or have risen to category 1 or 2. Average period of time means the percentage of change from one category to another upon subsequent External Evaluations and Reviews (EERs).

Note 3 - EERs use key questions directly addressing achievement, outcomes and key contributing processes to judge the quality and performance of the tertiary education organisation, with the tertiary education organisation placed in one of four categories of capability:

Category 1: Highly Confident in educational performance and Highly Confident or Confident in self-assessment

Category 2: Confident in educational performance and Confident or Highly Confident in self-assessment

Category 3: Not Yet Confident in either educational performance or self-assessment

Category 4: Not Confident in either educational performance or self-assessment.

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Provision of Communication and Advice

     

This category is intended to achieve communication and advice that helps Ministers, learners, communities, employers, schools and tertiary providers make informed decisions about their aspirations.

     

The proportion of survey respondents who agree/strongly agree that the information they received from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority met their needs (see Note 1).

75% 70-75% 75%

Percentage of Ministerial items accepted by Ministers in terms of technical accuracy (see Notes 2 and 3).

New measure New measure 97%

Qualifications Support Structures

     

This category is intended to ensure that New Zealand's qualifications are valued as credible, robust and meet the needs of learners and employers.

     

New Zealand Qualifications Authority implements relevant free-trade agreement commitments and provides support for free-trade negotiation and implementation to the satisfaction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (see Note 4).

3 3 3

The percentage of New Zealand Qualifications Authority-owned standards maintained by their planned review date.

95% 95-99% 95%

Average processing time (working days) of assessment standards reported by accredited tertiary education organisations put onto learners' transcripts.

New measure New measure Less than 1 day

Quality Assurance

     

This category is intended to achieve higher levels of trust and confidence by learners and other stakeholders in the non-university tertiary education sector.

     

The number of external evaluations and reviews undertaken of tertiary education organisations (non-university).

120 110-120 110

The number of investigations that result in a significant New Zealand Qualifications Authority intervention (see Note 5).

25-40 25-40 Volume is demand-driven (25-40)

The number of investigations that result in corrective action that satisfactorily resolves the identified non-compliance or quality issues identified (see Note 6).

30-45 30-45 Volume is demand-driven (30-45)

Secondary School Assessments

     

This category is intended to achieve trust and confidence in robust and equitable secondary school level assessment.

     

The percentage of marker judgements unaltered following Review or Reconsideration of External Assessment Results process.

99% 99% 99%

Note 1 - Survey respondents are stakeholders including employers, education providers, students and families. Information received covers the full range of advice, data, communication and instruction that the New Zealand Qualifications Authority provides to its customers to support their relationship, business and interaction with it.

Note 2 - Ministerial items are Official Information Act requests, submissions to the Minister, oral and written Parliamentary questions, Ministerial correspondence, briefings and submissions.

Note 3 - Technical accuracy is defined as factually correct, with no errors of significance.

Note 4 - Scale 1 to 4: 1 is strongly disagree, 2 is disagree, 3 is agree, 4 is strongly agree.

Note 5 - A significant New Zealand Qualifications Authority intervention occurs in cases where compliance or quality issues have ultimately led (directly or indirectly) to the loss of a permission previously granted by it, including:

  • cancellation of registration
  • withdrawal of programme approval or accreditation
  • withdrawal of training scheme approval
  • withdrawal of consent to assess against standards.

This category also includes cases where the New Zealand Qualifications Authority has had to intervene in relation to the award of qualifications or credits that were found to have been inappropriately awarded.

Note 6 - Investigations that result in a corrective action are cases where it was appropriate to allow the provider the opportunity to take corrective action in relation to identified compliance or quality issues, and where all required corrective action has been satisfactorily completed.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority will be reported by the Minister of Education in a report appended to the Ministry of Education's annual report. It will also be reported by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Previous Government

           
Creating a Digitally Fluent Nation: Opportunities for our Education System 2017/18 2,900 - - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This is a new multi-category appropriation in 2018/19 created by combining four former appropriations and an element of a fifth as shown in the Comparators for Restructured Appropriation table above. The reorganisation of appropriations for 2017/18 is also set out in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

The $3.165 million decrease in this appropriation for 2018/19 compared to equivalent appropriations in 2017/18 is mainly due to provision in 2017/18 to support the continued development of an online-based modern and flexible approach to external assessments for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement ($2.900 million decrease).

Oversight of the Education System (M26)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice, research, monitoring and related services that enable Ministers to discharge their responsibilities for a well-functioning education system (excluding tertiary education).

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Ministerial Services
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities.
Monitoring the Education System
This category is limited to the monitoring and reporting on education at a system-wide level to support Ministers in discharging their responsibilities for education related matters.
Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on education related matters.
Research and Analysis
This category is limited to the production and dissemination of research and data analysis to support the work of other agencies and Ministers in discharging their responsibilities for education related matters.

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Education Research Initiatives
This category is limited to the purchase of research about teaching and learning in our educational institutions and independent research on education issues, policies and practices.
Independent Advice on Government Priority Areas
This category is limited to the provision, independently of the Ministry of Education, of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies, advice on operational matters and expert review service advice) to support decision-making by Ministers on government priority areas.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

71,882 70,053 62,495

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Ministerial Services 5,773 5,773 5,211
Monitoring the Education System 13,450 13,450 12,428
Policy Advice 20,322 20,322 21,995
Research and Analysis 28,829 27,000 19,353

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Education Research Initiatives 3,008 3,008 3,008
Independent Advice on Government Priority Areas 500 500 500

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

68,364 68,364 58,977
Ministerial Services 5,763 5,763 5,201
Monitoring the Education System 13,450 13,450 12,428
Policy Advice 20,322 20,322 21,995
Research and Analysis 28,829 28,829 19,353

Revenue from Others

10 10 10
Ministerial Services 10 10 10

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Education: Oversight of the Education System MCA 71,882 70,053 -
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Output Expense: Provision of Information and Advisory Services: to category Monitoring the Education System 22 22 -

Total

71,904

70,075

62,495

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to provide advice to Ministers to support decision-making, managing the Government's investment in the education sector, and monitoring and oversight of the sector.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The satisfaction rating given by the Minister of Education with the overall performance of the Ministry (see Note 1).

7 7 7

Note 1 - The rating measures Ministers' satisfaction on a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 means unsatisfied and 10 means extremely satisfied.

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Ministerial Services

     

This category is intended to achieve effective and efficient ministerial services.

     

Percentage of Ministerial correspondence replies, Parliamentary question replies and Ministerial Official Information Act replies completed within the timeframes agreed between the Ministry and the Office of the Minister.

95% 95% 95%

Percentage of Ministerial Correspondence replies, Parliamentary question replies and Ministerial Official Information Act replies provided that are factually accurate, meet any legislative requirements, and contain no avoidable errors, as measured by acceptance rates by the Office of the Minister.

95% 95% 95%

Monitoring the Education System

     

This category is intended to monitor the overall education system including the performance and compliance of Crown entities and statutory bodies.

     

Forecasts of enrolment numbers, and expenditure for early childhood education and primary and secondary schooling, are accurate.

Accurate within + 3% of actual values Accurate within + 1% of actual values Accurate within + 3% of actual values

The satisfaction rating given by the Minister of Education on the quality of monitoring advice provided by the Ministry about Crown agencies (see Note 1).

7 7 7

Policy Advice

     

This category is intended to achieve the provision of quality advice to the Minister and ensure that education policy and programmes support the performance of the education system.

     

Independent assessment of the quality of the Ministry's policy advice (see Note 2).

75% 75% 75%

The satisfaction rating given by Ministers for the quality and timeliness of policy advice (as per the Common Satisfaction Survey) (see Note 3).

7 7 7

Total cost per hour per person of producing policy outputs (see Note 4).

Up to $155 Up to $155 Up to $155

Research and Analysis

     

This category is intended to undertake research initiatives focused on the education system and produce and disseminate data and statistics for the sector.

     

For newly-released research and/or evaluation reports on the Education Counts website, the minimum number of:

     
  • page visits per annum
240 7,000 7,000
  • downloads per annum.
120 4,000 4,000

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Education Research Initiatives

     

This category is limited to the purchase of research about teaching and learning in our educational institutions and independent research on education issues, policies and practices.

     

An exemption was granted under section 15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989, as the amount of this annual appropriation for non-departmental other expenses is less than $5 million.

     

Independent Advice on Government Priority Areas

     

This category is limited to the provision, independently of the Ministry of Education, of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies, advice on operational matters and expert review service advice) to support decision-making by Ministers on government priority areas.

     

An exemption was granted under section 15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989, as the amount of this annual appropriation for non-departmental other expenses is less than $5 million.

     

Note 1 - The rating measures Ministers' satisfaction on a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 means unsatisfied and 10 means extremely satisfied.

Note 2 - The independent assessment of the Ministry's policy advice will have a technical robustness score, using the measurement of robustness provided by the Treasury.

Note 3 - The Common Satisfaction Survey rating measures Ministers' satisfaction with the quality, timeliness and value for money of policy advice on a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 means unsatisfied and 10 means extremely satisfied.

Note 4 - This measure provides the total cost of an hour of professional staff time devoted to both policy advice and other policy outputs. Total cost includes the cost of labour, overheads, support staff, direct costs and outsourced work to support production.

The following information is an indication of expected numbers and is provided for context only.

  Estimated Actual 2017/18 Forecast 2018/19
Number of newly-released research and/or evaluation reports on the Education Counts website. 25 25

Service Providers for the Multi-Category Appropriation

Provider 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment
Ministry of Education 68,396 66,567 58,987 Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

       
New Zealand Council for Educational Research 3,008 3,008 3,008 Ongoing
Consultants 500 500 500 Ongoing

Total

71,904

70,075

62,495

 

The table above shows the main service providers for this appropriation.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Education in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Education Portfolio Work Programme 2017/18 2,783 5,450 950 - -
Removal of Charter School Model - Departmental Resourcing Requirements 2017/18 1,558 2,606 - - -

Previous Government

           
Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua Round Five 2017/18 235 260 170 170 170
Early Childhood Education - Targeted Funding for Disadvantage 2017/18 200 20 20 250 250
Removing Barriers to Children's Access to the Curriculum Through Improving Oral Language 2017/18 366 533 533 366 366
Investing in Information and Communications Technology 2017/18 40 59 81 87 87
Establishing Round Four Partnership Schools | Kura Houra 2016/17 330 - - - -
Drawdown of Data and Analytics Contingency - Tranche 0 and First Year of Tranche 1 of the Integrated Education Data (iEd) Programme (10 to18) 2016/17 8,156 - - - -
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (21) (21) (17) (17) (17)

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The Monitoring the Education System category now includes an element of a disestablished appropriation as shown in the Comparators for Restructured Appropriation table above. The reorganisation of appropriations for 2018/19 is also set out in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

The $9.409 million decrease in this appropriation for 2018/19 compared to equivalent appropriation in 2017/18 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • completion of tranche 0 and the first year of tranche 1 of the Integrated Education Data (iED) Programme ($9.463 million decrease)
  • review of the Ministry's operating model in 2017/18 ($1.900 million decrease)
  • transfer from 2016/17 to 2017/18 for the Education Funding Review ($1 million decrease), and
  • expansion of the New Directions for the Education System project ($2.667 million increase).

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Reference Conditions
New Zealand Council for Educational Research Act 1972 The functions of the Council are to:
  • foster the study of, and research into, education and other like matters and to prepare and publish reports that in its opinion are necessary or of value to teachers or other persons, and
  • furnish information, advice and assistance to persons and organisations concerned with education and other similar matters.
These are reflected in the annual purchase agreement with New Zealand Council for Educational Research.
The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative The aims of the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative are to:
  • build a cumulative body of knowledge linking teaching and learning
  • enhance the links between educational research and teaching practices and researchers and teachers across the early childhood, school and tertiary sectors, and
  • grow research capability and capacity in the areas of teaching and learning.
The five principles that guide Teaching and Learning Research Initiative projects and related activities can be found at www.tlri.org.nz.
These aims and principles form part of the 'call for proposals' process for projects funded through the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative annual programme.
Last updated: 
Thursday, 17 May 2018