Estimates of appropriations

Vote Education - Education Sector - Estimates 2016/2017

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 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of nearly $2,136 million for services from the Ministry of Education (depreciation and capital charge on school accommodation and special education services being the most significant costs)
  • a total of nearly $860 million for capital expenditure by the Ministry of Education, mainly related to school sector property
  • a total of nearly $541 million for educational services from central education Crown entities (New Zealand Qualifications Authority and Careers 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, bursaries, scholarships (including national study awards for teachers) and grants
  • a total of nearly $7,429 million for educational services from schools (including teacher salaries), early childhood education providers and other education providers, and
  • a total of nearly $38 million for capital expenditure for Crown entities and schools.

Following a review of the structure of Vote Education appropriations, some changes have been made to the Vote. Two new multi-category appropriations have been established. Several minor technical changes have also been made that were identified in the review. These changes take effect from 2016/17 and are detailed in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

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

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections#

Annual and Permanent Appropriations#

  2015/16 2016/17
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Policy Advice (M26)

This appropriation 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.
16,824 16,824 16,442

School Property Portfolio Management (M26)

Expenditure on goods and services focused on providing the land, buildings and other facilities that make up the property portfolio of the State school sector. This includes purchasing and constructing new property, upgrading existing property to maintain the quality of the portfolio, disposing of surplus property, and managing teacher and caretaker housing.
1,624,628 1,624,628 1,653,462

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 department output expense appropriation in Vote Education.
1,217 1,217 845

Stewardship of the Education System (M26)

This appropriation is limited to services (other than policy advice) provided by the Ministry of Education in its role as steward of the education system (other than tertiary education). It includes services to support Ministers in discharging their portfolio responsibilities (other than policy decision-making).
34,837 34,837 33,414

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.
97,535 97,535 94,450

Support and Resources for Parents and the Community (M26)

This appropriation is limited to expenditure on policies and programmes focused on parents' and the community's knowledge of and participation in the education system.
12,136 12,136 11,740

Interventions for Target Student Groups (M26)

Expenditure on policies and services focused on targeted student groups' or individuals' participation in education. This includes providing services to individuals with special education and developmental needs, providing additional funding for the support of students with special education needs, providing alternative education options, working with individuals and relevant stakeholders to resolve participation issues, and administering scholarships and awards for individuals.
240,378 240,378 -

Support and Resources for Teachers (M26)

Expenditure on policies and services focused on supporting the work and enhancing the capability of teachers. This includes providing curriculum and achievement standards, teaching resources, professional development, and administering scholarships and awards for teachers and principals.
64,823 64,823 -

Total Departmental Output Expenses

2,092,378 2,092,378 1,810,353

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.
761,857 761,857 859,933

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

761,857 761,857 859,933

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.
4,638 4,638 2,370

Education Research Initiatives (M26)

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

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.
24,532 24,532 24,544

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.
6,129 6,129 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.
4,774 4,774 4,774

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.
28,750 28,750 31,150

School Transport (M26)

Purchase of services to transport eligible students to and from State and integrated schools. Also included are payments to schools that manage their own transport services and payments to parents/caregivers to compensate for the costs of taking children to school where other transport services are unsuitable or unavailable.
184,972 184,972 189,895

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.
26,480 26,480 26,810

Secondary-Tertiary Interface (M26)

This appropriation is limited to delivery of programmes of learning at the secondary-tertiary interface, including programmes offered in partnership by schools and tertiary education organisations.
69,615 69,615 74,512

Supporting Parenting (M26)

This appropriation is limited to purchasing delivery of specific programmes and providing advice and support that enhances the role of parents/caregivers in the development of their children and promotes the value of quality education experiences.
4,861 4,861 9,329

Curriculum Support (M26)

Purchase of supplementary educational programmes for schools and communities to ensure wider access to these opportunities.
63,900 63,900 -

Professional Development and Support (M26)

Delivery of professional development and advisory support to staff, managers and parents in early childhood education services and in schools, to support effective teaching and enhance self-management.
100,392 100,392 -

Service Academies (M26)

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

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

525,691 525,691 372,441

Benefits or Related Expenses

     

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.
11,319 11,319 11,319

Home Schooling Allowances (M26)

Provides an allowance payable to parents/caregivers of children in full-time correspondence programmes for primary and secondary education and to 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).
5,128 5,128 5,128

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.
18,448 17,448 18,634

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 1,152

Scholarships for Students to Attend Private Schools (M26)

Assistance to students from low-income families to attend private secondary schools.
4,126 4,126 4,126

Teacher Trainee Scholarships (M26)

Scholarships and allowances for students undertaking teacher training education, and loan support payments to teachers.
1,147 1,147 1,442

United World Scholarships (M26)

Scholarships for attendance at United World Colleges.
50 50 50

Total Benefits or Related Expenses

41,370 40,370 41,851

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

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.
1,723,008 1,723,008 1,791,387

Integrated Schools Property (M26)

Provision for modernisation of existing property at integrated schools as part of a funding regime negotiated with the proprietors of integrated schools. Funding to assist in the expansion of the network is also included.
61,600 57,179 68,243

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.
119 119 120

Primary Education (M26)

Delivering the curriculum for Years 0 to 8 (new entrant to Form 2) to pupils of State, integrated, private schools and The Correspondence School. Provides roll-based operations funding to schools, teacher and management salaries, support costs and supplementary funding programmes.
2,979,343 2,979,343 3,022,716

Remission of Fees (M26)

Payment to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority for student examination fees remitted in cases of hardship.
1,288 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.
5,253 5,253 5,253

Secondary Education (M26)

Delivering the curriculum for Years 9 to 13 (Forms 3 to 7) to pupils of State, integrated, private schools and The Correspondence School. Provides roll-based operations funding to schools, teacher and management salaries, support costs and supplementary funding programmes.
2,147,440 2,147,440 2,126,781

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.
13,026 13,026 11,226

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 2,083

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.
11,500 11,500 -

School Transport Bus Controllers (M26)

Payments to teachers who, as bus controllers, assist in the provision of school transport assistance.
530 530 -

Special Needs Support (M26)

Providing additional resources to enable students with special education needs to participate in education. This includes supplementary resources for special education needs, residential services, English for Speakers of Other Languages and alternative education programmes.
397,276 397,276 -

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

7,342,466 7,338,045 7,029,097

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

School Support Project (M26)

Capital costs of implementing approved school support and schooling improvement projects (other than costs related to school property assets).
500 500 832

Schools Furniture and Equipment (M26)

Provides funds to schools for new furniture and equipment when capital works (including remodelling/upgrading of existing property and new school property) are approved.
26,011 26,011 36,728

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

26,511 26,511 37,560

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.
- - 218,227
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.
- - 67,265
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
- - 56,833
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.
- - 94,129

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA (M26)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to improve outcomes for targeted student groups.
- - 671,136
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.
- - 258,138
Non-Departmental Output Expenses
     
Service Academies
This category is limited to providing military-focused programmes for disengaged or disengaging senior students in secondary schools.
- - 3,640
Students Attendance and Engagement
This category is limited to providing services to support increased attendance for non-attending students.
- - 9,551
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
     
Special Needs Support
This category is limited to providing additional resources to enable students with special education needs to participate in education.
- - 399,807

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

- - 889,363

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

10,790,273 10,784,852 11,040,598

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 2014/15 -
Adjustments for 2015/16 8,000
Adjusted Appropriation 18,000
Actual to 2014/15 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 2,000
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 4,000
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 12,000

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations 10,790,273 10,784,852 11,040,598
Total MYA Non-Departmental Output Expenses Forecasts 2,000 2,000 4,000

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts

10,792,273 10,786,852 11,044,598

Capital Injection Authorisations#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Ministry of Education - Capital Injection (M26) 276,871 276,871 475,848

Supporting Information#

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole#

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Appropriation 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Additional Trades Academy Places

Secondary-Tertiary Interface

3,663 7,326 7,326 7,326 7,326
(see also Vote Tertiary Education in the Education Sector) Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Secondary Education

- (1,358) (2,716) (2,716) (2,716)
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Christchurch Schools Rebuild

School Property Portfolio Management

- 1,254 8,886 15,264 15,264
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Departmental Capital Injection

- 21,000 106,790 - -
Increased Access to Assistive Technology

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Special Needs Support - 300 350 400 400
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Increased Access to the Intensive Wraparound Service

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups - 2,220 2,220 2,220 2,220
  Departmental Output Expense          
Increased Availability of In-Class Support for Students with Special Education Needs

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups - 2,155 4,375 4,375 4,375
  Departmental Output Expense          
Infrastructure Equity for State Integrated Schools in Christchurch

Integrated Schools Property

- 6,000 - - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Investing in Educational Success: Implementation and Operating Contingency Update

Primary Education

(22,496) 9,150 44,224 49,010 49,992
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Secondary Education

(13,058) 3,629 23,987 26,765 27,334
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Teacher-Led Innovation Fund (MYA)

- - - 4,000 4,000
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Support and Resources for Teachers - 7,900 10,500 7,900 2,000
  Departmental Output Expense          
Migrant Futures: Small-Scale Settlement and Integration Initiatives

Provision of Information and Advisory Services

209 381 - - -
(see also Vote Police and Vote Justice in the Justice Sector and Vote Labour Market in the Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector) Non-Departmental Output Expense          
New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership Project Two

School Property Portfolio Management

(598) 7,398 19,431 20,816 19,543
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Primary Education

- (297) (764) (950) (1,010)
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Schools Furniture and Equipment

- 7,405 2,489 - -
  Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          
 

Departmental Capital Injection

500 697 2,038 2,671 2,929
 

Departmental Capital Withdrawal

(28,300) (19,200) (20,000) (15,401) (4,813)
Operational Grant Increase to Schools to Support Children Most at Risk of Not Achieving

Primary Education

- 4,204 8,423 8,393 8,352
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Secondary Education

- 1,921 3,847 3,834 3,815
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Special Needs Support - 52 104 104 104
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua: Monitoring and Evaluation

Provision of Information and Advisory Services

250 250 - - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Programme Business Case for New IT System to Deliver Education Resources

Departmental Capital Injection

- 8,538 - - -
Resolution of Historic Abuse Claims

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups 279 420 301 - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
Response to Syrian Refugee Crisis: Implementation

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups 153 385 385 - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
  Special Needs Support 191 553 697 304 -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
(see also Vote Tertiary Education in the Education Sector, Vote Labour Market in the Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector, Vote Social Development in the Social Development and Housing Sector, Vote Health in the Health Sector and Vote Revenue in the Finance and Government Administration Sector)

Primary Education

Non-Departmental Other Expense
40 101 101 - -
 

Secondary Education

172 429 429 - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
School Property Growth Package

School Property Portfolio Management

- 8,417 16,857 25,971 29,104
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Schools Furniture and Equipment

- 7,016 8,531 2,782 500
  Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          
 

Departmental Capital Injection

- 99,132 100,161 52,455 -
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018

Contribution to the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

1,460 2,192 2,192 733 -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

National Study Awards

84 269 510 534 534
  Benefits or Related Expense          
 

Early Childhood Education

13 29 48 51 51
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Primary Education

2,336 5,217 8,757 9,415 9,415
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Secondary Education

19,620 43,824 73,557 79,084 79,084
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Special Needs Support 525 1,172 1,966 2,115 2,115
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Selection of Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua to Open in 2017

Primary Education

158 101 227 275 316
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Secondary Education

1,508 1,023 2,334 2,908 3,237
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups (248) (249) (248) (248) (196)
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

School Property Portfolio Management

(1,346) (1,355) (1,357) (1,359) (1,072)
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Stewardship of the Education System

(22) (21) (21) (21) (17)
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Support and Resources for Education Providers

(90) (86) (85) (84) (66)
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Support and Resources for Parents and the Community

(11) (11) (11) (11) (9)
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Support and Resources for Teachers (61) (58) (58) (57) (45)
  Departmental Output Expense          
Supporting Infrastructure Service Delivery

School Property Portfolio Management

- 8,000 - - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
Technology in Schools

School Property Portfolio Management

- 1,133 (320) (320) (320)
(see also Vote Internal Affairs in the Maori, Other Populations and Cultural Sector) Departmental Output Expense          
 

School Managed Network Funding

(3,000) - - - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Integrated Schools Property

Non-Departmental Other Expense
(1,500) 678 - - -
 

Schools Furniture and Equipment

(2,500) 6,369 - - -
  Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          
 

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Curriculum Support - 3,040 - - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
The Ongoing Resourcing Scheme

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups - 3,834 4,074 4,228 4,360
  Departmental Output Expense          
Third New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership

School Property Portfolio Management

(251) (2,001) (5,442) 1,693 27,069
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Primary Education

- - - (345) (748)
  Non-Departmental Other Expenses          
 

Schools Furniture and Equipment

- - - 1,759 -
  Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          
 

Departmental Capital Injection

1,000 - - 784 3,306
 

Departmental Capital Withdrawal

(12,398) (54,468) (8,622) - -
Total Initiatives   (53,718) 206,010 426,473 316,657 295,733

Summary of Financial Activity#

  2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
  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 1,719,900 1,824,105 1,924,315 2,014,675 2,146,936 2,146,936 1,810,353 376,441 2,186,794 2,214,618 2,230,316 2,257,030
Benefits or Related Expenses 37,835 35,964 32,067 33,658 41,370 40,370 N/A 41,851 41,851 41,857 41,674 41,674
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 6,120,899 6,320,023 6,363,353 6,621,577 6,945,190 6,940,769 - 7,029,097 7,029,097 7,185,340 7,229,601 7,349,825
Capital Expenditure 497,770 502,863 569,290 722,507 788,368 788,368 859,933 37,560 897,493 917,136 921,060 572,109
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)                        
Output Expenses 454,299 460,958 482,800 514,146 473,133 473,133 325,403 164,153 489,556 484,798 478,969 471,107
Other Expenses 323,226 331,763 321,630 336,131 397,276 397,276 - 399,807 399,807 402,929 398,360 400,588
Capital Expenditure - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Appropriations

9,153,929 9,475,676 9,693,455 10,242,694 10,792,273 10,786,852 2,995,689 8,048,909 11,044,598 11,246,678 11,299,980 11,092,333

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 76,123 21,740 5,586 9,341 7,985 7,985 N/A 7,885 7,885 7,885 7,885 7,885
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

76,123 21,740 5,586 9,341 7,985 7,985 N/A 7,885 7,885 7,885 7,885 7,885

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#

  2011/12
Adjustments
$000
2012/13
Adjustments
$000
2013/14
Adjustments
$000
2014/15
Adjustments
$000
2015/16
Final Budgeted
Adjustments
$000
2015/16
Estimated
Actual
Adjustments
$000

Appropriations

           
Output Expenses (454,299) (460,958) (482,800) (514,146) (473,133) (473,133)
Benefits or Related Expenses - - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - -
Other Expenses (323,226) (331,763) (321,630) (336,131) (397,276) (397,276)
Capital Expenditure - - - - -  
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)            
Output Expenses 454,299 460,958 482,800 514,146 473,133 473,133  
Other Expenses 323,226 331,763 321,630 336,131 397,276 397,276  
Capital Expenditure - - - - - -

Total Appropriations

-

-

-

-

-

-

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

           
Tax Revenue - - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue - - - - - -
Capital Receipts - - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

- - - - - -

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

Following a review of the structure of Vote Education appropriations in 2015, a number of changes have been made to the Vote. Two new multi-category appropriations have been established. Several minor technical changes have also been made that were identified in the appropriations review. These changes take effect from 2016/17 and are detailed in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

Significant changes in departmental and non-departmental appropriations related to early childhood education and schooling between 2011/12 and 2019/20 are discussed briefly below.

Departmental Expenditure

The largest component of departmental output expenditure relates to provision of school land and buildings, including capital charge, depreciation and net losses. The major changes here result from movements in the value of the property portfolio after additional government investment in schools, the annual upward or downward revaluation of the portfolio (including impairment of assets) and disposals.

Other significant changes to departmental funding include:

  • increased provision for services for students with special education 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 non-departmental appropriation Special Needs Support 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 payroll systems and related advisory services, as well as remediating Novopay mainly from 2012/13 to 2014/15, development of other systems, such as the Early Learning Information system and an education-wide funding system
  • support for ultra-fast broadband in schools, including implementation of the School Network Upgrade Project and initiatives to support the implementation of a managed network for all schools
  • supporting implementation of Youth Guarantee initiatives
  • implementation of the Student Achievement Function and subsequent other activities to support the better public services targets, including reprioritisation of some funds, and
  • efficiency savings through reducing the general cost of Ministry outputs from 2012/13, including absorbing the employer subsidy cost for superannuation.

Departmental output expense appropriations Interventions for Target Student Groups and Support and Resources for Teachers have been moved to multi-category appropriations from 2016/17.

Departmental Capital Expenditure

Most capital expenditure for the Ministry of Education is for the school property works programme. Movements between years mainly relate to factors such as site purchases and the timing of roll growth and redevelopment projects. There is also increased focus on expenditure in Christchurch to remediate damage from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Also included is expenditure on the School Network Upgrade Project and broadband initiatives as well as development of information systems.

Capital Injections

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

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

  • steady growth in the cost of school transport services, partly offset by cost savings in special education transport services from 2013 and other efficiency savings from 2015/16
  • consolidating funding for secondary-tertiary programmes under a common cash-based resourcing model from 2013 and reallocations from Youth Guarantee funding (in Vote Tertiary Education) for additional Trades Academy places
  • support for 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
  • reducing commitments to a variety of programmes from 2013/14 and improving the cost effectiveness of professional learning and development from 2016/17
  • provision for Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters moved from Vote Social Development from 2016/17, and
  • support for the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand from 2015/16 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 and Service Academies have been moved to multi-category appropriations from 2016/17.

Benefits or Related Expenses

Changes in benefit expenses are largely related to:

  • initiatives to attract students to careers in teaching, including introduction of a voluntary bonding scheme for teachers in hard-to-staff areas, or subjects, from 2012, although this was reduced from 2012/13 following an easing of the teacher supply position. There were also transfers of funding to Vote Social Development for teacher trainee scholarship payment and other reprioritisations, and
  • increases in the number of National Study Awards available to existing teachers as a result of settlements of collective agreements and provision of awards for top-performing teachers; partly offset by reductions in the schooling and early childhood education sectors and partly from reprioritisation of the baseline and to better reflect actual demand.

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Other expense appropriations account for most funding under Vote Education. Changes in these appropriations mainly reflect a combination of:

  • roll-related increases in early childhood education sessional payments, as well as revised funding rates. Policy changes from Budget 2010 slowed the rate of increase in early childhood education funding and improved targeting of resources to increase participation among Maori and Pasifika children and those in low socio-economic areas. From 2013 there is increased funding to achieve the 98% participation target under Better Public Services
  • extending equity funding to all early childhood education services in 2011 and increased funding from 2012/13
  • provision for implementing the Youth Package from 2012/13 and for establishing partnership schools from 2013/14
  • roll-related increases in funding for schooling, including for teacher salaries, as well as provision for improved schools' operations funding rates
  • 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
  • implementation of Investing in Educational Success from 2015
  • other initiatives in the schooling sector, including support for students to meet literacy and numeracy standards, and provision for Youth Guarantee services, although partly offset by transfers to output expenses by consolidating funding for secondary-tertiary programmes
  • support for the special education sector, including a transfer of some Ongoing Resourcing Scheme funding from departmental output expense Interventions for Target Student Groups where it is managed by providers other than the Ministry of Education, continuing implementation of the Positive Behaviour for Learning initiative and amalgamation of the Resource Teachers Learning and Behaviour and Supplementary Learning Support services, as well as sustaining momentum on New Zealand sign language education
  • flow-on effect to integrated schools of some initiatives, including the School Network Upgrade Project
  • provision for occasional impairment and balance sheet adjustments, and
  • impact of reprioritisation decisions and other efficiencies.

Non-departmental other expense appropriation Special Needs Support has been moved to a multi-category appropriation from 2016/17.

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

The major changes in non-departmental capital expenditure over the period relate to incentives for the disposal of surplus properties until 2014/15, funding for furniture and equipment for new school buildings, the School Network Upgrade Project and broadband initiatives. There was also working capital for two new agencies - The Network for Learning Ltd and Education Payroll Ltd along with a transfer of assets for the latter.

Revenue

Non-tax revenue at the beginning of the period mainly relates to recoveries of the State Services Retirement Savings Scheme and KiwiSaver contributions from Vote State Services. Revenue has reduced from 2012/13 after central funding of retirement contributions through Vote State Services ceased.

1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure#

    Old Structure New Structure
2015/16 Appropriations
in the 2015/16 Structure
2015/16
(Current)
$000
Appropriations to which
Expenses (or Capital
Expenditure) have been Moved from or to
Amount
Moved
$000
2015/16 Appropriations
in the 2016/17 Structure
2015/16
(Restated)
$000
2016/17
$000

Departmental Output Expense

           

Support and Resources for Teachers

64,823 Transferred to Support and Resources for Teachers, category of the Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA (64,823)      

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

           

Professional Development and Support

100,392 Transferred to Professional Development and Support, category of the Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA (100,392)      
       

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

   
       

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

   
       
Departmental Output Expense
   
    Transferred from Support and Resources for Teachers 64,823
Support and Resources for Teachers
64,823 67,265
       
Non-Departmental Output Expenses
   
    Transferred from Professional Development and Support 100,392
Professional Development and Support
100,392 94,129

Curriculum Support

63,900 Transferred to Curriculum Support, category of the Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA  
Curriculum Support
54,474 56,833
    Transferred to Students Attendance and Engagement, category of the Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA (9,426)

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

   
       
Non-Departmental Output Expenses
   
    Transferred from Curriculum Support 9,426
Students Attendance and Engagement
9,426 9,551

Service Academies

3,640 Transferred to Service Academies, category of the Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA  
Service Academies
3,640 3,640

Departmental Output Expense

     
Departmental Output Expense
   

Interventions for Target Student Groups

240,378 Transferred to Interventions for Target Student Groups, category of the Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA  
Interventions for Target Student Groups
240,378 258,138

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Non-Departmental Other Expense
   

Special Needs Support

397,276 Transferred to Special Needs Support, category of the Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA  
Special Needs Support
397,276 399,807

Primary Education

2,979,343 Transferred from School Bus Controllers 265

Primary Education

2,979,608 3,022,716

School Transport Bus Controllers

530 Transferred to Primary Education (265)      
    Transferred to Secondary Education (265)      

Secondary Education

2,147,440 Transferred from School Transport Bus Controllers 265

Secondary Education

2,147,705 2,126,781
Total Changes in Appropriation 5,997,722   -   5,997,722 6,038,860

After a review of Vote Education a range of changes to appropriations have been implemented from 2016/17 as follows:

  • Departmental output expense Interventions for Target Student Groups, non-departmental output expenses Service Academies and Curriculum Support (Component: Students Attendance and Engagement) and non-departmental other expense Special Needs Support have been combined into a Multi-Category Appropriation called Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA, with an overarching purpose to improve outcomes for targeted student groups.
  • Departmental output expense Support and Resources for Teachers and non-departmental output expenses Professional Development and Support and the balance of Curriculum Support have been combined into a Multi-Category Appropriation called Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA, with an overarching purpose to improve the quality of teaching and learning for children and young people aged up to18 years.
  • It has been determined that payments to teachers who assist in the provision of school transport fall within the scope of non-departmental other expenses appropriations Primary Education and Secondary Education and that a separate appropriation for School Transport Bus Controllers is no longer required.

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 Appropriations contributing to outcomes:
  Contributing to one or two outcomes: Contributing to all three outcomes:
The education system is relevant and reaches all children and students
  • School Property Portfolio Management (M26)
  • Ministry of Education - Capital Expenditure PLA (M26)
  • Contribution to the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (M26)
  • Education Research Initiatives (M26)
  • School Managed Network Funding (M26)
  • School Transport (M26)
  • Teacher-Led Innovation Fund (M26)
  • Boarding Allowances (M26)
  • National Study Awards (M26)
  • Teacher Trainee Scholarships (M26)
  • Early Childhood Education (M26)
  • Integrated Schools Property (M26)
  • Interest Subsidy for Schools (M26)
  • Primary Education (M26)
  • Schooling Improvement (M26)
  • UNESCO (M26)
  • School Support Project (M26)
  • Schools Furniture and Equipment (M26)
  • Policy Advice (M26)
  • Stewardship of the Education System (M26)
  • Support and Resources for Education Providers (M26)
  • Support and Resources for Parents and the Community (M26)
  • Provision of Information and Advisory Services (M26)
  • Qualifications Support Structures (M26)
  • Supporting Parenting (M26)
  • Home Schooling Allowances (M26)
  • Secondary Education (M26)
  • Support for Early Childhood Education Providers (M26)
  • Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA (M26)
  • Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA (M26)
Every child and student achieves educational success
  • Contribution to the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (M26)
  • School Transport (M26)
  • Secondary School Assessments (M26)
  • Teacher-Led Innovation Fund (M26)
  • Boarding Allowances (M26)
  • National Study Awards (M26)
  • Scholarships for Students to Attend Private Schools (M26)
  • Teacher Trainee Scholarships (M26)
  • United World Scholarships (M26)
  • Early Childhood Education (M26)
  • Primary Education (M26)
  • Remission of Fees (M26)
  • Schooling Improvement (M26)
New Zealanders have skills and knowledge for work and life
  • Quality Assurance (M26)
  • Secondary-Tertiary Interface (M26)
  • Puawaitanga Scholarships (M26)

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations#

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses#

Policy Advice (M26)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation 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.

Expenses and Revenue

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 16,824 16,824 16,442
Revenue from the Crown 16,824 16,824 16,442
Revenue from Others - - -

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

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

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Independent assessment of the quality of the Ministry's policy advice (see Note 1).

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 2).

7 7 7

The total cost per hour per person of producing policy outputs (see Note 3).

$120 - $135 $120 - $135 $120 - $135

Note 1 - 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 2 - 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 3 - 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.

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
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Quality Teaching Agenda 2013/14 350 350 350 350 350
Efficiency Savings Ministry of Education 2012/13 (1,004) (1,004) (1,004) (1,004) (1,004)

School Property Portfolio Management (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Expenditure on goods and services focused on providing the land, buildings and other facilities that make up the property portfolio of the State school sector. This includes purchasing and constructing new property, upgrading existing property to maintain the quality of the portfolio, disposing of surplus property, and managing teacher and caretaker housing.

Expenses and Revenue#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,624,628 1,624,628 1,653,462
Revenue from the Crown 1,588,658 1,588,658 1,650,276
Revenue from Others 50,500 50,500 3,186

Components of the Appropriation#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
test $000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Management of the School Sector Property Portfolio 135,671 135,671 125,293
Capital charge 988,153 988,153 1,016,038
Depreciation 500,804 500,804 512,131
Total 1,624,628 1,624,628 1,653,462

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#

  2015/16 2016/17
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 Lower Advanced Lower Advanced

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

New measure 65% 65%

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.

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
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Supporting Infrastructure Service Delivery 2016/17 - 8,000 - - -
Technology in Schools 2016/17 - 1,133 (320) (320) (320)
School Property Growth Package 2016/17 - 8,417 16,857 25,971 29,104
Christchurch Schools Rebuild 2016/17 - 1,254 8,886 15,264 15,264
Third New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership 2015/16 (251) (2,001) (5,442) 1,693 27,069
New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership Project Two 2015/16 (598) 7,398 19,431 20,816 19,543
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (1,346) (1,355) (1,357) (1,359) (1,072)
New Schools and Roll-Growth Classrooms 2015/16 6,927 20,642 26,730 27,878 27,878
Earthquake Resilience Statutory Requirements 2015/16 4,850 - - - -
School Buildings Insurance 2015/16 8,500 8,500 8,500 8,500 8,500
Public Private Partnership - Hobsonville Point 2014/15 7,576 7,388 7,209 7,103 6,996
Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme: Property Components 2014/15 5,270 5,560 3,860 3,860 3,860
School Property Expansion 2014/15 4,414 13,088 19,830 19,830 19,830
Leaky Buildings Remediation 2014/15 3,743 - - - -
Asset Management Change Programme 2014/15 2,180 2,080 2,080 1,380 1,380
Savings - Property Procurement Efficiencies 2014/15 (615) (615) (615) (615) (615)
Savings - Temporary Return of Insurance Recoveries to the Crown 2014/15 (2,500) - - - -
School Property Programme Business Case and New Capital Funding for Budget 2014 2013/14 9,468 11,274 11,177 11,177 11,177
Greater Christchurch Schools Infrastructure Renewal Programme Business Case 2013/14 (2,500) (2,500) (2,500) (2,500) (2,500)
Establishing Three New Primary Schools and the Provision of Roll-Growth Classrooms 2013/14 7,050 7,162 7,162 7,162 7,162
Savings from Departmental Line-by-Line Review 2013/14 (10,600) (8,600) (8,600) (8,600) (8,600)
Depreciation Charges on Existing School Property 2013/14 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
School Network Upgrade Project and National Education Network Trial 2013/14 7,666 7,539 7,539 7,539 7,539
Canterbury Earthquake Education Renewal (Schools Infrastructure Group) 2013/14 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
School Property Improvement Programme 2013/14 1,300 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200
School Property Asset Management Improvement Programme 2013/14 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Cost Pressures on Established Property Management Services Contracts 2013/14 700 700 700 700 700
Ultra-fast Broadband in Schools: School Network Upgrade Project 2012/13 6,078 6,078 6,078 6,078 6,078
Efficiency Savings Ministry of Education 2012/13 (1,083) (1,083) (1,083) (1,083) (1,083)

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $28.834 million increase in this appropriation for 2016/17 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • school property expansion including new schools and additional roll-growth classrooms ($32.724 million increase)
  • capital charge in 2015/16 was affected by the delays in the delivery of the capital expenditure programme ($17.352 million increase in 2016/17)
  • operating funding to support infrastructure service delivery as agreed in Budget 2016 ($8 million increase)
  • operating costs related to public private partnerships ($6.058 million increase)
  • funding to support technology in schools through the Wireless School Network Upgrade Project ($1.545 million increase)
  • continuation of the Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme ($1.339 million increase)
  • lower estimated losses on disposal and demolition of school property ($10.500 million decrease), rectification of weather-tightness issues ($8.134 million decrease), reduced provision for rationalisation of school property ($8 million decrease), maintenance of teacher and caretaker housing ($4 million decrease), and rental expenses on school property ($2 million decrease), and
  • one-off costs incurred in 2015/16 to undertake an earthquake resilience inspection programme ($4.850 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 department output expense appropriation in Vote Education.

Expenses and Revenue#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,217 1,217 845
Revenue from Others 1,217 1,217 845

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#

  2015/16 2016/17
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.

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 $285,000 decrease in this appropriation for 2016/17 is due to funding provided to cover transition costs in 2015/16 only.

Stewardship of the Education System (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to services (other than policy advice) provided by the Ministry of Education in its role as steward of the education system (other than tertiary education). It includes services to support Ministers in discharging their portfolio responsibilities (other than policy decision-making).

Expenses and Revenue#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 34,837 34,837 33,414
Revenue from the Crown 34,827 34,827 33,404
Revenue from Others 10 10 10

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve a shared strategic direction and alignment across the education system.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Research and Analysis

     

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement requirements are met for the implementation of international studies for:

     
  • Data quality
100% 100% 100%
  • Timeliness.
100% 100% 100%

Monitoring the Education System

     

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 ± 3% of actual values Accurate within ± 3% of actual values

The satisfaction rating given by the Minister of Education on the monitoring advice provided by the Ministry about the Government's ownership and purchase interest in Crown agencies (see Note 1).

New measure 7 7

Support for the Education Minister

     

Ministerial correspondence replies completed within 20 working days of receipt by the Ministry, unless otherwise agreed.

95% 95% 95%

Parliamentary question responses provided to the Minister's Office so that answers can meet the timeframe set in Parliamentary Standing Orders.

95% 95% 95%

Ministerial Official Information Act request replies completed five days prior to the statutory time limit, unless otherwise agreed.

95% 95% 95%

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

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
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Partnership Pilot 2016/17 - 71 - - -
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (22) (21) (21) (21) (17)
Accelerating Education for Priority Learners 2013/14 100 100 100 100 100
Quality Teaching Agenda 2013/14 1,400 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,300
Efficiency Savings Ministry of Education 2012/13 (1,372) (1,372) (1,372) (1,372) (1,372)

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $1.423 million decrease in this appropriation for 2016/17 is mainly due to cost of operating the value-for-money programme from 2016/17 being met from savings generated by the programme ($1 million).

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#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 97,535 97,535 94,450
Revenue from the Crown 96,145 96,145 93,310
Revenue from Others 1,390 1,390 1,140

Components of the Appropriation#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
test $000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Regulation of Providers 10,729 10,729 11,022
Resourcing of Providers 28,285 28,285 25,465
Provision of Services 51,694 51,694 47,213
At-Risk Provider Interventions 6,827 6,827 10,750
Total 97,535 97,535 94,450

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#

  2015/16 2016/17
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 are accurately calculated and sent to financial institutions on time in order to be processed on or before advised pay dates:

     
  • Accuracy
99.5% 99.75% 99.5%
  • On time.
99.5% 99.90% 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 (ERO) report being published, or request from Boards of Trustees, or referral from the sector, or determination by the Ministry.

More than 95% More than 95% 95% or more

Percentage of eligible Early Childhood Education (ECE) services connected to Early Learning Information System (ELI).

New measure New measure 98%

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
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (90) (86) (85) (84) (66)
Savings - School Transport Operational Efficiencies 2015/16 750 750 1,000 500 500
Education Payroll 2015/16 15,949 12,438 12,438 12,438 12,438
Education-Wide Funding System 2015/16 3,540 5,130 5,130 3,890 3,890
Achievement and Investment Management 2015/16 1,437 2,806 3,276 3,276 3,276
Network for Learning 2013/14 9,935 7,082 7,082 7,082 7,082
Canterbury Earthquake - Support Packages for Christchurch Schooling Workforce 2013/14 256 199 199 199 199
Canterbury Earthquake - Greater Christchurch Education Taskforce 2013/14 2,953 2,953 2,953 2,953 2,953
Quality Teaching Agenda 2013/14 1,450 1,218 - - -
Early Learning Information System 2012/13 4,960 4,970 5,096 5,024 5,024
Efficiency Savings Ministry of Education 2012/13 (1,661) (1,661) (1,661) (1,661) (1,661)

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $3.085 million decrease in this appropriation for 2016/17 is mainly due to one-off costs incurred in 2015/16 on transition to the new education payroll service ($3.511 million).

Support and Resources for Parents and the Community (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to expenditure on policies and programmes focused on parents' and the community's knowledge of and participation in the education system.

Expenses and Revenue#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 12,136 12,136 11,740
Revenue from the Crown 12,126 12,126 11,730
Revenue from Others 10 10 10

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve delivery of programmes and services focused on supporting parents, families, whanau and iwi to participate in and with the education system.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Coverage of target communities - Percentage of whanau and young people receiving community-based engagement, information and support programmes for parents, families, whanau and iwi who are from targeted priority communities (see Note 1).

85% 85% 85%

Impact of community-based engagement - Percentage of whanau and young people receiving community-based engagement, information and support programmes 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 2).

Revised measure 95% 95%

Impact of Pasifika community-based engagement - Percentage of Pasifika families receiving community-based engagement, information and support from the PowerUP programme 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 2).

New measure New measure 80%

Impact of tailored services for individuals - Percentage of parents and whanau receiving tailored services for individuals 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 2).

95% 95% 95%

Number of contracted Early Childhood Education child places created to meet the needs of targeted communities as a result of the Targeted Assistance Programme.

948 - 1,100 948 - 1,100 948 - 1,100

Note 1 - Includes the 'Count-Me-In' and 'At Risk of Not Achieving' work being delivered to priority students outside of the target communities.

Note 2 - As measured by the percentage of participants who showed a 'positive' or higher rating in their programme completion surveys.

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
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (11) (11) (11) (11) (9)
Accelerating Education for Priority Learners 2013/14 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Connecting Communities 2013/14 375 375 375 375 375
Efficiency Savings Ministry of Education 2012/13 (302) (302) (302) (302) (302)

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

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 18,000 18,000 15,000
Property, Plant and Equipment 729,642 729,642 823,816
Intangibles 14,215 14,215 21,117
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

761,857 761,857 859,933

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

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of State schools with a property condition of 'Fair' or better, as an indicator of the condition of the school property portfolio (see Note 1).

New measure 75% 80%

Note 1 - School property condition is rated on a scale of 'Very Poor', 'Poor', 'Fair', 'Good' and 'Very Good' based on the expected 10-year cost of maintenance relative to estimated replacement value.

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 $98.076 million increase in appropriation for 2016/17 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • expenditure on roll-growth classrooms to meet increased demand particularly in Auckland and including the ramp up of supply of modular buildings ($55 million increase)
  • increased spend on redevelopment of existing schools as more projects move into the construction phase ($42 million increase)
  • rephasing of the Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme within the overall programme budget ($27 million increase), and
  • office accommodation and Information and Communications Technology ($26 million decrease).

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets

Ministry of Education

Details of Net Asset Schedule 2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2016/17
Opening Balance 12,466,384 12,708,940  
Capital Injections 276,871 475,848 Construction of new schools and increase in the roll-growth classrooms ($347.413 million), the Christchurch schools rebuild programme ($116.740 million), development of the Education Resourcing System ($8.538 million) and continued funding for Public Private Partnerships ($3.157 million).
Capital Withdrawals (48,845) (96,543) Withdrawals are due to new school property being leased or acquired through Public Private Partnerships instead of being purchased or constructed.
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) 14,530 - The surplus is from gains on sale from the disposal of surplus school properties ($12.500 million) and third party contribution to the development of particular school building assets ($2.030 million).
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

12,708,940 13,088,245  

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

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,638 4,638 2,370

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

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of participants in the appraisal of principals workshops who have made, or intend to make, significant or complete changes to their principal review/appraisal practice during 2016 (see Note 1).

New measure New measure 65%

Number of practising certificate fees paid by the Crown as a result of the settlement of collective agreements for the sector (see Note 2).

New measure 5,800 8,500

Note 1 - The result will be based on the response to a survey to be carried out during the post-project evaluation where the options will be 'No change', 'Minor change', 'Significant change' and 'Complete change'. Participants in the workshops will be school principals and members of Boards of Trustees.

Note 2 - The appropriation includes monies to cover the cost of fees set by the Education Council, pursuant to section 364(1) of the Education Act 1989, for the purposes of issuing or renewing 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.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 1,460 2,192 2,192 733 -
Quality Teaching Agenda (see Note 1). 2013/14 2,000 - - - -

Note 1 - This initiative was originally appropriated to departmental output expense Stewardship of the Education System.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The $2.268 million decrease in this appropriation for 2016/17 is mainly due to one-off costs in 2015/16 provided to establish the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand and transition from the former professional body New Zealand Teachers Council.

Education Research Initiatives (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Purchase of research about teaching and learning in our educational institutions and independent research on education issues, policies and practices.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,008 3,008 3,008

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the provision of current research by educational institutions.

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 a non-departmental output is less than $5 million.

Service Providers#

Provider 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

         
Building Knowledge about Teaching and Learning 1,452 1,452 1,452 See above Ongoing
New Zealand Council for Educational Research 1,556 1,556 1,556 See above Ongoing

Total

3,008

3,008

3,008

   

The table above shows the main research organisation providers for this appropriation.

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 are 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.

Provision of Information and Advisory Services (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 24,532 24,532 24,544

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve informed learning and work choices through the provision of information and advisory services to individuals, education providers and organisations.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Careers New Zealand

     

Number of New Zealand-based web visits to the Careers New Zealand website.

4.2 million 4.2 million 4.4 million

Percentage of users who agree that the content on the Careers New Zealand website is relevant to their needs.

75% 75% 80%

Percentage of education providers that have used Careers New Zealand programmes and services who agree that the programmes and services have helped improve the quality of their career education provision.

New measure 80% 80%

Percentage of participating employers/employment organisations that agree Careers New Zealand's initiatives have been effective in improving connections between education and employment.

75% 75% 80%

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

     

The delivery of an information programme on the following: quality assurance, the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, Te Rautaki Maori, NZQA's Pasifika Plan, NCEA and other government education policy for which NZQA has responsibility (see Note 1).

100% 100% 100%

Note 1 - The information programme established for 2016/17 includes a range of workshops, online and hard copy material. The quantity of individual materials such as brochures and resource kits is dependent upon demand. NZQA's performance standard is to deliver 100% on its published programme.

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 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

         
Careers New Zealand 15,541 15,541 15,563 See above Ongoing
New Zealand Qualifications Authority 3,726 3,726 3,726 See above Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

         
Special Education Peak Bodies 796 796 796 See above Ongoing
Consultants 500 500 500 See above Ongoing
Other Providers 3,969 3,969 3,959 See above Ongoing

Total

24,532

24,532

24,544

   

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Migrant Futures: Small-Scale Settlement and Integration Initiatives 2015/16 209 381 - - -
Partnership School | Kura Hourua: Monitoring and Evaluation 2015/16 250 250 - - -
Independent Advice on Government Priority Areas 2013/14 500 500 500 500 500
Savings from Crown Line-by-Line Review 2013/14 (681) (681) (681) (681) (681)

Qualifications Support Structures (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 6,129 6,129 6,049

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to ensure that New Zealand qualifications are valued as credible and robust.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

NZQA 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 1).

3 3 3

The percentage of NZQA-owned standards maintained by their planned review date.

New measure 95% 95%

The percentage of results for assessment standards reported by accredited tertiary education organisations put on to learners' transcripts within two working days.

98% 98% 98%

Note 1 - Scale is 1 to 4, where 1 is 'Strongly disagree', 2 is 'Disagree', 3 is 'Agree', and 4 is 'Strongly agree'.

End of Year Performance Reporting#

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority in its annual report.

Quality Assurance (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,774 4,774 4,774

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to ensure high-quality services are delivered to tertiary learners in the non-university sector.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

150 150 150

The percentage of investigations that are resolved, either because there were no issues identified in the investigation or, if there were issues, steps have been taken to address the issues and changes have been made to ensure future delivery is acceptable.

95% 95% 95%

Activity Information (see Note 1)

     

The number of investigations carried out (see Note 2).

New measure New measure 50 - 100

Note 1 - Activity information relates to output volume measures that are demand-driven and therefore outside the control of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Note 2 - An investigation is defined by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority as an action taken to follow up known, self-disclosed, suspected or alleged non-compliance with the Education Act 1989 or NZQA Rules.

End of Year Performance Reporting#

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority in its annual report.

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#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 28,750 28,750 31,150

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve a quality network service for schools delivered by The Network for Learning Limited.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of schools connected to the Network for Learning which are 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied' with the managed network services provided.

New measure 75% 75%

Percentage of State and integrated schools which are connected to the Network for Learning for free uncapped broadband services to support a modern learning environment.

New measure 95% 98%

End of Year Performance Reporting#

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Technology in Schools 2015/16 (3,000) - - - -
Network for Learning 2013/14 28,750 28,750 28,750 28,750 28,750

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $2.400 million increase in this appropriation for 2016/17 is mainly due to a transfer from 2015/16 for the Wireless School Network Upgrade Project ($3 million increase).

School Transport (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Purchase of services to transport eligible students to and from State and integrated schools. Also included are payments to schools that manage their own transport services and payments to parents/caregivers to compensate for the costs of taking children to school where other transport services are unsuitable or unavailable.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 184,972 184,972 189,895

Components of the Appropriation#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
test $000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Daily Services 93,925 93,925 97,411
Technology Services 4,834 4,834 5,038
Directly Resourced Schools 36,847 36,847 38,143
Special Education Needs 38,979 38,979 40,470
Conveyance Allowances 3,157 3,157 3,211
Other 7,230 7,230 5,622
Total 184,972 184,972 189,895

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.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
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.

New measure 99.9% 99.9%

Activity Information (see Note 1)

     

The number of bus routes provided per annum (see Note 1).

Revised measure 2,700 - 2,850 2,700 - 2,850

Note 1 - Activity information relates to output volume measures that are demand-driven and therefore outside the control of the Ministry of Education.

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 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

         
Directly Resourced Schools 36,847 36,847 38,143 See above Memorandum of Agreement which mirrors the agreements for the School Transport Daily Service Operators.
Kura Kaupapa Maori 7,230 7,230 5,622 See above On going

Non-Government Organisations

         
School Transport Daily Service Operators (approximately 90 providers, of which 15 to 20 receive more than $1 million per annum) 93,925 93,925 97,411 See above Most contracts expire at the end of December 2018, with a single right of renewal of 3 years for each.
School Transport Technology Service Operators (approximately 70 providers) 4,834 4,834 5,038 See above Most contracts expire at the end of December 2016.
Special Education School Transport Operators (approximately 60 providers) 38,979 38,979 40,470 See above Most contracts expire at the end of December 2016.
Parents and Caregivers 3,157 3,157 3,211 See above On going

Total

184,972

184,972

189,895

   

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Savings - School Transport Operational Efficiencies 2015/16 (2,000) (5,000) (5,000) (10,000) (10,000)
Savings from Crown Line-by-Line Review 2012/13 (8,000) (8,000) (8,000) (8,000) (8,000)

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $4.923 million increase in this appropriation for 2016/17 is due to a combination of:

  • increases in distances travelled, provision for new routes and movements in contract costs not attributable to global rating adjustment changes ($6.704 million increase)
  • changes in rolls ($1.829 million increase)
  • changes in global rating adjustments - anticipated price adjustments allowed for in transport contracts for fuel, wages, road user charges and other operating costs based on movements in several price indices such as the producer price index ($1.489 million decrease), and
  • savings from operational efficiencies ($2.121 million decrease).

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.

Secondary School Assessments (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 26,480 26,480 26,810

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve a robust and equitable assessment system for New Zealand's secondary learners.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

99% 99% 99%

End of Year Performance Reporting#

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority in its annual report.

Secondary-Tertiary Interface (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to delivery of programmes of learning at the secondary-tertiary interface, including programmes offered in partnership by schools and tertiary education organisations.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 69,615 69,615 74,512

Components of the Appropriation#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
test $000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
State Schools - Trades Academies 52,092 52,092 56,287
Tertiary Education Commission 17,523 17,523 18,225
Total 69,615 69,615 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#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of secondary-tertiary programme places purchased per calendar year.

5,250 5,250 6,190

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 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

         
State Schools - Trades Academies 52,092 52,092 56,287 See above Ongoing
Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics 11,942 11,942 12,421 See above Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

         
Other 5,581 5,581 5,804 See above Ongoing

Total

69,615

69,615

74,512

   

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Additional Trades Academy Places 2015/16 3,663 7,326 7,326 7,326 7,326
Youth Guarantee Trades Academies (Additional Places) 2015/16 1,234 2,468 2,468 2,468 2,468
Re-Allocation of Youth Guarantee Fees-Free Places to Fund Additional Academy Places 2014/15 9,093 9,093 9,093 9,093 9,093
Approval for New Secondary-Tertiary Interface Appropriation 2012/13 55,625 55,625 55,625 55,625 55,625

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $4.897 million increase in this appropriation for 2016/17 is due to the full calendar year effect of funding 940 additional Trades Academy places from 2016, to support NCEA Level 2 achievement and transitions into further study and careers.

Supporting Parenting (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,861 4,861 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#

  2015/16 2016/17
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.

960 - 1,200 960 - 1,200 960 - 1,200

The percentage of whanau attending NCEA and whanau workshops who report they feel more confident and better equipped to support their children's learning (see Note 1).

95% 95% 95%

Note 1 - NCEA and whanau workshops are jointly organised by agencies including the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Tertiary Education Commission, Te Puni Kokiri, Careers New Zealand and the Ministry of Education.

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 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

         
Iwi and Community Groups 4,861 4,861 9,329 See above Multiple contracts with different expiry dates

Total

4,861

4,861

9,329

   

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Social Sector Trials 2015/16 (160) - - - -
Savings - Blind and Low Vision Support Changes 2013/14 (38) (38) (38) (38) (38)
Savings from Crown Line-by-Line Review 2012/13 (90) (90) (90) (90) (90)

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $4.468 million increase in this appropriation for 2016/17 is mainly due to transfer of the Home Interactive Programme for Parents and Youngsters into the Vote from Vote Social Development from 1 July 2016 ($4.308 million increase).

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 2014/15 -
Adjustments for 2015/16 8,000
Adjusted Appropriation 18,000
Actual to 2014/15 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 2,000
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 4,000
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 12,000

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 special education needs and those from low socio-economic backgrounds.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of completed research projects which resulted in the spread of new teaching practices since initiation of the fund.

95% 95% 95%

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 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

         
State and Integrated Schools 2,000 2,000 4,000 See above 30 June 2020

Total

2,000

2,000

4,000

   

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Investing in Educational Success: Implementation and Operating Contingency Update 2018/19 - - - 4,000 4,000
Investing in Educational Success: Design and Implementation 2015/16 2,000 4,000 4,000 - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This multi-year appropriation has been increased by $8 million to a total of $18 million and extended for a further two years to finish at 30 June 2020 to provide more opportunities for teachers to lead practical, student-focused inquiry based on research to raise student achievement.

Boarding Allowances (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation

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.

Expenses

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 11,319 11,319 11,319

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve increased educational achievement for children and young people who are facing significant barriers to accessing education.

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 annual allowances paid under the Education Act 1989 for selected students studying away from home.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Reference Conditions
Cabinet decision Students are eligible 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.

Home Schooling Allowances (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Provides an allowance payable to parents/caregivers of children in full-time correspondence programmes for primary and secondary education and to 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#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,128 5,128 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.

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.

National Study Awards (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 18,448 17,448 18,634

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve better education by increasing the capability of teachers through targeted study assistance.

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 teacher study awards, including sabbaticals and prestigious awards, under the Education Act 1989 and teachers' collective agreements.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 84 269 510 534 534
Savings - Reductions to Funding for TeachNZ National Study Awards 2015/16 (773) (773) (773) (773) (773)
Savings - Top Teacher Awards Reprioritisation 2014/15 (1,000) (1,000) (1,000) (1,000) (1,000)
Settlement of the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement 2013-2016 2014/15 88 88 88 88 88
Settlement of Teacher and Principal and Ministry Funded Field Staff Collective Agreements 2013/14 249 250 250 250 250
Savings from Crown Line-by-Line Review 2013/14 (5,222) (5,222) (5,222) (5,222) (5,222)
2013-2015 Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement Settlement 2013/14 138 138 138 138 138

Puawaitanga Scholarships (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,152 1,152 1,152

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve greater educational opportunities for Maori students with leadership potential.

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 benefits or related expense is less than $5 million.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation#

Reference Conditions
Cabinet decision The scholarships would be offered to young people who demonstrate leadership potential, based on the schools' 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 monitor the performance of the schools and the recipients of the scholarship.

Scholarships for Students to Attend Private Schools (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,126 4,126 4,126

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the provision of opportunities for private education to those who would otherwise not have access.

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 benefits or related expense is less than $5 million.

Teacher Trainee Scholarships (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,147 1,147 1,442

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve a high-quality workforce by 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)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989, as the amount of this annual appropriation for benefits or related expense is less than $5 million.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Savings - Reductions to Funding for Teacher Trainee Scholarships 2015/16 (2,194) (1,521) (1,521) (1,521) (1,521)
Savings from Crown Line-by-Line Review 2012/13 (5,510) (6,478) (6,478) (6,478) (6,478)

United World Scholarships (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Scholarships for attendance at United World Colleges.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 50 50 50

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the provision of alternative learning environments.

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 benefits or related expense is less than $5 million.

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses#

Early Childhood Education (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation

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.

Expenses

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,723,008 1,723,008 1,791,387

Components of the Appropriation

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
test $000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Licensed Early Childhood Education (Under Two) 338,037 338,037 369,595
Licensed Early Childhood Education (Two and Over) 360,297 360,297 370,598
Licence-exempt Early Childhood Education 3,742 3,742 3,742
20 Hours Early Childhood Education 961,256 961,256 985,444
Targeted Funding Pool 59,676 59,676 62,008
Total 1,723,008 1,723,008 1,791,387

Note - Targeted funding includes targeted early childhood education (ECE) participation initiatives; equity funding; Annual Top-up for Isolated Services for licensed rural services and correspondence ECE.

Equity funding for the ECE sector provides additional support for community-based services and was extended in 2011 to all ECE services. Equity funding has the following four components, it is for learners:

  • from low socio-economic communities
  • with special education needs and from non-English-speaking backgrounds
  • with languages and cultures other than English, and
  • who live in isolation.

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

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of ECE centres/services providing services to the standard required to meet regulatory requirements.

97% 97% 98%

Percentage of children enrolled in ECE who are allocated their National Student Numbers.

New measure New measure 98%

Activity Information (see Note 1)

     

Subsidised hours provided by licensed and chartered ECE services:

     
  • Kindergartens
23 million - 25 million 27 million 25 million - 28 million
  • Playcentres
2 million - 4 million 2.9 million 2.5 million - 3 million
  • Education and care centres
116 million - 136 million 145.8 million 137 million - 151 million
  • Home-based
17 million - 20 million 23.3 million 26 million - 29 million
  • Kohanga Reo
10 million - 13 million 12.4 million 10 million - 13 million
  • Hours of ECE provided by certified playgroups.
1.8 million - 2 million 1.8 million 1.8 million - 2 million

Note 1 - Activity information relates to output volume measures that are demand-driven and therefore outside the control of the Ministry of Education.

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 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

         
The Correspondence School 3,694 3,694 3,714 See above Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

         
Education and Care Centres 1,287,819 1,287,819 1,356,178 See above Ongoing
Kindergarten 237,958 237,958 237,958 See above Ongoing
Playcentre 12,926 12,926 12,926 See above Ongoing
Home-based 106,503 106,503 106,503 See above Ongoing
Te Kohanga Reo 63,538 63,538 63,538 See above Ongoing
Community Action Groups 2,000 2,000 2,000 See above Ongoing
Playgroups 3,742 3,742 3,742 See above Ongoing
Non-Government Organisations, Iwi and Community Groups 3,411 3,411 3,411 See above Ongoing
Private Training Establishments 1,417 1,417 1,417 See above Ongoing

Total

1,723,008 1,723,008 1,791,387    

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 13 29 48 51 51
Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant Funding 2015/16 5 9 9 9 9
Savings - Reprioritisation of Funding from Early Childhood Education Outcome-Based Purchase Agreements 2015/16 (1,260) (2,640) (4,000) (4,000) (4,000)
Kindergarten Teachers, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers' Collective Agreement 2013-2016 2015/16 650 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,300
Cost Adjustment to Operational Grants for Schools 2014/15 27 27 27 27 27
Early Childhood Education Cost Adjustment 2013/14 13,309 13,564 13,821 13,821 13,821
Savings - Deferring Early Childhood Education Outcomes-Based Purchase Agreements 2013/14 (2,740) (1,360) - - -
Settlement of Teacher and Principal and Ministry Funded Field Staff Collective Agreements 2013/14 3,670 3,676 3,676 3,676 3,676
Early Childhood Education Initiatives 2013/14 26,159 26,490 26,490 26,490 26,490
Savings from Crown Line-by-Line Review 2013/14 (3,900) (3,900) (3,900) (3,900) (3,900)
2013-2015 Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement Settlement 2012/13 22 22 22 22 22
Increase to Early Childhood Education Equity Funding 2012/13 12,610 12,610 12,610 12,610 12,610
Youth Package - Early Childhood Education 2012/13 11,698 11,698 11,698 11,698 11,698

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The $68.379 million increase in this appropriation for 2016/17 is mainly due to volume growth driven by increased migration, higher than expected birth rate, and success of initiatives to improve awareness and engage more families to participate in ECE services.

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, Support for Provisionally Registered Teachers and Annual Top-up for Isolated Services are set out in the Early Childhood Education Funding Handbook.
  • 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.

Integrated Schools Property (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Provision for modernisation of existing property at integrated schools as part of a funding regime negotiated with the proprietors of integrated schools. Funding to assist in the expansion of the network is also included.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 61,600 57,179 68,243

Components of the Appropriation#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
test $000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Policy One Funding 53,194 52,594 51,967
Other Funding 8,406 4,585 16,276
Total

61,600

57,179

68,243

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

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

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of integrated schools receiving funding to maintain their school properties to a consistent standard as for State schools (Policy One, see Conditions on Use of Appropriation).

New measure 332 300 - 350

Activity Information (see Note 1)

     

Number of new teaching spaces provided at integrated schools to alleviate pressures from increasing student rolls in the school network (Policy Two, see Conditions on Use of Appropriation).

New measure 6 5 - 15

Note 1 - Activity information relates to output volume measures that are demand-driven and therefore outside the control of the Ministry of Education.

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 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

         
Proprietors of Integrated Schools 61,600 57,179 68,243 See above Ongoing

Total

61,600

57,179

68,243

   

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Christchurch Integrated Schools Building Strengthening 2016/17 - 6,000 - - -
Technology in Schools 2015/16 (1,500) 678 - - -
New Schools and Roll-Growth Classrooms 2015/16 2,000 4,072 - - -
Development Fund for St. David's Presbyterian School 2014/15 3,821 - - - -
School Network Upgrade Project and National Education Network Trial 2012/13 4,662 - - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $6.643 million increase in this appropriation for 2016/17 is due to a combination of:

  • the request of several proprietors delaying construction timelines or milestones from 2015/16 to 2016/17 ($6.948 million increase)
  • funding to assist state-integrated schools in greater Christchurch to seismic-strengthen their buildings ($6 million increase)
  • contribution to the development fund for St. David's Presbyterian School in 2015/16 ($3.821 million decrease), and
  • completion of the Wireless School Network Upgrade Project ($2.484 million decrease).

Conditions on Use of Appropriation#

Reference Conditions
Cabinet decision Policy One - Property grants to proprietors 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.

Interest Subsidy for Schools (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 119 119 120

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve financial support for schools that supports fit-for-purpose learning environments.

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 as the amount of this annual appropriation for non-departmental other expenses is less than $5 million.

Service Providers#

Provider 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

         
KPMG 109 109 110 See above Annual
Loan Providers 10 10 10 See above Ongoing

Total

119

119

120

   

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Savings in Interest Rate Subsidy for Schools 2014/15 (118) (117) (117) (117) (117)
Savings from Crown Line-by-Line Review 2012/13 (120) (120) (120) (120) (120)

Conditions on Use of Appropriation#

Reference Conditions
Loan agreements Subsidy payments are based on the difference between the interest rate in the agreement and the market interest rate.

Primary Education (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Delivering the curriculum for Years 0 to 8 (new entrant to Form 2) to pupils of State, integrated, private schools and The Correspondence School. Provides roll-based operations funding to schools, teacher and management salaries, support costs and supplementary funding programmes.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,979,343 2,979,343 3,022,716

Components of the Appropriation#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
test $000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Salaries Funding 2,173,908 2,173,908 2,161,957
Operations and Other Funding 805,435 805,435 860,759
Total 2,979,343 2,979,343 3,022,716

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve a consistent education programme for students in all schools from Years 0 to 8, including providing resources to the classroom.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of enrolled students achieving National Standards:

     
  • Reading
New measure 78.3% 78.6%
  • Maths
New measure 76.0% 76.7%
  • Writing.
New measure 71.4% 71.8%

Activity Information (see Note 1)

     

Number of students to receive the curriculum as at census date of 1 July.

475,000 - 478,000 475,000 - 478,000 490,000

Average number of Full-time Teacher Equivalents teaching in primary schools (excluding The Correspondence School and private schools).

25,800 25,600 25,600

Note 1 - Activity information relates to output volume measures that are demand-driven and therefore outside the control of the Ministry of Education.

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 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

         
State Schools (1,794) and State Integrated Schools (259) 2,952,938 2,952,938 2,995,808 See above Ongoing
The Correspondence School 3,293 3,293 3,297 See above Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

         
Private Schools (71) 14,301 14,301 14,301 See above Ongoing
Partnership Schools (5) 2,796 2,796 2,662 See above Ongoing
Statutory Managers 4,604 4,604 4,604 See above Ongoing
Private Organisations 1,411 1,411 2,044 See above Ongoing

Total

2,979,343

2,979,343

3,022,716

   

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Third New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership 2018/19 - - - (345) (748)
New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership Project Two 2016/17 - (297) (764) (950) (1,010)
Investing in Educational Success: Implementation and Operating Contingency Update 2016/17 (22,496) 9,150 44,224 49,010 49,992
Operational Grant Increase to Schools to Support Children Most at Risk of Not Achieving 2016/17 - 4,204 8,423 8,393 8,352
Selection of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua to Open in 2017 2015/16 158 101 227 275 316
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 2,336 5,217 8,757 9,415 9,415
Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Implementation 2015/16 40 101 101 - -
Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant Funding 2015/16 3,262 6,496 6,535 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 28,356 47,975 47,975 47,975 47,975
Selection of Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua to Open in 2015 2014/15 1,681 1,901 1,965 1,904 1,904
Cost Adjustment to Operational Grants for Schools 2014/15 12,704 12,706 12,765 12,765 12,765
Partnership Schools Further Funding 2014/15 182 182 182 182 182
Expansion of Reading Together 2014/15 343 681 681 681 681
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)
Savings - Reduction in School Classification, Integration and Closure Contingency Funding 2013/14 (2,650) (2,650) (2,650) (2,650) (2,650)
Settlement of the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement 2013-2016 2013/14 34 34 34 34 34
Settlement of Teacher and Principal and Ministry Funded Field Staff Collective Agreements 2013/14 58,122 58,244 58,244 58,244 58,244
Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua: Selection and Ongoing Provision 2013/14 775 775 775 775 775
Price Level Adjustment to Schools' Operations Grant 2013/14 11,833 11,806 11,806 11,806 11,806
Canterbury Earthquake - Support Package for Christchurch Schooling Workforce 2013/14 1,057 654 654 654 654
Savings from Crown Line-by-Line Review 2012/13 (1,811) (1,811) (1,811) (1,811) (1,811)
2013-2015 Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement Settlement 2012/13 3,475 3,471 3,471 3,471 3,471
Targeted Increase to Schools' Operations Grants 2012/13 12,224 12,224 12,224 12,224 12,224

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The increase of $43.373 million in this appropriation for 2016/17 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • ongoing implementation of the Budget 2014 initiative 'Investing in Educational Success' to shift and lift student achievement ($51.265 million increase)
  • additional teachers' salary costs mainly from increased rolls, changes in the level of effective average rates, and settlement of collective employment agreements ($26.177 million increase)
  • operational grant increase to schools to support children most at risk of not achieving ($4.204 million increase), and
  • difference in estimated school term start dates between the two financial years ($38.336 million decrease).

Remission of Fees (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,288 1,288 1,288

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to provide financial assistance with the National Certificate of Educational Attainment (NCEA) and New Zealand Scholarship entry fees for eligible New Zealand candidates to ensure New Zealand qualifications accessibility for all New Zealand learners.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Financial assistance is granted to all qualifying students who apply.

100% 100% 100%

End of Year Performance Reporting#

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority in its annual report.

Schooling Improvement (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,253 5,253 5,253

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#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of shared investments with iwi in initiatives for Maori learners and their whanau to make direct and tangible improvements in Maori education outcomes.

20 iwi 20 iwi 20 iwi

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 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

         
National Maori Organisations and Iwi Authorities 3,438 3,438 3,438 See above Multiple contracts with different expiry dates
Statutory Managers 1,815 1,815 1,815 See above Multiple contracts with different expiry dates

Total

5,253

5,253

5,253

   

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

Secondary Education (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Delivering the curriculum for Years 9 to 13 (Forms 3 to 7) to pupils of State, integrated, private schools and The Correspondence School. Provides roll-based operations funding to schools, teacher and management salaries, support costs and supplementary funding programmes.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,147,440 2,147,440 2,126,781

Components of the Appropriation#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
test $000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Salaries Funding 1,547,986 1,547,986 1,515,718
Operations and Other Funding 599,454 599,454 611,063
Total 2,147,440 2,147,440 2,126,781

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve a consistent education programme for students in all schools from Years 9 to 13, including providing resources to the classroom.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of 18-year-olds with NCEA Level 2 or equivalent will increase in comparison to the current percentage:

     
  • All
Greater than 81.4% Greater than 81.4% 83.7%
  • Maori
Greater than 67.9% Greater than 67.9% 74.0%
  • Pasifika.
Greater than 73.5% Greater than 73.5% 81.0%

Activity Information (see Note 1)

     

Number of students to receive the curriculum as at census date of 1 March.

273,000 - 277,000 272,000 - 273,000 272,000

Average number of Full-time Teacher Equivalents teaching in secondary schools (excluding The Correspondence School and private schools).

20,300 20,300 21,000

Note 1 - Activity information relates to output volume measures that are demand-driven and therefore outside the control of the Ministry of Education.

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 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

         
State Schools (255) and State Integrated Schools (17) 2,068,355 2,068,355 2,047,369 See above Ongoing
The Correspondence School 38,099 38,099 38,161 See above Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

         
Private Schools (17) 27,226 27,226 27,226 See above Ongoing
Partnership Schools (4) 9,367 9,367 9,187 See above Ongoing
Statutory Managers 1,989 1,989 1,989 See above Ongoing
National Maori Organisations and Iwi Authorities 1,198 1,,198 1,198 See above Ongoing
Private Organisations and Trusts 1,206 1,206 1,651 See above Ongoing

Total

2,147,440

2,147,440

2,126,781

   

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Investing in Educational Success: Implementation and Operating Contingency Update 2016/17 (13,058) 3,629 23,987 26,765 27,334
Operational Grant Increase to Schools to Support Children Most at Risk of Not Achieving 2016/17 - 1,921 3,847 3,834 3,815
Additional Trades Academy Places 2016/17 - (1,358) (2,716) (2,716) (2,716)
Selection of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua to Open in 2017 2015/16 1,508 1,023 2,334 2,908 3,237
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 19,620 43,824 73,557 79,084 79,084
Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Implementation 2015/16 172 429 429 - -
Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant Funding 2015/16 2,406 4,758 4,744 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 (1,234) (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 16,459 29,529 29,529 29,529 29,529
Selection of Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua to Open in 2015 2014/15 2,797 3,102 3,188 3,091 3,091
Cost Adjustment to Operational Grants for Schools 2014/15 9,369 9,304 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 2014/15 634 648 689 - -
Savings - Reduction in School Classification, Integration and Closure Contingency Funding 2013/14 (1,600) (1,600) (1,600) (1,600) (1,600)
Settlement of the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement 2013-2016 2013/14 303 303 303 303 303
Accelerating Education for Priority Learners 2013/14 400 400 400 400 400
Settlement of Teacher and Principal and Ministry Funded Field Staff Collective Agreements 2013/14 5,082 5,084 5,084 5,084 5,084
Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua: Selection and Ongoing Provision 2013/14 3,593 3,593 3,593 3,593 3,593
National Mentoring Programme 2013/14 1,599 1,599 1,599 1,599 1,599
Price Level Adjustment to Schools' Operations Grant 2013/14 8,709 8,631 8,631 8,631 8,631
Canterbury Earthquake - Support Packages for Christchurch Schooling Workforce 2013/14 705 436 436 436 436
Maintaining Existing Funding Formula for Teacher: Student Staffing Ratios in Schools 2013/14 3,604 3,604 3,604 3,604 3,604
Providing More Consistent Curriculum Staffing Ratios 2013/14 (3,604) (3,604) (3,604) (3,604) (3,604)
Savings from Crown Line-by-Line Review 2012/13 (4,928) (4,928) (4,928) (4,928) (4,928)
2013-2015 Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement Settlement 2012/13 32,093 32,061 32,061 32,061 32,061
Approval for New Secondary-Tertiary Interface Appropriation 2012/13 (44,549) (44,549) (44,549) (44,549) (44,549)
Targeted Increase to Schools' Operations Grants 2012/13 9,190 9,190 9,190 9,190 9,190
Extra Parenting Programmes and Relationship Education 2012/13 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $20.659 million decrease in this appropriation for 2016/17 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • difference in estimated school term start dates between the two financial years ($27.153 million decrease)
  • changes to teachers' salary costs mainly from decreased rolls, changes in the level of effective average rates, and settlement of collective employment agreements ($18.385 million decrease)
  • contribution to additional Trades Academy places under non-departmental output expense Secondary - Tertiary Interface and full year impact of refining the Trades Academy funding model ($2.592 million decrease)
  • variations in school operations grant allocations ($2.323 million decrease)
  • grants to school Boards of Trustees towards election costs in 2015/16 ($1.418 million decrease)
  • implementation of Budget 2014 initiative 'Investing in Educational Success' to shift and lift student achievement ($29.757 million increase), and
  • operational grant increases to schools to support children most at risk of not achieving ($1.921 million).

Support for Early Childhood Education Providers (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 13,026 13,026 11,226

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve increased participation in early childhood education (ECE) through increasing capacity in the ECE system.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Cost per child place created through the Targeted Assistance Participation programme.

$12,000 - $16,000 $12,000 - $16,000 $12,000 - $16,000

Number of children participating in ECE as a result of the Targeted Assistance Participation programme.

New measure New measure 500

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 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

         
Early Childhood Centres 9,176 9,176 7,376 See above Multiple contracts with different expiry dates
Kindergartens 3,850 3,850 3,850 See above Multiple contracts with different expiry dates

Total

13,026

13,026

11,226

   

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Savings - Targeted Assistance for Participation 2013/14 (2,500) (4,300) - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The decrease of $1.800 million in this appropriation for 2016/17 is due to savings identified in Budget 2014 under for the Targeted Assistance for Participation programme that is used to establish new places in early childhood education services in high priority areas where there is a lack of provision for vulnerable children.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation#

Reference Conditions
Cabinet decision Full-funding stream - grants to create early childhood education (ECE) places to make an immediate, high-impact difference in areas of the very highest need. The locations are determined by the Ministry of Education and include areas with the highest numbers of children missing out on ECE.
  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.
  Discretionary fund - grants to provide assistance to ECE services in Canterbury affected by earthquake and grants to provide support to the Better Public Services ECE participation target that in 2016, 98% of all children starting school will have participated in quality ECE.

UNESCO (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Expenses#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 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 other expenses is less than $5 million.

Service Providers#

Provider 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

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

Total

2,083

2,083

2,083

   

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

3.5 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure#

School Support Project (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation

Capital costs of implementing approved school support and schooling improvement projects (other than costs related to school property assets).

Capital Expenditure

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 500 500 832

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

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of schools receiving emergency support that are able to meet immediate financial obligations.

New measure New measure 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.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Social Sector Trials 2015/16 (1,380) (1,048) - - -

Schools Furniture and Equipment (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Provides funds to schools for new furniture and equipment when capital works (including remodelling/upgrading of existing property and new school property) are approved.

Capital Expenditure#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 26,011 26,011 36,728

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the supply of furniture and equipment to schools where the capital plans have been approved.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of State schools with a property condition of 'Fair' or better, as an indicator of the condition of the school property portfolio (see Note 1).

New measure 75% 80%

Activity Information (see Note 2)

     

Number of schools receiving furniture and equipment grants for expansion projects (see Note 1).

New measure 100 - 150 100 - 150

Number of schools receiving furniture and equipment grants for maintenance projects through their Five-Year-Agreements

New measure 800 - 1,100 800 - 1,100

Note 1 - Together, these measures indicate the impact made by the provision of capital for furniture and equipment, because funding for furniture and equipment is approved as part of the business cases for new and upgrades to teaching spaces.

Note 2 - Activity information relates to output volume measures that are demand-driven and therefore outside the control of the Ministry of Education.

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
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Third New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership 2018/19 - - - 1,759 -
School Property Growth Package 2016/17 - 7,016 8,531 2,782 500
New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership Project Two 2016/17 - 7,405 2,489 - -
Technology in Schools 2015/16 (2,500) 6,369 - - -
New Schools and Roll Growth Classrooms 2015/16 3,765 3,912 1,600 - -
Improved Wireless Connectivity in Schools 2014/15 2,700 1,350 - - -
School Property Programme Business Case and New Capital Funding for Budget 2014 2014/15 2,520 463 329 - -
School Property Expansion 2014/15 429 357 5,228 5,228 5,228
School Network Upgrade Project and National Education Network Trial 2012/13 2,594 - - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $10.717 million increase in this appropriation for 2016/17 is due to a combination of:

  • implementation of New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership Project Two ($7.405 million increase)
  • school property expansion including new schools and additional roll-growth classrooms ($5.034 million increase)
  • completion of the School Network Upgrade Programme including wireless ($1.425 million increase), and
  • provision for the Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme mainly in 2015/16 ($3.147 million decrease).

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

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

- - 218,227

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Support and Resources for Teachers - - 67,265

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Curriculum Support - - 56,833
Professional Development and Support - - 94,129

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

- - 67,255
Support and Resources for Teachers - - 67,255

Revenue from Others

- - 10
Support and Resources for Teachers - - 10

Components of the Appropriation

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Support and Resources for Teachers

     
Provision of Teaching and Learning Resources - - 59,144
Provision of Services to Support Professional Leadership and Learning - - 8,121

Curriculum Support

     
Information Technology Infrastructure - - 37,888
Teacher Curriculum Support - - 4,538
Student Curriculum Support - - 6,534
Community Curriculum Support - - 267
Rural Education Activities Programme - - 4,445
Other Funding - - 3,161

Professional Development and Support

     
Literacy and Numeracy - - 17,031
New Zealand Curriculum/Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Learning Areas - - 12,055
Qualifications and Assessments - - 12,148
Leadership, Principal Development and Management - - 6,392
Building a Responsive System for Priority Learners - - 15,488
Workforce Development - - 19,480
Early Childhood Education Professional Development - - 8,355
Other Funding - - 3,180
Total - - 218,227

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation

  2015/16 2016/17
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Education: Departmental Output Expense: Support and Resources for Teachers 64,823 64,823 -
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Output Expense: Curriculum Support (excluding Component: Students Attendance and Engagement) 54,474 54,474 -
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Output Expense: Professional Development and Support 100,392 100,392 -
Total 219,689 219,689 218,227

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 years 0 to 18.

The Professional Leadership and Development (PLD) programme is currently undergoing a three-year change programme (2016 to 2018) to make it more effective for improving quality of teaching and leadership for early childhood education services and schools.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of centrally-funded PLD experts who are accredited under the new PLD framework (see Note 1).

New measure New measure 80% - 100%

Note 1 - A PLD expert is an external facilitator who works with schools and teachers to support them to raise student achievement. Improved procurement processes under the new PLD framework, together with accreditation of expert PLD providers, help build sector confidence about the quality of PLD services.

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

  2015/16 2016/17
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 0-18.

     

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

New measure New measure 80%

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Curriculum Support

     

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

     

Number of schools supplied with Books in Homes in the calendar year.

500 - 520 500 - 520 500 - 520

Percentage of eligible principals provided with laptops in the calendar year (see Note 1).

95% 95% 90%

Percentage of eligible teachers (at least half full-time equivalent) provided with laptops in the calendar year (see Note 1).

88% 88% 90%

Professional Development and Support

     

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

     

Percentage of Early Childhood Education services participating in the Strengthening Early Learning Opportunities for children, whanau, families and communities (SELO) programme demonstrate positive shifts in practice.

80% 80% 80%

Percentage of schools targeted for Professional Learning and Development (PLD) that have demonstrated a positive shift in capability.

New measure New measure 70%
Activity Information (see Note 2)
     

Number of Early Childhood Education services participating in the SELO programme.

1,200 - 1,500 1,200 - 1,500 1,200 - 1,500

Note 1 - Laptops are leased by the Ministry and eligible for replacement on a three-year basis.

Note 2 - Activity information relates to output volume measures that are demand-driven and therefore outside the control of the Ministry of Education.

Service Providers for the Multi-Category Appropriation

Provider 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Ministry of Education

- - 67,265 Ongoing

Crown Entities

       
State Schools - - 1,809 Various contracts
Universities (8) - - 41,400 Various contracts

Non-Government Organisations

       
Private Organisations and Trusts - - 28,492 Various contracts
Cognition Education Limited - - 3,825 Various contracts
Core Education Limited - - 4,589 Various contracts
Datacom Systems (Wellington) Limited - - 10,864 Various contracts
Equico Equipment Finance (NZ) - - 10,032 Various contracts
NZ School Trustees Association - - 5,126 Multiple contracts with different expiry dates
Private Training Establishments - - 6,203 Various contracts
Rural Education Activities Programmes (13) - - 4,445 Various contracts
Telecom Rentals Limited - - 8,050 Various contracts
Te Tapuae o Rehua - - 9,802 Various contracts
Contracts yet to be finalised - - 16,176 N/A
Other - - 149 Various contracts

Total

   

218,227

 
 

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
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Investing in Educational Success: Implementation and Operating Contingency Update 2016/17 - 7,900 10,500 7,900 2,000
Technology in Schools 2016/17 - 3,040 - - -
Savings - Improved Cost Effectiveness of Professional Learning and Development 2016/17 - (3,000) (6,000) (6,000) (6,000)
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (61) (58) (58) (57) (45)
Savings - Laptops for Teachers Efficiency Gains 2015/16 (966) (1,206) (1,096) (1,709) (1,709)
Supporting the Implementation of Youth Guarantee Initiatives 2015/16 5,158 4,570 3,790 3,083 3,083
Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant Funding 2015/16 19 38 38 38 38
Social Sector Trials 2015/16 (50) - - - -
Contestable Fund to Support Asian Language Learning 2014/15 1,750 3,650 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 1,011 1,643 1,976 1,976 1,976
Canterbury Earthquake - Support Packages for Christchurch Schooling Workforce 2014/15 320 160 160 160 160
Computers in Homes 2013/14 3,040 - - - -
Settlement of Teacher and Principal and Ministry Funded Field Staff Collective Agreements 2013/14 208 150 150 150 150
Retention Programme for Maori Medium 2013/14 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Improving School Governance - Supporting Boards of Trustees 2013/14 3,350 4,050 4,050 4,050 4,050
Savings from Crown Line-by-Line Review 2013/14 (4,514) (4,514) (4,514) (4,514) (4,514)
Early Childhood Education Initiatives 2013/14 3,030 3,030 3,030 3,030 3,030
Quality Teaching Agenda 2013/14 2,889 1,689 2,689 2,189 1,689
Price Level Adjustment to School's Operational Grants 2013/14 88 88 88 88 88
Accelerating Education for Priority Learners 2013/14 4,175 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Targeted Increase to Schools' Operations Grants 2012/13 83 83 83 83 83
Alignment of Achievement Standards to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa 2012/13 2,080 - - - -
Efficiency Savings Ministry of Education 2012/13 (2,707) (2,707) (2,707) (2,707) (2,707)

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This is a new multi-category appropriation in 2016/17 created by combining three former appropriations as shown in the Comparators for Restructured Appropriation table above. The reorganisation of appropriations for 2016/17 is also set out in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

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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

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

Special Needs Support
This category is limited to providing additional resources to enable students with special education needs to participate in education.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

- - 671,136

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Interventions for Target Student Groups - - 258,138

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Service Academies - - 3,640
Students Attendance and Engagement - - 9,551

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Special Needs Support - - 399,807

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

- - 256,438
Interventions for Target Student Groups - - 256,438

Revenue from Others

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

Components of the Appropriation#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Interventions for Target Student Groups

     
Targeted Student Participation Interventions 15,926 15,926 16,566
Special Needs Interventions 224,452 224,452 241,572

Service Academies

3,640 3,640 3,640

Students Attendance and Engagement

9,426 9,426 9,551

Special Needs Support

     
Salaries Funding 181,937 181,937 183,570
Operations and Other Funding 215,339 215,339 216,237
Total 650,720 650,720 671,136

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation#

  2015/16 2016/17
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Education: Departmental Output Expense: Interventions for Target Student Groups 240,378 240,378 -
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Output Expense: Service Academies 3,640 3,640 -
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Output Expense: Curriculum Support (Component: Students Attendance and Engagement) 9,426 9,426 -
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Other Expense: Special Needs Support 397,276 397,276 -

Total

650,720 650,720 671,136

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#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Performance will be assessed by participation in education:

     
  • Early childhood education: Percentage of children starting school who have participated in quality early childhood education
97% 96.6% 98% by December 2016
  • Primary and secondary education: National average attendance rate.
88% 88% 88%

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

  2015/16 2016/17
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.

     

Percentage of children who have attended early childhood education prior to starting school:

     
  • Maori
96.9% 94.7% 98%
  • Pasifika
96.2% 92.4% 98%
  • Decile 1 - 3 students.
96.5% 93.7% 98%

Average number of days eligible children wait to receive a Ministry provided special education core service after referral.

75 calendar days 75 calendar days 75 calendar days

Percentage of parents and educators of children receiving a special education core service who are satisfied with the overall quality of the Ministry's service delivery.

85% 71% 85%

Percentage of parents and educators of children receiving a special education core service who are satisfied with the child's progress after the service from special education.

85% 68.5% 85%

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

New measure New measure 70%
Activity Information (See Note 1)
     

The number of children receiving a special education core service.

27,345 - 33,425 27,345 - 33,425 27,345 - 33,425

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Service Academies

     

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

     

Percentage of students enrolled in Service Academies at the start of the academic year retained by the Service Academy for that academic year.

80% 80% 80%

Percentage of students retained in Service Academies who achieve both Literacy and Numeracy Level 1.

80% 80% 80%

Students Attendance and Engagement

     

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

     

The median numbers of school days before excluded learners are returned to schooling.

40 days or less 40 days or less 40 days or less

Percentage of schools signed up to the Attendance Service system.

New measure New measure 65%

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Special Needs Support

     

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

     

Percentage of specialist service providers reviewed who meet at least 90% of the required service standards.

At least 90% At least 90% 90%
Activity Information (See Note 1)
     

Number of young people enrolled in the Alternative Education programme.

2,500 - 4,000 2,500 - 4,000 2,500

Number of students supported through the Resource Teacher Learning and Behaviour service.

15,000 - 17,000 15,000 - 17,000 15,000 - 17,000

Note 1 - Activity information relates to output volume measures that are demand-driven and therefore outside the control of the Ministry of Education.

Service Providers for the Multi-Category Appropriation#

Provider 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Ministry of Education

- - 258,138 Ongoing

New Zealand Defence Force

- - 981 Ongoing

Crown Entities

       
State Schools - - 397,425 Ongoing
State Schools - Service Academies - - 2,659 Ongoing
The Correspondence School - - 1,916 Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

       
Private organisations - - 9,590 Ongoing
Royal NZ Foundation for the Blind - - 427 Ongoing

Total

- -

671,136

 
 

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
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Increased Access to Assistive Technology 2016/17 - 300 350 400 400
The Ongoing Resourcing Scheme 2016/17 - 3,834 4,074 4,228 4,360
Increased Availability of In-Class Support for Students with Special Education Needs 2016/17 - 2,155 4,375 4,375 4,375
Increased Access to the Intensive Wraparound Service 2016/17 - 2,220 2,220 2,220 2,220
Operational Grant Increase to Schools to Support Children Most at Risk of Not Achieving 2016/17 - 52 104 104 104
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 525 1,172 1,966 2,115 2,115
Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Implementation 2015/16 344 938 1,082 304 -
Resolution of Historic Abuse Claims 2015/16 279 420 301 - -
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (248) (249) (248) (248) (196)
Ongoing Resourcing Scheme - Demand Pressures 2015/16 7,473 9,834 10,666 11,553 11,553
Additional In-Class Support 2015/16 5,718 5,795 5,872 5,951 5,951
Social Sector Trials 2015/16 (250) - - - -
Count Me In 2015/16 1,000 1,000 - - -
Gateway Education Assessments for Vulnerable Children 2015/16 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Year 9 Plus (Concept Test) 2015/16 571 672 554 409 409
Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant Funding 2015/16 388 766 767 767 767
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 2,835 3,217 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 2,244 2,246 2,247 2,247 2,247
Savings - Reduction in School Classification, Integration and Closure Contingency Funding 2014/15 (750) (750) (750) (750) (750)
Ministry-funded Special Education Frontline Practitioners (Service Managers) Collective Agreement 2013/14 134 134 134 134 134
Settlement of Teacher and Principal and Ministry Funded Field Staff Collective Agreements 2013/14 3,656 3,663 3,663 3,663 3,663
Positive Behaviour for Learning 2013/14 16,280 16,280 16,280 16,280 16,280
Contribution for Video Remote Interpreting Service administered by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment 2013/14 (50) (50) (50) (50) (50)
Price Level Adjustment to School's Operational Grants 2013/14 2,077 2,077 2,077 2,077 2,077
Settlement of the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement 2013-2016 2013/14 8 8 8 8 8
Support for Mental Health Initiatives - Systems Development 2013/14 420 420 420 420 420
Support for Youth Mental Health Initiatives 2012/13 3,982 6,418 6,418 6,418 6,418
Accelerating Education for Priority Learners 2012/13 275 - - - -
2013-2015 Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement Settlement 2012/13 812 811 811 811 811
Assistive Technology for Learners with Special Educational Needs 2012/13 1,305 1,305 1,305 1,305 1,305
Targeted Increase to Schools' Operations Grants 2012/13 2,256 2,256 2,256 2,256 2,256
Pay Rate Increases for Teachers' Aides 2012/13 3,137 3,137 3,137 3,137 3,137
Efficiency Savings Ministry of Education 2012/13 (4,650) (4,650) (4,650) (4,650) (4,650)

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This is a new multi-category appropriation in 2016/17 created by combining three former appropriations and an element of a fourth as shown in the Comparators for Restructured Appropriation table above. The reorganisation of appropriations for 2016/17 is also set out in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

The $20.416 million increase in this appropriation for 2016/17 compared to equivalent appropriations in 2015/16 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • increase in demand for the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme ($5.090 million increase)
  • replacement of the legacy Education Sector Logon service with an all-of-government identity and access management system that would enable interaction with other agencies related to but outside the education system ($4.950 million increase)
  • additional salary costs mainly from increased rolls, changes in the level of effective average rates, and settlement of collective employment agreements ($3.950 million increase)
  • increased access to the Intensive Wraparound Service ($2.620 million increase), and
  • increased availability of in-class support for students with special education needs ($2.155 million increase).

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