Estimates of appropriations

Vote Education - Education Sector - Estimates 2017/18

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 2017/18 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $2,143 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 $1,028 million for capital expenditure by the Ministry of Education, mainly related to school-sector property
  • a total of nearly $550 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 $43 million for allowances, bursaries, scholarships (including national study awards for teachers) and grants
  • a total of just over $7,815 million for educational services from schools (including teacher salaries), early childhood education providers and other education providers, and
  • a total of just over $33 million for capital expenditure for Crown entities and schools.

The Minister of Education is also responsible for a capital injection of nearly $448 million to the Ministry of Education to fund its capital expenditure.

 

 

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

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections#

Annual and Permanent Appropriations#

  2016/17 2017/18
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

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

This appropriation is limited to the delivery of services to help achieve the outcomes of the Te Tai Tokerau, Northland Place-Based Initiative and the operational support of that initiative.
1,687 1,687 1,683

School Property Portfolio Management (M26)

This appropriation is limited to support and advice for schools on property issues; managing and supporting the purchase and construction of new property; upgrades to existing property and disposal of surplus property; and managing teacher and caretaker housing; and other services provided by the Ministry of Education in its stewardship of the land, buildings and other facilities that comprise the State school sector property portfolio.
1,664,067 1,664,067 1,614,689

Services to Other Agencies RDA (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of services by the Ministry of Education to government departments and other agencies where those services are not within the scope of another departmental output expense appropriation in Vote Education.
3,252 3,252 4,825

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.
96,412 96,412 111,918

Support and Resources for Parents and the Community (M26)

This appropriation is limited to expenditure on support focused on increasing informed engagement by families and communities in their children's educational outcomes.
12,807 12,807 11,753

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.
16,442 16,442 -

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).
37,297 37,297 -

Total Departmental Output Expenses

1,831,964 1,831,964 1,744,868

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.
994,813 994,813 1,027,714

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

994,813 994,813 1,027,714

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.
13,586 13,586 14,249

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.
24,335 24,335 23,175

Qualifications Support Structures (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the NewZealand Qualifications Authority overseeing the setting of standards and New Zealand qualifications. It also includes standard-setting and qualifications development responsibility, recognition and review of qualifications, records management processes to support the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, and participation in the promotion of the NewZealand qualifications system to key education and immigration partner countries.
6,049 6,049 6,329

Quality Assurance (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the provision by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority of quality assurance services to support the New Zealand qualifications system that include ongoing development and management of quality assurance processes, monitoring and managing providers at risk and the ongoing refinement and maintenance of the quality assurance framework.
5,204 5,204 5,094

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.
31,150 31,150 28,750

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.
186,895 183,895 195,450

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.
26,810 26,810 26,480

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.
74,512 74,512 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.
9,329 9,329 9,329

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 -

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

380,878 377,878 383,368

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.
18,997 18,997 19,543

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.
1,442 1,442 1,432

United World Scholarships (M26)

Scholarships for attendance at United World Colleges.
50 50 50

Total Benefits or Related Expenses

42,214 42,214 42,750

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.
1,814,257 1,814,257 1,845,947

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.
67,893 67,893 65,055

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.
120 120 120

Primary Education (M26)

This appropriation is limited to providing roll-based operations funding to schools, teacher and management salaries, support costs and supplementary funding programmes to enable the delivery of the National Curriculum to all students for Years 0 to 8.
3,045,689 3,045,689 3,210,181

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 5,853

Secondary Education (M26)

This appropriation is limited to providing roll-based operations funding to schools, teacher and management salaries, support costs and supplementary funding programmes to enable the delivery of the National Curriculum to all students for Years 9 to 13.
2,163,569 2,163,569 2,251,377

Support for Early Childhood Education Providers (M26)

This appropriation is limited to assisting early childhood education services and other bodies corporate in the provision of child places for early childhood education. Priority will be given to providers in communities that have low levels of participation in early childhood education, to increase the number of child places and therefore availability of early childhood education. The criteria and selection process for each type of assistance are published by the Ministry of Education.
11,226 11,226 15,526

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

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

7,111,378 7,111,378 7,397,430

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).
832 832 1,880

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.
41,549 41,549 31,573

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

42,381 42,381 33,453

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.
224,328 224,328 226,187
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.
72,763 72,763 80,627
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
57,164 57,164 54,213
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.
94,401 94,401 91,347

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA (M26)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to improve outcomes for targeted student groups.
683,803 683,803 690,049
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.
257,373 257,373 258,744
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 3,640 3,640
Students Attendance and Engagement
This category is limited to providing services to support increased attendance for non-attending students.
9,551 9,551 9,676
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
     
Learning Support
This category is limited to providing additional resources to enable students with additional learning needs to participate in education.
413,239 413,239 417,989

Oversight of the Education System MCA (M26)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice, research, monitoring and related services that enable Ministers to discharge their responsibilities for a well-functioning education system (excluding tertiary education).
- - 62,599
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Ministerial Services
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities.
- - 5,773
Monitoring the Education System
This category is limited to the monitoring and reporting on education at a system-wide level to support Ministers in discharging their responsibilities for education related matters.
- - 9,757
Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on education related matters.
- - 16,539
Research and Analysis
This category is limited to the production and dissemination of research and data analysis to support the work of other agencies and Ministers in discharging their responsibilities for education related matters.
- - 27,022
Non-Departmental Output Expenses
     
Education Research Initiatives
This category is limited to the purchase of research about teaching and learning in our educational institutions and independent research on education issues, policies and practices.
- - 3,008
Independent Advice on Government Priority Areas
This category is limited to the provision, independently of the Ministry of Education, of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies, advice on operational matters and expert review service advice) to support decision-making by Ministers on government priority areas.
- - 500

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

908,131 908,131 978,835

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

11,311,759 11,308,759 11,608,418

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 2015/16 8,000
Adjustments for 2016/17 (85)
Adjusted Appropriation 17,915
Actual to 2015/16 Year End 1,915
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 2,890
Estimated Actual for 2017/18 4,000
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 9,110

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

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations 11,311,759 11,308,759 11,608,418
Total MYA Non-Departmental Output Expenses Forecasts 2,890 2,890 4,000

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts

11,314,649 11,311,649 11,612,418

Capital Injection Authorisations#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Ministry of Education - Capital Injection (M26) 452,436 337,453 447,640

Supporting Information#

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole#

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Appropriation 2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Changes to Levy Funding Allocations and Processes for Migrant Settlement Services from 2017/18

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
(see also Vote Labour Market in the Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector, Vote Social Development in the Social Development and Housing Sector and Vote Internal Affairs in the Maori, Other Populations and Cultural Sector) Professional Development and Support - 115 115 115 115
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Drawdown of Data and Analytics Contingency - Tranche 0 and First Year of Tranche 1 of the Integrated Education Data (iEd) Programme (10-18)

Stewardship of the Education System

2,606 - - - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Oversight of the Education System MCA

         
  Research and Analysis - 8,156 - - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Departmental Capital Injection

- 1,504 - - -
Early Childhood Education - Targeted Funding for Disadvantage

Early Childhood Education

- 5,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Oversight of the Education System MCA

         
  Research and Analysis - 200 20 20 250
  Departmental Output Expense          
Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand: One-off Increase in Crown Funding

Contribution to the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

4,934 6,946 9,458 - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Education Council Online Services - Contingency Draw Down

Contribution to the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

708 1,288 1,071 979 979
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Departmental Capital Injection

2,450 1,156 - - -
Education Infrastructure Delivery - Additional Support

School Property Portfolio Management

- 8,000 8,000 - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
Education Recovery and Response: Kaikoura Earthquakes

Primary Education

340 280 106 - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Secondary Education

170 140 54 - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Support and Resources for Teachers 135 150 80 - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
English for Speakers of Other Languages - Increasing Funding

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Learning Support - 3,603 5,756 - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Enhancement of the Education Access Function

School Property Portfolio Management

- 2,000 3,000 3,000 -
  Departmental Output Expense          
Establishing Round Four Partnership Schools
| Kura Hourua

Primary Education

360 235 496 593 612
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Secondary Education

(1,460) 535 (496) (593) (612)
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Oversight of the Education System MCA

         
  Monitoring the Education System - 330 - - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
Funding for Employment-Based Initial Teacher Education

Teacher Trainee Scholarships

- 225 225 - -
(see also Vote Tertiary Education in the Education Sector) Benefits or Related Expense          
 

Secondary Education

- 494 1,688 1,896 703
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Improving Education Infrastructure Investment Decisions and Services for Schools

School Property Portfolio Management

2,000 - - - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
In-class Support for Students with High Learning Needs - Increasing Access

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups - 2,188 4,443 4,443 4,443
  Departmental Output Expense          
Incredible Years for Children with High Needs

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups - 680 1,110 1,310 1,090
  Departmental Output Expense          
Integrated School Property Funding

Integrated Schools Property

- 10,000 10,000 - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Investing in Educational Success: Implementation Update

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Support and Resources for Teachers 1,613 7,852 7,063 - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
Investing in Information and Communications Technology

School Property Portfolio Management

- 42 64 87 93
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Support and Resources for Education Providers

- 51 76 104 111
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Support and Resources for Parents and the Community

- 13 20 27 29
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Support and Resources for Teachers - 47 70 96 102
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups - 203 305 415 441
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Oversight of the Education System MCA

         
  Monitoring the Education System - 27 40 55 59
  Departmental Output Expense          
  Policy Advice - 13 19 26 28
  Departmental Output Expense          
Kura Kaupapa Maori Management Support

Provision of Information and Advisory Services

- 70 532 532 532
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
Learning Support - Meeting Increasing Costs

Provision of Information and Advisory Services

- 20 40 60 80
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups - 551 657 713 769
  Departmental Output Expense          
Maori Language in Education - Increasing Curriculum Resources

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Support and Resources for Teachers - 1,910 1,910 1,910 1,910
  Departmental Output Expense          
Operational Grant Funding Increase for Schools

Early Childhood Education

- 6 12 12 12
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Primary Education

- 4,652 9,378 9,381 9,426
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Secondary Education

- 3,322 6,658 6,676 6,671
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Curriculum Support - 29 58 58 58
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Learning Support - 588 1,172 1,174 1,174
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Oral Language - Removing Barriers to Access

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups - 766 1,152 1,152 1,152
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Oversight of the Education System MCA

         
  Monitoring the Education System - 200 200 200 200
  Departmental Output Expense          
  Research and Analysis - 166 333 333 166
  Departmental Output Expense          
Schools Growth Package

School Property Portfolio Management

- 3,093 11,222 20,575 29,205
  Departmental Output Expense          
 

Schools Furniture and Equipment

- 3,540 2,619 7,353 5,486
  Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure          
 

Departmental Capital Injection

- 116,472 113,221 124,318 19,357
Schools Payroll - Holidays Act Project

Support and Resources for Education Providers

- 7,771 7,615 - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
Schools Payroll Sustainability Investment

Support and Resources for Education Providers

- 4,000 3,800 3,300 2,800
  Departmental Output Expense          
Settlement of the Primary Teachers' and the Primary Principals' Collective Agreements 2016-2018 and the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement 2016-2019

Contribution to the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

5,220 3,409 7 - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

National Study Awards

256 444 447 447 447
  Benefits or Related Expense          
 

Early Childhood Education

4,146 6,859 7,073 7,073 7,073
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Primary Education

51,524 88,211 83,869 83,869 83,869
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Secondary Education

648 1,258 1,592 1,592 1,592
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Learning Support 2,284 3,914 3,731 3,731 3,731
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Settlement of 2016-2018 Special Education Field Staff Collective Agreement Negotiations

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups 1,700 2,065 2,065 2,065 2,065
  Departmental Output Expense          
Settlement of 2016-2019 Collective Agreements for Area School Teachers' and Secondary Principals'

Contribution to the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

354 236 118 - -
  Non-Departmental Output Expense          
 

National Study Awards

107 224 268 268 268
  Benefits or Related Expense          
 

Early Childhood Education

4 6 9 9 9
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Primary Education

637 1,184 1,620 1,620 1,620
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Secondary Education

5,354 9,939 13,619 13,619 13,619
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Learning Support 143 264 365 364 364
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Strengthening Frontline Service Delivery to Support Student Achievement

Support and Resources for Education Providers

- 4,632 5,186 - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
Support for Projects that Strengthen Digital Technologies in the National Curriculum

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA

         
  Support and Resources for Teachers 1,000 - - - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
Supporting Schools At-risk - Additional Funding

Schooling Improvement

- 600 600 - -
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Te Tai Tokerau, Northland Place-Based Initiative: Memorandum of Understanding and Funding

Place-Based Initiative - Te Tai Tokerau, Northland

1,687 1,683 - - -
  Departmental Output Expense          
The Next Three-Year (2016/17 - 2018/19) Refugee Quota Programme

Primary Education

- - 442 782 1,123
(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 and Vote Health in the Health Sector) Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Secondary Education

- - 870 1,311 1,752
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
 

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA

         
  Interventions for Target Student Groups - - 385 385 385
  Departmental Output Expense          
  Learning Support - - 480 663 750
  Non-Departmental Other Expense          
Total Initiatives   88,920 333,557 346,108 318,118 216,108

Summary of Financial Activity#

  2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
  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 1,783,447 1,875,359 1,963,372 2,082,071 2,158,485 2,155,485 1,744,868 387,368 2,132,236 2,164,814 2,171,509 2,173,209
Benefits or Related Expenses 35,964 32,067 33,658 33,852 42,214 42,214 N/A 42,750 42,750 42,614 42,389 42,389
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 6,320,023 6,363,353 6,646,191 6,917,748 7,111,378 7,111,378 - 7,397,430 7,397,430 7,539,746 7,621,075 7,830,816
Capital Expenditure 502,863 569,290 722,507 798,346 1,037,194 1,037,194 1,027,714 33,453 1,061,167 1,220,450 869,225 685,120
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)                        
Output Expenses 501,616 531,756 565,449 514,832 552,139 552,139 398,462 162,384 560,846 549,481 534,771 532,545
Other Expenses 331,763 321,630 336,131 395,657 413,239 413,239 - 417,989 417,989 418,842 412,597 419,322
Capital Expenditure - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Appropriations

9,475,676 9,693,455 10,267,308 10,742,506 11,314,649 11,311,649 3,171,044 8,441,374 11,612,418 11,935,947 11,651,566 11,683,401

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 21,740 5,586 9,341 15,690 8,315 8,315 N/A 8,205 8,205 8,205 8,205 8,205
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

21,740 5,586 9,341 15,690 8,315 8,315 N/A 8,205 8,205 8,205 8,205 8,205

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

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

  2012/13
Adjustments
$000
2013/14
Adjustments
$000
2014/15
Adjustments
$000
2015/16
Adjustments
$000
2016/17
Final Budgeted
Adjustments
$000
2016/17
Estimated
Actual
Adjustments
$000

Appropriations

           
Output Expenses (40,658) (48,956) (51,303) (53,471) (57,247) -
Benefits or Related Expenses - - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure - - - - - -
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)            
   Output Expenses 40,658 48,956 51,303 53,471 57,247 -
   Other Expenses - - - - - -
   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, some changes have been made to the Vote. An additional new multi-category appropriation has been established from 2017/18 and is 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 2012/13 and 2020/21 are discussed briefly below.

Departmental Expenditure

The largest component of departmental output expenditure relates to the provision of school land and buildings, including capital charge, depreciation and 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. In 2016/17 the capital charge rate was reduced from 8% to 7% from 1 July 2016 and to 6% from 1 January 2017.

Other significant changes to departmental funding include:

  • increased provision for services for students with learning support needs, including provision for teachers' aides, and additional in-class support, provision for intensive wraparound services, adjustments to funding levels for the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme and School High Health Needs Fund (both for price and volume changes) and settlements of related collective agreements. This is partly offset by a transfer of some Ongoing Resourcing Scheme funding to the Learning Support non-departmental other expense category under Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA where it is managed by other providers
  • support for Youth Mental Health initiatives and other initiatives like assessments for vulnerable children and achievement and investment management
  • development of new education schools' payroll systems and subsequent enhancements for managing technology risks and increasing efficiency along with related advisory services, as well as remediating Novopay 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 the implementation of the School Network Upgrade Project and initiatives to support the implementation of a managed network for all schools
  • supporting the implementation of Youth Guarantee initiatives
  • support for the design and delivery of curriculum resources for students and teachers in Maori language in education provision, in particular Maori-medium education
  • provision for the cost of establishing, designing, and implementing required changes to ensure that the schools payroll service is compliant with Holidays Act 2003 legislation, and
  • supporting implementation of changes in the Education Act 1989 to deliver increased student achievement.

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

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 the 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 the purchase of services from the provider of a managed network for schools since 2013/14
  • increasing early childhood education participation through providing prioritised support, a retention programme for Maori-medium beginning teachers and improving school governance through increased support for boards of trustees from 2013/14
  • 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 the Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters moved from Vote Social Development from 2016/17
  • support for the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand from 2015/16 to deliver its new functions under the Education Amendment Act 2015 and provision for Council practicing certificate fees as part of the settlement of various Teachers', and Principals' Collective Agreements, 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 were moved to multi-category appropriations from 2016/17. Education Research Initiatives and the Independent Advice on Government Priority Area component of the Provision of Information and Advisory Services appropriation also moved to a multi-category appropriation from 2017/18.

Benefits or Related Expenses

Changes in benefit expenses are largely related to:

  • transfers of funding to Vote Social Development for teacher trainee scholarship payments 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. This was 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. From 2013, there was increased funding to achieve the 98% participation target under Better Public Services
  • roll-related increases in funding for schooling, including for teacher salaries, as well as provision for improved operations funding rates for schools
  • the impact of wage settlements for teachers and principals (including the flow-on of these costs to the early childhood education sector) as well as changes to ACC rates and superannuation subsidies
  • provision for implementing the Youth Package from 2012/13 and for the establishment of partnership schools from 2013/14
  • 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 they were partly offset by transfers to output expenses by consolidating funding for secondary-tertiary programmes
  • provision for occasional impairment and balance sheet adjustments, and
  • impact of reprioritisation decisions and other efficiencies.

Non-departmental other expense appropriation Learning Support (previously 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.

1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure#

    Old Structure New Structure
2016/17 Appropriations
in the 2016/17 Structure
2016/17
(Current)
$000
Appropriations to which
Expenses (or Capital
Expenditure) have been Moved from or to
Amount
Moved
$000
2016/17 Appropriations
in the 2017/18 Structure
2016/17
(Restated)
$000
2017/18
$000

Departmental Output Expense

           

Stewardship of the Education System

37,297 Transferred to Ministerial Services, category of the Oversight of the Education System MCA (8,091)      
    Transferred to Monitoring the Education System, category of the Oversight of the Education System MCA (8,800)      
    Transferred to Research and Analysis, category of the Oversight of the Education System MCA (20,406)      
       

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

   
       

Oversight of the Education System MCA

   
       
Departmental Output Expenses
   

Policy Advice

16,442 Transferred to Policy Advice, category of the Oversight of the Education System MCA  
Policy Advice
16,442 16,539
    Transferred from Stewardship of the Education System 8,091
Ministerial Services
8,091 5,773
    Transferred from Stewardship of the Education System 8,800
Monitoring the Education System
8,800 9,757
    Transferred from Stewardship of the Education System 20,406
Research and Analysis
20,406 27,022

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

           
       
Non-Departmental Output Expenses
   

Education Research Initiatives

3,008 Transferred to Education Research Initiatives, category of the Oversight of the Education System MCA  
Education Research Initiatives
3,008 3,008
    Transferred from Provision of Information and Advisory Services 500
Independent Advice on Government Priority Areas
500 500
       

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

   

Provision of Information and Advisory Services

24,335    

Provision of Information and Advisory Services

23,835 23,085
    Transferred to Independent Advice on Government Priority Areas, category of the Oversight of the Education System MCA (500)      
Total Changes in Appropriations 81,082   -   81,082 85,684

Departmental output expenses Stewardship of the Education System and Policy Advice, non-departmental output expense Education Research Initiatives and the Independent Advice on Government Priority Area component of non-departmental output expense Provision of Information and Advisory Services have been combined into a multi-category appropriation called Oversight of the Education System MCA, with an overarching purpose to provide policy advice, research, monitoring and related services that enable Ministers to discharge their responsibilities for a well-functioning education system (excluding tertiary education).

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#

  Appropriations contributing to outcomes and intermediate objectives:
Long term outcomes and objectives: Contributing to one or two outcomes: Contributing to all three outcomes:
The education system is relevant and reaches all children and students
  • High quality regulatory, funding and institutional arrangements
  • High quality curriculum and qualifications frameworks
  • High quality infrastructure
  • Information and data enabling good decision-making
  • School Property Portfolio Management (M26)
  • Ministry of Education - Capital Expenditure PLA (M26)
  • Contribution to the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (M26)
  • School Managed Network Funding (M26)
  • School Transport (M26)
  • Secondary School Assessments (M26)
  • Teacher-Led Innovation Fund (M26)
  • Boarding Allowances (M26)
  • Teacher Trainee Scholarships (M26)
  • Early Childhood Education (M26)
  • Integrated Schools Property (M26)
  • Interest Subsidy for Schools (M26)
  • Primary Education (M26)
  • Schooling Improvement (M26)
  • Support for Early Childhood Education Providers (M26)
  • UNESCO (M26)
  • School Support Project (M26)
  • Schools Furniture and Equipment (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)
  • Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA (M26)
  • Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA (M26)
  • Oversight of the Education System MCA (M26)
Every child and student achieves educational success
  • Informed and supportive parents, whanau, iwi, communities and employers
  • Effective teaching and educational leadership
  • High participation and engagement
  • All learners achieving and progressing to their potential
  • Place-Based Initiative - Te Tai Tokerau, Northland (M26)
  • Contribution to the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (M26)
  • School Transport (M26)
  • Secondary School Assessments (M26)
  • Secondary-Tertiary Interface (M26)
  • Teacher-Led Innovation Fund (M26)
  • Boarding Allowances (M26)
  • National Study Awards (M26)
  • Puawaitanga Scholarships (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)
  • Support for Early Childhood Education Providers (M26)
 
New Zealanders have skills and knowledge for work and life
  • Skills match labour market needs
  • Socially and culturally confident and competent people
  • Internationally credible skills and institutions
  • High quality research and innovation
  • Quality Assurance (M26)
  • Secondary-Tertiary Interface (M26)
  • Puawaitanga Scholarships (M26)
 

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations#

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses#

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

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses and Revenue

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,687 1,687 1,683
Revenue from the Crown 1,687 1,687 1,683
Revenue from Others - - -

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve better long-term outcomes for children and young people and their whanau/families through a social investment approach co-designed with three high-needs communities in Northland.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Children and their whanau and families in Otangarei, Kaikohe and Kaitaia/Te Hiku who have an integrated service plan.

570 60 570

Co-designed Community Action Plans for Otangarei, Kaikohe and Kaitaia/Te Hiku are being implemented.

Revised measure Revised measure Achieved

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
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Te Tai Tokerau, Northland Place-Based Initiative: Memorandum of Understanding and Funding 2016/17 1,687 1,683 - - -

School Property Portfolio Management (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses and Revenue#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,664,067 1,664,067 1,614,689
Revenue from the Crown 1,645,025 1,645,025 1,611,503
Revenue from Others 26,725 26,725 3,186

Components of the Appropriation#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Capital charge 965,160 965,160 917,143
Depreciation 557,790 557,790 570,080
Management of the School Sector Property Portfolio 141,117 141,117 127,466
Total 1,664,067 1,664,067 1,614,689

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
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 (see Note 2).

65% 73% 65%

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

New measure New measure 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.

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

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

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
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Education Infrastructure Delivery - Additional Support 2017/18 - 8,000 8,000 - -
Schools Growth Package 2017/18 - 3,093 11,222 20,575 29,205
Enhancement of the Education Access Function 2017/18 - 2,000 3,000 3,000 -
Investing in Information and Communications Technology 2017/18 - 42 64 87 93
Improving Education Infrastructure Investment Decisions and Services for Schools 2016/17 2,000 - - - -
Supporting Infrastructure Service Delivery 2016/17 8,000 - - - -
Technology in Schools 2016/17 1,133 (320) (320) (320) (320)
School Property Growth Package 2016/17 8,417 16,857 25,971 29,104 29,104
Christchurch Schools Rebuild 2016/17 1,254 8,886 15,264 15,264 15,264
Third New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership 2015/16 (2,001) (5,442) 1,693 27,069 26,787
New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership Project Two 2015/16 7,398 19,431 20,816 19,543 19,950
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (1,355) (1,357) (1,359) (1,072) (1,072)
New Schools and Roll-Growth Classrooms 2015/16 20,642 26,730 27,878 27,878 27,878
School Buildings Insurance 2015/16 8,500 8,500 8,500 8,500 8,500
Public Private Partnership - Hobsonville Point 2014/15 8,394 8,376 8,354 8,327 8,296
Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme: Property Components 2014/15 5,560 3,860 3,860 3,860 3,860
School Property Expansion 2014/15 13,088 19,830 19,830 19,830 19,830
Asset Management Change Programme 2014/15 2,080 2,080 1,380 1,380 1,380
Savings - Property Procurement Efficiencies 2014/15 (615) (615) (615) (615) (615)
School Property Programme Business Case and New Capital Funding for Budget 2014 2013/14 11,274 11,177 11,177 11,177 11,177
Greater Christchurch Schools Infrastructure Renewal Programme Business Case 2013/14 (2,500) (2,500) - - -
Establishing Three New Primary Schools and the Provision of Roll-Growth Classrooms 2013/14 7,162 7,162 7,162 7,162 7,162
Savings from Departmental Line-by-Line Review 2013/14 (8,600) (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 7,539 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 1,200 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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $49.378 million decrease in this appropriation for 2017/18 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • decrease in the capital charge rate from 8% to 6% ($65.787 million decrease)
  • utilisation of revenues from successful legal claims in 2016/17 to cover costs associated with weather-tightness issues in schools ($9.056 million decrease)
  • operating costs related to new schools and additional classrooms ($18.545 million increase), and
  • continuation of the Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme ($5.932 million increase).

Services to Other Agencies RDA (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses and Revenue#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,252 3,252 4,825
Revenue from Others 3,252 3,252 4,825

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
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 $1.573 million increase in this appropriation for 2017/18 is mainly due to providing office co-location in Christchurch ($1.029 million increase) and access to an Education Workforce Shared Platform ($580,000 increase) on a cost recovery basis.

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 96,412 96,412 111,918
Revenue from the Crown 95,272 95,272 110,778
Revenue from Others 1,140 1,140 1,140

Components of the Appropriation#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Provision of Services 49,175 49,175 61,381
Resourcing of Providers 25,465 25,465 28,765
Regulation of Providers 11,022 11,022 11,022
At-Risk Provider Interventions 10,750 10,750 10,750
Total 96,412 96,412 111,918

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
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% 75% 100%

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

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

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

95% or more 95% 95%

Percentage of eligible early childhood education services connected to the Early Learning Information system.

98% 98% 98%

Specialist learning support service providers who are required to develop an action plan are satisfied with the support received from the Ministry (see Note 2).

New measure New measure 85%

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

Note 2 - Specialist learning support service providers who do not have effective internal evaluation processes on initial review are required to develop an action plan with the support of the Ministry of Education.

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
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Schools Payroll Sustainability Investment 2017/18 - 4,000 3,800 3,300 2,800
Investing in Information and Communications Technology 2017/18 - 51 76 104 111
Strengthening Frontline Service Delivery to Support Student Achievement 2017/18 - 4,632 5,186 - -
Schools Payroll - Holidays Act Project 2017/18 - 7,771 7,615 - -
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (86) (85) (84) (66) (66)
Savings - School Transport Operational Efficiencies 2015/16 750 1,000 500 500 500
Education Payroll 2015/16 12,438 12,438 12,438 12,438 12,438
Education-Wide Funding System 2015/16 5,430 6,730 3,890 3,890 3,890
Achievement and Investment Management 2015/16 2,806 3,276 3,276 3,276 3,276
Network for Learning 2013/14 7,082 7,082 7,082 7,082 7,082
Canterbury Earthquake - Support Packages for Christchurch Schooling Workforce 2013/14 199 199 199 199 199
Canterbury Earthquake - Greater Christchurch Education Taskforce 2013/14 2,953 2,953 2,953 2,953 2,953
Quality Teaching Agenda 2013/14 1,218 - - - -
Early Learning Information System 2012/13 4,970 5,096 5,024 5,024 5,024

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $15.506 million increase in this appropriation for 2017/18 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • provision for the cost of establishing, designing, and implementing required changes to ensure that the schools' payroll service is compliant with Holidays Act legislation ($5.771 million increase)
  • strengthening frontline service delivery to support student achievement ($4.632 million increase)
  • ongoing stability and sustainability of the schools' payroll system by managing technology risks and increasing efficiency ($4 million increase), and
  • ongoing development and implementation of a new Education Resourcing System ($1.300 million increase).

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

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses and Revenue#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 12,807 12,807 11,753
Revenue from the Crown 12,797 12,797 11,743
Revenue from Others 10 10 10

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

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

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

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

     
  • all
New measure New measure 80%
  • Maori
New measure New measure 80%
  • Pasifika.
New measure New measure 80%

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 1,000 - 1,100 550 - 720

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

End of Year Performance Reporting#

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Investing in Information and Communications Technology 2017/18 - 13 20 27 29
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (11) (11) (11) (9) (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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $1.054 million decrease in this appropriation for 2017/18 is mainly due to completion of two work programmes in 2016/17:

  • Pasifika PowerUp Plus ($600,000 decrease), and
  • Value for Money initiatives ($467,000 decrease).

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

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 43,120 43,120 50,060
Property, Plant and Equipment 915,954 915,954 948,126
Intangibles 35,739 35,739 29,528
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

994,813 994,813 1,027,714

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

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of State school buildings with a property condition of '3' or better, as an indicator of the condition of the school property portfolio (see Note 1).

85% 85% 85%

Note 1 - The condition of school buildings is rated on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being the highest condition rating). The scale is based on a ratio of the expected 10-year cost of maintenance relative to estimated replacement value, defined as follows: 1 is a ratio of less than 5%, 2 is 5-10%, 3 is 10-20%, 4 is 20-30%, and 5 is over 30%. This measure represents over 95% of total replacement value and about 70% of the number of buildings in the entire State school portfolio, excluding about 10,000 minor buildings such as sheds and covered walkways.

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 $32.901 million increase in this appropriation for 2017/18 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • additional spend on school redevelopments due to more projects entering the construction phase ($49 million increase)
  • additional Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme spend with further projects underway and an increased number of large projects commencing construction ($14 million increase)
  • additional spend on new schools ($13 million increase)
  • increase in land acquisitions in line with the number of new schools required over the next few years ($7 million increase)
  • service concession arrangements as a result of three of the four Public Private Partnership Two schools having the bulk of their construction completed in 2016/17, with only Wakatipu School to be completed in 2017/18, and construction starting for the Third Public Private Partnership schools ($31 million decrease), and
  • other changes mainly related to Information Communication Technology, following additional investment under an Education System Digital Strategy for the sector to improve a fragmented system environment and applications, and fitting out of new Christchurch office accommodation partly offset by lower investment in the vehicle fleet as the Ministry moves to leasing ($19 million decrease).

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets

Ministry of Education

Details of Net Asset Schedule 2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2017/18
Opening Balance 14,833,902 15,098,615  
Capital Injections 337,453 447,640 Construction of new schools and roll-growth classrooms ($305.490 million), the Christchurch Schools Rebuild Programme ($127.790 million), development of the Education Resourcing System ($6.100 million), funding to repay the financial liability created by the Public Private Partnership contracts ($4.670 million), development of the iED Programme ($1.504 million), development of the Education Council Online Service ($1.156 million) and development of the Early Learning Information System ($930,000).
Capital Withdrawals (103,474) (31,511) Withdrawals are due to decisions to procure new schools under Public Private Partnership contracts rather than through traditional procurement process.
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) 30,734 (564) Net unrealised loss on interest rate swap derivatives with the New Zealand Debt Management Office.
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

15,098,615 15,514,180  

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

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 13,586 13,586 14,249

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

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

New measure New measure 10%

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

New measure New measure 65%

The average length of time between referral to the Disciplinary Tribunal and the decision date of the Disciplinary Tribunal decisions made in the reporting period, in months.

New measure New measure 8 months

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
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Education Council Online Services - Contingency Draw Down 2016/17 708 1,288 1,071 979 979
Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand: One-off Increase in Crown Funding 2016/17 4,934 6,946 9,458 - -
Settlement of the Primary Teachers' and the Primary Principals' Collective Agreements 2016-2018 and the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement 2016-2019 2016/17 5,220 3,409 7 - -
Settlement of 2016-2019 Collective Agreements for Area School Teachers' and Secondary Principals' 2016/17 354 236 118 - -
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 2,192 2,192 733 - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The $663,000 increase in this appropriation for 2017/18 is mainly due to the continued establishment of an Education Workforce Shared Platform that will enable Education Council core business functions to be done online ($580,000 increase).

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 24,335 24,335 23,175

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation#

  2016/17 2017/18
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
2016/17 Structure 24,335 24,335 -
Transfer of component Independent Advice on Government Priority Areas to category of the Oversight of the Education System MCA (500) (500) -
Total 23,835 23,835 23,175

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve informed learning and decision-making 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#

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Careers New Zealand

     

Number of New Zealand-based web visits to the careers.govt.nz website.

4.4 million 4.4 million 4.4 million

Percentage of users who agree that the content on the careers.govt.nz website is relevant to their needs.

80% 80% 80%

Percentage of employers or employers organisations participating in a careers initiative that agree the initiative has helped improve their connection with education organisations.

80% 80% 80%

Percentage of education organisations accessing career development resources and services that agree this has helped improve their careers services.

Revised measure 80% 80%

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

     

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

New measure New measure 75%

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

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 2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

       
Careers New Zealand 15,563 15,563 15,132 Ongoing
New Zealand Qualifications Authority 3,517 3,517 3,448 Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

       
Special Education Peak Bodies 796 796 796 Ongoing
Consultants 500 500 -  
Other Providers 3,959 3,959 3,799 Ongoing

Total

24,335

24,335

23,175

 

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Kura Kaupapa Maori Management Support 2017/18 - 70 532 532 532
Learning Support - Meeting Increasing Costs 2017/18 - 20 40 60 80
Migrant Futures: Small-Scale Settlement and Integration Initiatives 2015/16 381 - - - -
Partnership School | Kura Hourua: Monitoring and Evaluation 2015/16 250 - - - -
Supporting Better Public Services and the Business Growth Agenda - Funding for Online Skills Self-assessment Tool 2013/14 100 50 - - -
Savings from Crown Line-by-Line Review 2013/14 (681) (681) (681) (681) (681)

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $1.160 million decrease in this appropriation for 2017/18 is mainly due to:

  • transfer to Oversight of the Education System MCA of provision for Independent Advice on Government Priority Areas from 2017/18 ($500,000 decrease)
  • provision for one-to-one career mentoring services to support priority group migrants ceasing from 2016/17 ($381,000 decrease), and
  • provision to support sponsors approved through a third round of Partnership Schools applications in 2015/16 and 2016/17 only ($250,000 decrease).

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 6,049 6,049 6,329

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

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

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

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

New Zealand Qualifications Authority implements relevant free-trade agreement commitments and provides support for free-trade negotiation and implementation to the satisfaction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (see Note 1).

3 3 3

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

95% 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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,204 5,204 5,094

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve high levels of trust and confidence in non-university tertiary education sector providers.

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

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

150 120 120

The number of investigations that result in a significant New Zealand Qualifications Authority intervention (see Note 1).

New measure New measure 25 - 40

The number of investigations that result in corrective action that satisfactorily resolves the identified non-compliance or quality issues identified (see Note 2).

New measure New measure 30 - 45

Note 1 - A significant New Zealand Qualifications Authority intervention occurs in cases where compliance or quality issues have ultimately led (directly or indirectly) to the loss of a permission previously granted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, including:

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

This category also includes cases where the New Zealand Qualifications Authority has had to intervene in relation to the award of qualifications or credits that were found to have been inappropriately awarded. The volume of this measure is demand-driven.

Note 2 - Investigations that result in a corrective action are cases where it was appropriate to allow the provider the opportunity to take corrective action in relation to identified compliance or quality issues, and where all required corrective action has been satisfactorily completed. The volume of this measure is demand-driven.

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 31,150 31,150 28,750

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

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

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

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of eligible schools which are connected to the Network for Learning for broadband services to support a modern learning environment (see Note 1).

New measure New measure 2,350

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

New measure New measure Less than 2%

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

End of Year Performance Reporting#

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$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 decrease in this appropriation for 2017/18 is mainly due to a one-off transfer from 2015/16 to cover the delay in the Managed School Network Upgrade project rollout scheduled to be completed in 2016/17.

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 186,895 183,895 195,450

Components of the Appropriation#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Daily Services 96,314 94,314 100,723
Technology Services 4,278 4,278 4,474
Directly Resourced Schools 37,017 37,017 38,711
Special Education Needs 39,100 38,100 40,890
Conveyance Allowances 3,051 3,051 3,191
Other 7,135 7,135 7,461
Total 186,895 183,895 195,450

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

99.9% 99.9% 99.9%

End of Year Performance Reporting#

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

Service Providers#

Provider 2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

       
Directly Resourced Schools 37,017 37,017 38,711 Memorandum of Agreement which mirrors the agreements for the School Transport Daily Service Operators.
Kura Kaupapa Maori 7,135 7,135 7,461 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) 96,314 94,314 100,723 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) 4,278 4,278 4,474 Most contracts expire at the end of December 2017.
Special Education School Transport Operators (approximately 60 providers) 39,100 38,100 40,890 Most contracts expire at the end of December 2017.
Parents and Caregivers 3,051 3,051 3,191 On going

Total

186,895

183,895

195,450

 

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Savings - School Transport Operational Efficiencies 2015/16 (5,000) (5,000) (10,000) (10,000) (10,000)

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $8.555 million increase in this appropriation for 2017/18 is due to a combination of increases in distances travelled, provision for new routes and movements in contract costs.

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 26,810 26,810 26,480

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

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

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

  2016/17 2017/18
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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 74,512 74,512 74,512

Components of the Appropriation#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
State Schools - Trades Academies 56,287 56,287 56,287
Tertiary Education Commission 18,225 18,225 18,225
Total 74,512 74,512 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#

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

6,190 6,190 in 2016 6,190 in 2017

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 2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

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

Non-Government Organisations

       
Other 5,804 5,804 5,804 Ongoing

Total

74,512

74,512

74,512

 

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Additional Trades Academy Places 2015/16 7,326 7,326 7,326 7,326 7,326
Youth Guarantee Trades Academies (Additional Places) 2015/16 2,468 2,468 2,468 2,468 2,468
Re-Allocation of Youth Guarantee Fees-Free Places to Fund Additional Academy Places 2014/15 9,093 9,093 9,093 9,093 9,093

 

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 9,329 9,329 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#

  2016/17 2017/18
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 - 1,200 870 - 1,000

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

New measure New measure 75%

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

End of Year Performance Reporting#

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

Service Providers#

Provider 2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

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

Total

9,329

9,329

9,329

 

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Savings - Blind and Low Vision Support Changes 2013/14 (38) (38) (38) (38) (38)

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 2015/16 8,000
Adjustments for 2016/17 (85)
Adjusted Appropriation 17,915
Actual to 2015/16 Year End 1,915
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 2,890
Estimated Actual for 2017/18 4,000
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 9,110

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

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

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

  2016/17 2017/18
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 (see Note 1).

95% 95% 95%

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

End of Year Performance Reporting#

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

Service Providers#

Provider 2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

       
State and Integrated Schools 2,890 2,890 4,000 30 June 2020

Total

2,890

2,890

4,000

 

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
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 4,000 4,000 - - -

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

  2016/17 2017/18
  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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 18,997 18,997 19,543

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
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Settlement of the Primary Teachers' and the Primary Principals' Collective Agreements 2016-2018 and the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement 2016-2019 2016/17 256 444 447 447 447
Settlement of 2016-2019 Collective Agreements for Area School Teachers' and Secondary Principals' 2016/17 107 224 268 268 268
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 269 510 534 534 534
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 2013/14 250 250 250 250 250
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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  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 of 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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,442 1,442 1,432

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
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Funding for Employment-Based Initial Teacher Education 2017/18 - 225 225 - -
Savings - Reductions to Funding for Teacher Trainee Scholarships 2015/16 (1,521) (1,521) (1,521) (1,521) (1,521)

United World Scholarships (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Scholarships for attendance at United World Colleges.

Expenses#

  2016/17 2017/18
  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

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,814,257 1,814,257 1,845,947

Components of the Appropriation

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
20 Hours Early Childhood Education 984,814 984,814 991,050
Licensed Early Childhood Education (Two and Over) 398,117 398,117 402,414
Licensed Early Childhood Education (Under Two) 362,313 362,313 376,506
Targeted Funding Pool 65,597 65,597 72,789
Licence-exempt Early Childhood Education 3,416 3,416 3,188
Total 1,814,257 1,814,257 1,845,947

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 and 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

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of early childhood education centres/services providing services to the standard required to meet regulatory requirements.

98% 98% 98%

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

  2016/17 2017/18
Forecast Activity Estimated Actual Forecast Activity
Subsidised hours provided by licensed and chartered early childhood education services:      
  • kindergartens
25 million - 28 million 26 million - 27 million 25 million - 29 million
  • playcentres
2.5 million - 3 million 2.6 million - 2.7 million 2.4 million - 2.8 million
  • education and care centres
137 million - 151 million 144 million - 145 million 144 million - 160 million
  • home-based
26 million - 29 million 24 million - 25 million 23 million - 29 million
  • kohanga reo
10 million - 13 million 10 million - 11 million 9 million - 13 million
  • hours of early childhood education provided by certificated playgroups.
1.8 million - 2 million 1.5 million - 2 million 1.5 million - 2 million

End of Year Performance Reporting

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

Service Providers

Provider 2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

       
The Correspondence School 3,416 3,416 3,188 Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

       
Education and Care Centres 1,377,476 1,377,476 1,407,165 Ongoing
Kindergarten 240,154 240,154 240,383 Ongoing
Playcentre 12,926 12,926 12,926 Ongoing
Home-based 106,503 106,503 106,503 Ongoing
Te Kohanga Reo 63,538 63,538 65,538 Ongoing
Community Action Groups 2,000 2,000 2,000 Ongoing
Playgroups 3,416 3,416 3,416 Ongoing
Non-Government Organisations, Iwi and Community Groups 3,411 3,411 3,411 Ongoing
Private Training Establishments 1,417 1,417 1,417 Ongoing

Total

1,814,257

1,814,257

1,845,947

 

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Early Childhood Education - Targeted Funding for Disadvantage 2017/18 - 5,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Operational Grant Funding Increase for Schools 2017/18 - 6 12 12 12
Settlement of the Primary Teachers' and the Primary Principals' Collective Agreements 2016-2018 and the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement 2016-2019 2016/17 4,146 6,859 7,073 7,073 7,073
Settlement of 2016-2019 Collective Agreements for Area School Teachers' and Secondary Principals' 2016/17 4 6 9 9 9
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 29 48 51 51 51
Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant Funding 2015/16 9 9 9 9 9
Savings - Reprioritisation of Funding from Early Childhood Education Outcome-Based Purchase Agreements 2015/16 (2,640) (4,000) (4,000) (4,000) (4,000)
Kindergarten Teachers, Head Teachers and Senior Teachers' Collective Agreement 2013-2016 2015/16 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,300
Cost Adjustment to Operational Grants for Schools 2014/15 27 27 27 27 27
Early Childhood Education Cost Adjustment 2013/14 13,564 13,821 13,821 13,821 13,821
Savings - Deferring Early Childhood Education Outcomes-Based Purchase Agreements 2013/14 (1,360) - - - -
Settlement of Teacher and Principal and Ministry Funded Field Staff Collective Agreements 2013/14 3,676 3,676 3,676 3,676 3,676
Early Childhood Education Initiatives 2013/14 26,490 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)

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The $31.690 million increase in this appropriation for 2017/18 is mainly due to:

  • volume growth driven by increased migration, a higher-than-expected birth rate, and success of initiatives to improve awareness and engage more families to participate in early childhood education services ($23.939 million increase)
  • additional funding targeted to early childhood education (ECE) services and nga kohanga reo with children at greater risk of educational under-achievement ($5 million increase), and
  • settlement of collective employment agreements ($2.735 million increase).

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

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

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 67,893 67,893 65,055

Components of the Appropriation#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Policy One Funding 51,967 51,967 52,590
Other Funding 15,926 15,926 12,465
Total 67,893 67,893 65,055

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

Revised measure All All

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

  2016/17 2017/18
Forecast Activity Estimated Actual Forecast Activity
New teaching spaces provided to integrated schools to alleviate pressures from increasing student rolls in the network are within allocated budget (Policy Two, see Conditions on Use of Appropriation). 5 - 15 3 Up to 7 grants

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 2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

       
Proprietors of Integrated Schools 67,893 67,893 65,055 Ongoing

Total

67,893

67,893

65,055

 

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Integrated School Property Funding 2017/18 - 10,000 10,000 - -
Christchurch Integrated Schools Building Strengthening 2016/17 6,000 - - - -
Technology in Schools 2015/16 678 - - - -
New Schools and Roll-Growth Classrooms 2015/16 4,072 - - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $2.838 million decrease in this appropriation for 2017/18 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • full and final recognition for proprietors of State-integrated schools on the impact of property-related costs of past education policy changes ($10 million increase)
  • contributions in 2016/17 to the cost of new schools and classrooms, particularly Takanini Primary ($6.510 million decrease), and
  • provision in 2016/17 only to assist State-integrated schools in greater Christchurch to seismic strengthen their buildings ($6 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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 120 120 120

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 2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

       
KPMG 110 110 110 Annual
Loan Providers 10 10 10 Ongoing

Total

120

120

120

 

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Savings in Interest Rate Subsidy for Schools 2014/15 (117) (117) (117) (117) (117)

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#

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

Expenses#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,045,689 3,045,689 3,210,181

Components of the Appropriation#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Salaries Funding 2,194,873 2,194,873 2,275,996
Operations and Other Funding 850,816 850,816 934,185
Total 3,045,689 3,045,689 3,210,181

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

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

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

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of Year 1 - 8 students in English-medium achieving at or above the National Standard in reading:

     
  • all students
78.6% 78.0% Improve on previous year's result
  • Maori students
New measure 68.8% Improve on previous year's result
  • Pasifika students.
New measure 66.0% Improve on previous year's result

Percentage of Year 1 - 8 students in English-medium achieving at or above the National Standard in maths:

     
  • all students
76.7% 75.5% Improve on previous year's result
  • Maori students
New measure 65.4% Improve on previous year's result
  • Pasifika students.
New measure 63.3% Improve on previous year's result

Percentage of Year 1 - 8 students in English-medium achieving at or above the National Standard in writing:

     
  • all students
71.8% 71.4% Improve on previous year's result
  • Maori students
New measure 61.6% Improve on previous year's result
  • Pasifika students.
New measure 60.6% Improve on previous year's result

Percentage of Year 1 - 8 students in Maori-medium at Manawa Ora and Manawa Toa in Nga Whanaketanga Rumaki Maori:

     
  • korero
New measure 63.0% Improve on previous year's result
  • panui
New measure 68.5% Improve on previous year's result
  • pangarau
New measure 60.9% Improve on previous year's result
  • tuhituhi.
New measure 59.8% Improve on previous year's result

Note - 2016/17 Estimated Actual figures are based on the latest results for the calendar year 2015.

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

  2016/17 2017/18
Forecast Activity Estimated Actual Forecast Activity
Number of Year 1 - 8 students in English-medium receiving the National Curriculum (see Note 1). Revised indicator 487,432 510,000
Number of Year 1 - 8 students in Maori-medium receiving the Nga Whanaketanga Rumaki Maori (see Note 1). Revised indicator 15,160 15,160
Total number of Full-time Teacher Equivalents teaching Years 0 - 8 (see Note 2). 25,600 26,100 26,300

Note 1 - This is calculated from the July School Roll returns.

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

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 2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

       
State Schools (1,685) and State Integrated Schools (232) 3,015,352 3,015,352 3,183,273 Ongoing
The Correspondence School 3,316 3,316 3,339 Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

       
Private Schools (32) 14,301 14,301 14,301 Ongoing
Partnership Schools (3) 6,072 6,072 2,620 Ongoing
Statutory Managers 4,604 4,604 4,604 Ongoing
Private Organisations 2,044 2,044 2,044 Ongoing

Total

3,045,689

3,045,689

3,210,181

 

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
The Next Three-Year (2016/17 - 2018/19) Refugee Quota Programme 2018/19 - - 442 782 1,123
Third New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership 2018/19 - - (345) (748) (807)
Operational Grant Funding Increase for Schools 2017/18 - 4,652 9,378 9,381 9,426
Education Recovery and Response: Kaikoura Earthquakes 2016/17 340 280 106 - -
Establishing Round Four Partnership Schools | Kura Houra 2016/17 360 235 496 593 612
Settlement of the Primary Teachers' and the Primary Principals' Collective Agreements 2016-2018 and the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement 2016-2019 2016/17 51,524 88,211 83,869 83,869 83,869
Settlement of 2016-2019 Collective Agreements for Area School Teachers' and Secondary Principals' 2016/17 637 1,184 1,620 1,620 1,620
Investing in Educational Success: Implementation and Operating Contingency Update 2016/17 (22,666) 44,224 49,010 49,992 48,716
Operational Grant Increase to Schools to Support Children Most at Risk of Not Achieving 2016/17 4,204 8,423 8,393 8,352 8,352
New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership Project Two 2016/17 (297) (764) (950) (1,010) (1,054)
Selection of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua to Open in 2017 2015/16 101 227 275 316 352
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 5,217 8,757 9,415 9,415 9,415
Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Implementation 2015/16 101 101 - - -
Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant Funding 2015/16 6,496 6,535 6,556 6,556 6,556
Savings - Reductions to Network Contingency 2015/16 (1,560) (1,560) (1,560) (1,560) (1,560)
Investing in Educational Success: Design and Implementation 2014/15 47,975 47,975 47,975 47,975 47,975
Selection of Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua to Open in 2015 2014/15 1,901 1,965 1,904 1,904 1,904
Cost Adjustment to Operational Grants for Schools 2014/15 12,706 12,765 12,765 12,765 12,765
Partnership Schools Further Funding 2014/15 182 182 182 182 182
Expansion of Reading Together 2014/15 681 681 681 681 681
Savings - Relieving Teachers 2014/15 (1,000) (1,000) (1,000) (1,000) (1,000)
Savings - School Accommodation Business Case (State School Property Maintenance Grant) 2014/15 (1,145) (1,145) (1,145) (1,145) (1,145)
Savings - Reduction in School Classification, Integration and Closure Contingency Funding 2013/14 (2,650) (2,650) (2,650) (2,650) (2,650)
Expand the Accelerated Learning in Maths (ALiM) programme 2013/14 1,730 1,730 1,730 1,730 1,730
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 58,244 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 11,806 11,806 11,806 11,806 11,806
Canterbury Earthquake - Support Package for Christchurch Schooling Workforce 2013/14 654 654 654 654 654

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $164.492 million increase in this appropriation for 2017/18 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • implementation of Budget 2014 initiative 'Investing in Educational Success' to shift and lift student achievement ($66.890 million increase)
  • additional teachers' salary costs mainly from increased rolls, changes in the level of effective average rates, and settlement of collective employment agreements ($54.223 million increase)
  • difference in estimated school term start dates between the two financial years (23.850 million increase), and
  • increase in school operations grant allocations ($19.804 million increase).

Remission of Fees (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

  2016/17 2017/18
  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 Achievement 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#

  2016/17 2017/18
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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,253 5,253 5,853

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

New measure New measure 75%

Note 1 - These learners are identified in the contracts with iwi and are monitored towards attainment of National Standards and/or National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

End of Year Performance Reporting#

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

Service Providers#

Provider 2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

       
National Maori Organisations and Iwi Authorities 3,438 3,438 3,348 Multiple contracts with different expiry dates
Statutory Managers 1,815 1,815 2,505 Multiple contracts with different expiry dates

Total

5,253

5,253

5,853

 

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Supporting Schools At-risk - Additional Funding 2017/18 - 600 600 - -

Secondary Education (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,163,569 2,163,569 2,251,377

Components of the Appropriation#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Salaries Funding 1,530,156 1,530,156 1,569,718
Operations and Other Funding 633,413 633,413 681,659
Total 2,163,569 2,163,569 2,251,377

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

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

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

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

     
  • all
83.7% 85.2% Improve on previous year's result
  • Maori
74.0% 74.7% Improve on previous year's result
  • Pasifika.
81.0% 80.3% Improve on previous year's result

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

New measure New measure 30%

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

New measure New measure 55%

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

  2016/17 2017/18
Forecast Activity Estimated Actual Forecast Activity
Number of students receiving Year 9 - 13 curriculum (see Note 1). 272,000 275,000 275,000
Total number of Full-time Teacher Equivalents teaching Years 9 - 13 (see Note 2). 21,000 21,700 21,700
Number of 18-year-olds with NCEA Level 2 or equivalent:      
  • all students
New indicator New indicator 53,200
  • Maori students
New indicator New indicator 5,800
  • Pasifika students.
New indicator New indicator 10,700

Note 1 - This is calculated from the March School Roll returns.

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

End of Year Performance Reporting#

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

Service Providers#

Provider 2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Crown Entities

       
State Schools (393) and State Integrated Schools (98) 2,081,572 2081,572 2,170,162 Ongoing
The Correspondence School 38,106 38,106 38,032 Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

       
Private Schools (56) 27,226 27,226 27,226 Ongoing
Partnership Schools (7) 11,827 11,827 11,119 Ongoing
Statutory Managers 1,989 1,989 1,989 Ongoing
National Maori Organisations and Iwi Authorities 1,198 1,198 1,198 Ongoing
Private Organisations and Trusts 1,651 1,651 1,651 Ongoing

Total

2,163,569

2,163,569

2,251,377

 

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
The Next Three-Year (2016/17 - 2018/19) Refugee Quota Programme 2018/19 - - 870 1,311 1,752
Operational Grant Funding Increase for Schools 2017/18 - 3,322 6,658 6,676 6,671
Funding for Employment-Based Initial Teacher Education 2017/18 - 494 1,688 1,896 703
Education Recovery and Response: Kaikoura Earthquakes 2016/17 170 140 54 - -
Establishing Round Four Partnership Schools | Kura Houra 2016/17 (1,460) 535 (496) (539) (612)
Settlement of the Primary Teachers' and the Primary Principals' Collective Agreements 2016-2018 and the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement 2016-2019 2016/17 648 1,258 1,592 1,592 1,592
Settlement of 2016-2019 Collective Agreements for Area School Teachers' and Secondary Principals' 2016/17 5,354 9,939 13,619 13,619 13,619
Investing in Educational Success: Implementation and Operating Contingency Update 2016/17 (14,838) 23,987 26,765 27,334 26,635
Operational Grant Increase to Schools to Support Children Most at Risk of Not Achieving 2016/17 1,921 3,847 3,834 3,815 3,815
Additional Trades Academy Places 2016/17 (1,358) (2,716) (2,716) (2,716) (2,716)
Selection of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua to Open in 2017 2015/16 1,023 2,334 2,908 3,237 3,320
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 43,824 73,557 79,084 79,084 79,084
Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Implementation 2015/16 429 429 - - -
Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant Funding 2015/16 4,758 4,744 4,715 4,715 4,715
Savings - Reductions to Network Contingency 2015/16 (1,140) (1,140) (1,140) (1,140) (1,140)
Savings - Trades Academies 2015/16 (2,468) (2,468) (2,468) (2,468) (2,468)
Re-Allocation of Youth Guarantee Fees-Free Places to Fund Additional Trades Academy Places 2014/15 (3,043) (3,043) (3,043) (3,043) (3,043)
Investing in Educational Success: Design and Implementation 2014/15 29,529 29,529 29,529 29,529 29,529
Selection of Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua to Open in 2015 2014/15 3,102 3,188 3,091 3,091 3,091
Cost Adjustment to Operational Grants for Schools 2014/15 9,304 9,277 9,277 9,277 9,277
Partnership Schools Further Funding 2014/15 1,469 1,469 1,469 1,469 1,469
Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Partnership Pilot 2014/15 648 689 - - -
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 5,084 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 1,799 1,799 1,599 1,599 1,599
Price Level Adjustment to Schools' Operations Grant 2013/14 8,631 8,631 8,631 8,631 8,631
Canterbury Earthquake - Support Packages for Christchurch Schooling Workforce 2013/14 436 436 436 436 436
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)

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $87.808 million increase in this appropriation for 2017/18 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • implementation of Budget 2014 initiative 'Investing in Educational Success' to shift and lift student achievement ($38.825 million increase)
  • changes to teachers' salary costs mainly from decreased rolls, changes in the level of effective average rates, and settlement of collective employment agreements ($22.010 million increase)
  • difference in estimated school term start dates between the two financial years ($15.523 million increase), and
  • increase in school operations grant allocations ($11.032 million increase).

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 11,226 11,226 15,526

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

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

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

  2016/17 2017/18
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

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 2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

       
Early Childhood Centres 7,376 7,376 11,676 Multiple contracts with different expiry dates
Kindergartens 3,850 3,850 3,850 Multiple contracts with different expiry dates

Total

11,226

11,226

15,526

 

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Savings - Targeted Assistance for Participation 2013/14 (4,300) - - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $4.300 million increase in this appropriation for 2017/18 is due to savings from the Targeted Assistance Participation programme made in Budget 2014 being approved until 2016/17 only, with the baseline being returned to its original level from 2017/18.

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 earthquakes and grants to provide support to the Better Public Services ECE participation target that by 2016, 98% of all children starting school would 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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  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 2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

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

Total

2,083

2,083

2,083

 

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

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

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 832 832 1,880

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

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

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

100% 100% 100%

End of Year Performance Reporting

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Social Sector Trials 2015/16 (1,048) - - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The $1.048 million increase in this appropriation for 2017/18 is due to a contribution made to Vote Social Development to support Social Sector Trials being for 2016/17 only and the baseline being returned to its earlier level after that.

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 41,549 41,549 31,573

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of State school buildings with a property condition of '3' or better, as an indicator of the condition of the school property portfolio (see Note 1).

85% 85% 85%

Note 1 - The condition of school buildings is rated on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being the highest condition rating). The scale is based on a ratio of the expected 10-year cost of maintenance relative to estimated replacement value, defined as follows: 1 is a ratio of less than 5%; 2 is 5-10%; 3 is 10-20%; 4 is 20-30%; and 5 is over 30%. The measure represents over 95% of total replacement value and about 70% of the number of buildings in the entire State school portfolio, excluding about 10,000 minor buildings such as sheds and covered walkways.

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

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

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

End of Year Performance Reporting#

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

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Third New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership 2018/19 - - 1,759 - -
Schools Growth Package 2017/18 - 3,540 2,619 7,353 5,486
School Property Growth Package 2016/17 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 6,369 - - - -
New Schools and Roll-Growth Classrooms 2015/16 3,912 1,600 - - -
Improved Wireless Connectivity in Schools 2014/15 1,350 - - - -
School Property Programme Business Case and New Capital Funding for Budget 2014 2014/15 463 329 - - -
School Property Expansion 2014/15 357 5,228 5,228 5,228 5,228

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The $9.976 million decrease in this appropriation for 2017/18 is due to a combination of:

  • completion of the School Network Upgrade Programme including wireless in 2016/17 ($8.419 million decrease)
  • fewer classrooms to be fitted out under the New Zealand Schools Public Private Partnership Project Two in 2017/18 than in 2016/17 ($4.916 million decrease)
  • reduced provision for the Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme in 2016/17 only ($3.821 million decrease), and
  • school property expansion including new schools and additional roll-growth classrooms ($7.180 million increase).

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

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

224,328 224,328 226,187

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Support and Resources for Teachers 72,763 72,763 80,627

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Curriculum Support 57,164 57,164 54,213
Professional Development and Support 94,401 94,401 91,347

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

72,753 72,753 80,617
Support and Resources for Teachers 72,753 72,753 80,617

Revenue from Others

10 10 10
Support and Resources for Teachers 10 10 10

Components of the Appropriation

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Support and Resources for Teachers

     
Provision of Teaching and Learning Resources 64,242 64,242 71,115
Provision of Services to Support Professional Leadership and Learning 8,521 8,521 9,512

Curriculum Support

     
Information Technology Infrastructure 38,219 38,219 35,239
Teacher Curriculum Support 4,538 4,538 4,538
Student Curriculum Support 6,534 6,534 6,534
Community Curriculum Support 267 267 267
Rural Education Activities Programme 4,445 4,445 4,445
Other Funding 3,161 3,161 3,190

Professional Development and Support

     
Literacy and Numeracy 17,031 17,031 16,406
New Zealand Curriculum/Te Marautanga o Aotearoa Learning Areas 12,055 12,055 12,055
Qualifications and Assessments 12,148 12,148 12,148
Leadership, Principal Development and Management 6,392 6,392 6,392
Building a Responsive System for Priority Learners 15,488 15,488 15,488
Workforce Development 19,752 19,752 17,208
Early Childhood Education Professional Development 8,355 8,355 8,355
Other Funding 3,180 3,180 3,295
Total 224,328 224,328 226,187

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

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

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

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Communities of Learning | Kahui Ako and schools/kura who have accessed centrally-funded Professional Leadership and Development and have demonstrated a positive shift in the capability of teachers and leaders.

New measure New measure Baseline year

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

  2016/17 2017/18
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 English-medium teaching and learning resources provided support curriculum delivery.

80% 80% 80%

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Curriculum Support

     

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

     

Percentage of students demonstrating accelerated achievement, whose teachers are participating in the Accelerated Learning in Literacy programme.

New measure New measure 80%

Percentage of students demonstrating accelerated achievement, whose teachers are participating in the Accelerated Learning in Maths programme.

New measure New measure 80%

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 programmes focused on improving teaching and learning demonstrate positive shifts in practice.

80% 80% 80%

Communities of Learning | Kahui Ako and prioritised schools/kura who have accessed centrally-funded Professional Leadership and Development and have demonstrated a positive shift in capability.

New measure New measure Baseline year

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

  2016/17 2017/18
Forecast Activity Estimated Actual Forecast Activity

Professional Development and Support

     
Number of early childhood education services participating in the Strengthening Early Learning Opportunities programme. 1,200 - 1,500 1,500 1,200 - 1,500

Service Providers for the Multi-Category Appropriation

Provider 2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment
Ministry of Education 72,763 72,763 80,627 Ongoing

Crown Entities

       
State Schools 1,809 1,809 1,809 Ongoing
Universities (8) 42,003 42,003 40,000 Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

       
Private Organisations and Trusts 28,492 28,492 27,346 Ongoing
Cognition Education Limited 3,825 3,825 3,825 Ongoing
Core Education Limited 4,589 4,589 4,589 Ongoing
Datacom Systems (Wellington) Limited 10,864 10,864 10,864 Ongoing
Equico Equipment Finance (NZ) 10,032 10,032 10,032 Ongoing
NZ School Trustees Association 5,126 5,126 5,126 Ongoing
Private Training Establishments 6,203 6,203 6,203 Ongoing
Rural Education Activities Programmes (13) 4,445 4,445 4,445 Ongoing
Telecom Rentals Limited 8,050 8,050 8,050 Ongoing
Te Tapuae o Rehua 9,802 9,802 9,802 Ongoing
Contracts yet to be finalised 16,176 16,176 13,176 Ongoing
Other 149 149 293 Ongoing

Total

224,328

224,328

226,187

 

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
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Changes to Levy Funding Allocations and Processes for Migrant Settlement Services from 2017/18 2017/18 - 115 115 115 115
Operational Grant Funding Increase for Schools 2017/18 - 29 58 58 58
Investing in Information and Communications Technology 2017/18 - 47 70 96 102
Maori Language in Education - Increasing Curriculum Resources 2017/18 - 1,910 1,910 1,910 1,910
Education Recovery and Response: Kaikoura Earthquakes 2016/17 135 150 80 - -
Investing in Educational Success: Implementation Update 2016/17 1,613 7,852 7,063 - -
Support for Projects that Strengthen Digital Technologies in the National Curriculum 2016/17 1,000 - - - -
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) (6,000)
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (58) (58) (57) (45) (45)
Savings - Laptops for Teachers Efficiency Gains 2015/16 (1,206) (1,096) (1,709) (1,709) (1,709)
Supporting the Implementation of Youth Guarantee Initiatives 2015/16 4,570 3,790 3,083 3,083 3,083
Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant Funding 2015/16 38 38 38 38 38
Contestable Fund to Support Asian Language Learning 2014/15 3,650 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 1,643 1,976 1,976 1,976 1,976
Canterbury Earthquake - Support Packages for Christchurch Schooling Workforce 2014/15 160 160 160 160 160
Settlement of Teacher and Principal and Ministry Funded Field Staff Collective Agreements 2013/14 150 150 150 150 150
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 4,050 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 1,689 2,689 2,189 1,689 1,689
Price Level Adjustment to School's Operational Grants 2013/14 88 88 88 88 88
Accelerating Education for Priority Learners 2013/14 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The $1.859 million increase in this appropriation for 2017/18 is mainly due to a combination of:

  • the implementation of the Investing in Educational Success programmes ($8.839 million increase)
  • funding to accelerate the design and delivery of curriculum resources for students and teachers in Maori language in education provision, in particular Maori-medium education ($1.910 million increase)
  • completion of the technology in schools project ($3.040 million decrease)
  • improved cost effectiveness of professional learning and development ($3 million decrease)
  • continuation of finance transformation programme ($1.250 million decrease), and
  • support for projects that strengthen digital technologies in schools ($1 million decrease).

Outcomes for Target Student Groups (M26)#

Overarching Purpose Statement#

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

Scope of Appropriation#

Departmental Output Expenses

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

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Service Academies
This category is limited to providing military-focused programmes for disengaged or disengaging senior students in secondary schools.
Students Attendance and Engagement
This category is limited to providing services to support increased attendance for non-attending students.

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

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

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

683,803 683,803 690,049

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Interventions for Target Student Groups 257,373 257,373 258,744

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Service Academies 3,640 3,640 3,640
Students Attendance and Engagement 9,551 9,551 9,676

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Learning Support 413,239 413,239 417,989

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

255,673 255,673 257,044
Interventions for Target Student Groups 255,673 255,673 257,044

Revenue from Others

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

Components of the Appropriation#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Interventions for Target Student Groups

     
Targeted Student Participation Interventions 16,266 16,266 16,266
Special Needs Interventions 241,107 241,107 242,478

Service Academies

3,640 3,640 3,640

Students Attendance and Engagement

9,551 9,551 9,676

Learning Support

     
Salaries Funding 190,393 190,393 192,105
Operations and Other Funding 222,846 222,846 225,884
Total 683,803 683,803 690,049

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#

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Participation in early childhood education prior to starting school:

     
  • all
98% by December 2016 96.7% 98%
  • Maori
98% 95.0% 98%
  • Pasifika
98% 92.9% 98%
  • Decile 1-3 students.
98% 94.0% 98%

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

New measure New measure 70%

Note 1 - Attending regularly is defined as attending at least 90% of the time. This is assessed by measuring attendance across the whole of Term 2.

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

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Interventions for Target Student Groups

     

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

     

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

75 calendar days 60 calendar days 70 calendar days

Satisfaction of parents and educators of children and young people receiving a specialist learning support core service with the overall quality of the Ministry's service delivery (see Note 1).

Revised measure Revised measure 74

Satisfaction of parents and educators of children and young people receiving a specialist learning support core service who are satisfied with the child/young person's progress after this service (see Note 1).

Revised measure Revised measure 70

Parents and educators receiving a specialist learning support core service are more confident in knowing how to support the child or young person after this service (see Note 1).

New measure New measure 72

Parents of children and young people receiving a specialist learning support core service believe 'My child is made to feel welcome at their current school/early learning service' (see Note 1).

New measure New measure 90

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

70% 70% 70%

Satisfaction of educators with the overall quality of Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour services (see Note 1).

New measure New measure 85

The percentage of Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS)-verified school leavers with NCEA (see Note 2):

     
  • Level 1 or above
New measure New measure At least 24.7%
  • Level 2 or above.
New measure New measure At least 15.6%

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 either retained or transitioned to further education, training or employment.

Revised measure 80% 80%

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

New measure New measure 75%

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 supplying individual student attendance data each term.

New measure New measure 50%

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Learning Support

     

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

     

Service providers who do not have effective internal evaluation processes on initial review have implemented an action plan with the support of the Ministry and demonstrate that they are progressing towards achieving the agreed actions in the plan when re-reviewed (see Note 3).

New measure New measure 90%

Note 1 - This result comes from an annual satisfaction survey of parents and educators of children and young people who receive a specialist learning support core service. It uses a Service Quality Score which is the same as the approach used for the State Services Commission's Kiwis Count. The Service Quality Score is calculated by rescaling the result from each respondent's five-point scale (1,2,3,4,5) to a 101-point scale (0, 25, 50, 75, 100) then calculating an average of these scores.

Note 2 - Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) provides specialist services and support for students with the very highest additional learning needs. Students have to meet one or more of the nine eligibility criteria for ORS; once a student is in ORS their funding and support stays with them throughout their time at school, which can be up to when they are 21.

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

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

  2016/17 2017/18
Forecast Activity Estimated Actual Forecast Activity

Interventions for Target Student Groups

     
The number of children receiving a specialist learning support core service. 27,345 - 33,425 34,000 - 35,000 29,285 - 35,365

Learning Support

     
Number of young people enrolled in the Alternative Education programme. 2,500 3,054 2,500
Number of individual students supported through the Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour service. 15,000 - 17,000 15,000 - 15,500 15,000 - 17,000

Service Providers for the Multi-Category Appropriation#

Provider 2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Ministry of Education

257,373 257,373 258,744 Ongoing

New Zealand Defence Force

981 981 981 Ongoing

Crown Entities

       
State Schools 410,857 410,857 415,732 Ongoing
State Schools - Service Academies 2,659 2,659 2,659 Ongoing
The Correspondence School 1,916 1,916 1,916 Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

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

Total

683,803

683,803

690,049

 

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
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
The Next Three-Year (2016/17 - 2018/19) Refugee Quota Programme 2018/19 - - 865 1,048 1,135
Investing in Information and Communications Technology 2017/18 - 203 305 415 441
Learning Support - Meeting Increasing Costs 2017/18 - 551 657 713 769
Operational Grant Funding Increase for Schools 2017/18 - 588 1,172 1,174 1,174
Incredible Years for Children with High Needs 2017/18 - 680 1,110 1,310 1,090
Oral Language - Removing Barriers to Access 2017/18 - 766 1,152 1,152 1,152
In-class Support for Students with High Learning Needs - Increasing Access 2017/18 - 2,188 4,443 4,443 4,443
English for Speakers of Other Languages - Increasing Funding 2017/18 - 3,603 5,756 - -
Settlement of the Primary Teachers' and the Primary Principals' Collective Agreements 2016-2018 and the Area School Principals' Collective Agreement 2016-2019 2016/17 2,284 3,914 3,731 3,731 3,731
Settlement of 2016-2019 Collective Agreements for Area School Teachers' and Secondary Principals' 2016/17 143 264 365 364 364
Settlement of 2016-2018 Special Education Field Staff Collective Agreement Negotiations 2016/17 1,700 2,065 2,065 2,065 2,065
Increased Access to Assistive Technology 2016/17 300 350 400 400 400
The Ongoing Resourcing Scheme 2016/17 3,834 4,074 4,228 4,360 4,360
Increased Availability of In-Class Support for Students with Special Education Needs 2016/17 2,155 4,375 4,375 4,375 4,375
Increased Access to the Intensive Wraparound Service 2016/17 2,220 2,220 2,220 2,220 2,220
Operational Grant Increase to Schools to Support Children Most at Risk of Not Achieving 2016/17 52 104 104 104 104
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 2015/16 1,172 1,966 2,115 2,115 2,115
Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Implementation 2015/16 938 1,082 304 - -
Resolution of Historic Abuse Claims 2015/16 420 301 - - -
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (249) (248) (248) (196) (196)
Ongoing Resourcing Scheme - Demand Pressures 2015/16 9,834 10,666 11,553 11,553 11,553
Additional In-Class Support 2015/16 5,795 5,872 5,951 5,951 5,951
Count Me In 2015/16 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) 2015/16 672 554 409 409 409
Cost Adjustment for Schools' Operational Grant Funding 2015/16 766 767 767 767 767
Savings - Reductions to Network Contingency 2015/16 (300) (300) (300) (300) (300)
Savings - Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide Efficiencies 2015/16 (743) (743) (743) (743) (743)
Sustaining Momentum on New Zealand Sign Language in Education 2015/16 3,217 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 2,246 2,247 2,247 2,247 2,247
Savings - Reduction in School Classification, Integration and Closure Contingency Funding 2014/15 (750) (750) (750) (750) (750)
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 3,663 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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The category Special Needs Support has been renamed Learning Support as this change in language should create a more inclusive environment for students.

The $6.246 million increase in this appropriation for 2017/18 is mainly due to:

  • increased availability of in-class support for students with higher learning needs ($4.485 million increase)
  • additional funding for the English for Speakers of Other Languages programme ($3.603 million increase)
  • difference in estimated school term start dates between the two financial years ($1.840 million increase)
  • increase in school operations grant allocation targeted at children at most at risk of not achieving ($1.276 million increase)
  • increase in demand for the Ongoing Resourcing Scheme ($1.072 million increase)
  • a transfer to 2016/17 for the Education System Identity and Access Management system ($3.700 million decrease)
  • teachers' salary costs mainly from changes to rolls, the level of effective average rates, and settlement of collective employment agreements ($2.301 million decrease), and
  • completion of the Count Me In (Edge and Beyond) programme in 2016/17 ($1 million decrease).

Conditions on Use of Appropriation#

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

Oversight of the Education System (M26)#

Overarching Purpose Statement#

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

Scope of Appropriation#

Departmental Output Expenses

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

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

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

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure#

  2016/17 2017/18
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

- - 62,599

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Ministerial Services - - 5,773
Monitoring the Education System - - 9,757
Policy Advice - - 16,539
Research and Analysis - - 27,022

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

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

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

- - 59,081
Ministerial Services - - 5,763
Monitoring the Education System - - 9,757
Policy Advice - - 16,539
Research and Analysis - - 27,022

Revenue from Others

- - 10
Ministerial Services - - 10

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation#

  2016/17 2017/18
Vote, Type and Title of Appropriation Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Vote Education: Departmental Output Expense: Policy Advice 16,442 16,442 -
Vote Education: Departmental Output Expense: Stewardship of the Education System 37,297 37,297 -
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Output Expense: Education Research Initiatives 3,008 3,008 -
Vote Education: Non-Departmental Output Expense: Provision for Information and Advisory Services (Component: Independent Advice on Government Priority Areas) 500 500 -

Total

57,247

57,247

62,599

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

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

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation#

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

New measure New measure 7

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

  2016/17 2017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Ministerial Services

     

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

     

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

Revised measure 95% 95%

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

New measure New measure 95%

Monitoring the Education System

     

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

     

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

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

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

7 7 7

Policy Advice

     

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

     

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

75% 75% 75%

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

7 7 7

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

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

Research and Analysis

     

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

     

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

     
  • page visits per annum
New measure New measure 240
  • downloads per annum.
New measure New measure 120

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Education Research Initiatives

     

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

     

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

     

Independent Advice on Government Priority Areas

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

  2016/17 2017/18
Forecast Activity Estimated Actual Forecast Activity

Research and Analysis

     
The number of newly-released research and/or evaluation reports on the Education Counts website. New indicator New indicator Up to 20

Service Providers for the Multi-Category Appropriation#

Provider 2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Ministry of Education

53,739 53,739 59,091 Ongoing

Non-Government Organisations

       
New Zealand Council for Educational Research 1,556 1,556 1,556 Ongoing
Building Knowledge about Teaching and Learning 1,452 1,452 1,452 Ongoing
Consultants 500 500 500 Ongoing

Total

57,247

57,247

62,599

 

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
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Early Childhood Education - Targeted Funding for Disadvantage 2017/18 - 200 20 20 250
Investing in Information and Communications Technology 2017/18 - 40 59 81 87
Oral Language - Removing Barriers to Access 2017/18 - 366 533 533 366
Drawdown of Data and Analytics Contingency - Tranche 0 and First Year of Tranche 1 of the Integrated Education Data (iEd) Programme (10-18) 2016/17 2,606 8,156 - - -
Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu Partnership Pilot 2016/17 71 - - - -
Establishing Round Four Partnership Schools | Kura Houra 2016/17 - 330 - - -
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (21) (21) (21) (17) (17)
Accelerating Education for Priority Learners 2013/14 100 100 100 100 100
Independent Advice on Government Priority Areas 2013/14 500 500 500 500 500
Quality Teaching Agenda 2013/14 1,650 1,650 1,650 1,650 1,650

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This is a new multi-category appropriation in 2017/18 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 2017/18 is also set out in Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

The $5.352 million increase in this appropriation for 2017/18 compared to equivalent appropriations in 2016/17 is mainly due to provision for the Integrated Education Data (iED) Programme ($5.550 million increase).

Conditions on Use of Appropriation#

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