Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Education - Supplementary Estimates 2017/18

Formats and related files

Vote Education#

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

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry of Education

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY OF EDUCATION: Minister of Education

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections#

Annual and Permanent Appropriations#

  2017/18
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
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.
1,683 650 2,333

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.
1,614,689 179,908 1,794,597

Services to Other Agencies RDA (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of services by the Ministry of Education to government departments and other agencies where those services are not within the scope of another departmental output expense appropriation in Vote Education.
4,825 (463) 4,362

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.
111,918 (1,046) 110,872

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.
11,753 550 12,303

Total Departmental Output Expenses

1,744,868 179,599 1,924,467

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Ministry of Education - Capital Expenditure PLA (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Education, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
1,027,714 (4,687) 1,023,027

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

1,027,714 (4,687) 1,023,027

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.
14,249 793 15,042

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.
23,175 (12,232) 10,943

Qualifications Support Structures (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the NewZealand Qualifications Authority overseeing the setting of standards and New Zealand qualifications. It also includes standard-setting and qualifications development responsibility, recognition and review of qualifications, records management processes to support the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, and participation in the promotion of the NewZealand qualifications system to key education and immigration partner countries.
6,329 (280) 6,049

Quality Assurance (M26)

This appropriation is limited to the provision by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority of quality assurance services to support the New Zealand qualifications system that include ongoing development and management of quality assurance processes, monitoring and managing providers at risk and the ongoing refinement and maintenance of the quality assurance framework.
5,094 265 5,359

School Managed Network Funding (M26)

This appropriation is limited to supporting schools' purchase of a core package of managed network services from the provider of the managed network service.
28,750 1,700 30,450

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.
195,450 3,000 198,450

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.
26,480 280 26,760

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

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

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

383,368 (6,474) 376,894

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 (2,000) 9,319

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).
5,128 900 6,028

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.
19,543 (2,560) 16,983

Puawaitanga Scholarships (M26)

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

Scholarships for Students to Attend Private Schools (M26)

Assistance to students from low-income families to attend private secondary schools.
4,126 (300) 3,826

Teacher Trainee Scholarships (M26)

Scholarships and allowances for students undertaking teacher training education, and loan support payments to teachers.
1,432 560 1,992

United World Scholarships (M26)

Scholarships for attendance at United World Colleges.
50 - 50

Total Benefits or Related Expenses

42,750 (3,400) 39,350

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.
1,845,947 23,501 1,869,448

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

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

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.
65,055 6,146 71,201

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 (60) 60

Primary Education (M26)

This appropriation is limited to providing roll-based operations funding to schools, teacher and management salaries, support costs and supplementary funding programmes to enable the delivery of the National Curriculum to all students for Years 0 to 8.
3,210,181 (13,199) 3,196,982

Remission of Fees (M26)

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

Schooling Improvement (M26)

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

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.
2,251,377 (4,320) 2,247,057

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.
15,526 (3,700) 11,826

UNESCO (M26)

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

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

7,397,430 9,868 7,407,298

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).
1,880 - 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.
31,573 5,005 36,578

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

33,453 5,005 38,458

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.
226,187 13,676 239,863

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.
80,627 5,233 85,860

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
54,213 2,776 56,989

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.
91,347 5,667 97,014

Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA (M26)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to improve outcomes for targeted student groups.
690,049 22,267 712,316

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Interventions for Target Student Groups

This category is limited to expenditure on policies and services focused on targeted student groups or individuals' participation in education.
258,744 10,217 268,961

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

Students Attendance and Engagement

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

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Learning Support

This category is limited to providing additional resources to enable students with additional learning needs to participate in education.
417,989 12,050 430,039

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 9,283 71,882

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Ministerial Services

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

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 3,693 13,450

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 3,783 20,322

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 1,807 28,829

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Education Research Initiatives

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

Independent Advice on Government Priority Areas

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

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

978,835 45,226 1,024,061

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

11,608,418 225,137 11,833,555

Multi-Year Appropriations#

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

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

   

Teacher-Led Innovation fund (M26)

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

Commences: 01 July 2015

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

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

   

Schools Payroll Sustainability Loan (M26)

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

Commences: 01 October 2017

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

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

  2017/18
  Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations 11,608,418 225,137 11,833,555
Total MYA Non-Departmental Output Expenses Forecasts 4,000 - 4,000
Total MYA Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure Forecasts - 7,783 7,783

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts

11,612,418 232,920 11,845,338

Capital Injection Authorisations#

  2017/18
  Estimates Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates Budget
$000
Total Budget
$000
Ministry of Education - Capital Injection (M26) 447,640 4,906 452,546

Supporting Information#

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole#

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity
  2017/18
    Supplementary Estimates  
  Estimates
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000
Total
$000

Appropriations

         
Output Expenses 2,132,236 179,599 (6,474) 173,125 2,305,361
Benefits or Related Expenses 42,750 N/A (3,400) (3,400) 39,350
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses 7,397,430 - 9,868 9,868 7,407,298
Capital Expenditure 1,061,167 (4,687) 12,788 8,101 1,069,268
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)          
Output Expenses 560,846 24,733 8,443 33,176 594,022
Other Expenses 417,989 - 12,050 12,050 430,039
Capital Expenditure - N/A - - -

Total Appropriations

11,612,418 199,645 33,275 232,920 11,845,338

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

         
Tax Revenue - N/A - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 8,205 N/A - - 8,205
Capital Receipts - N/A - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

8,205 N/A - - 8,205

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.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $650,000 to $2.333 million for 2017/18 due to a transfer from 2016/17 arising from delays in the recruitment of personnel.

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#

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 1,614,689 179,908 1,794,597
Revenue from the Crown 1,611,503 162,282 1,773,785
Revenue from Others 3,186 20,057 23,243

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation increased by $179.908 million to $1,794.597 million for 2017/18 due to a combination of:

  • increased capital charge ($142.795 million increase) and depreciation ($30 million increase) related to the upward revaluation of the school property portfolio at 30 June 2017
  • increased provision for rationalisation of school property ($10.686 million increase)
  • provision for additional costs associated with weather-tightness issues in schools ($10.340 million increase), offset by funding from successful legal claims
  • increased provision for schools to enter into rental arrangements where building construction solutions are not available or are uneconomic ($3.500 million increase) under the Cash for Buildings funding programme
  • transfers from 2016/17 for the development of technical guidance on the impact of the Kaikoura earthquakes ($700,000 increase), analysis of options for improving education investment decisions and services for schools ($475,000 increase) and for the continuation of the corporate transformation programme ($370,000 increase), and
  • reduced capital charge resulting from slower-than-expected drawdown of capital injections following delays in the capital expenditure programme ($18.958 million decrease).

Services to Other Agencies RDA (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation decreased by $463,000 to $4.362 million due to a lower level of support services than forecast being provided to government departments and other government or education agencies for 2017/18.

Support and Resources for Education Providers (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses and Revenue#

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 111,918 (1,046) 110,872
Revenue from the Crown 110,778 (1,046) 109,732
Revenue from Others 1,140 - 1,140

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation decreased by $1.046 million to $110.872 million for 2017/18 due to a combination of:

  • transfers to 2018/19 and 2019/20 related to 2017/18 arising from delays in the implementation of some key policy initiatives underpinning the Education (Update) Amendment Act and slower than expected recruitment of staff with specialist audit and investigative skills to monitor the increasingly sophisticated early childhood education sector ($2.395 million decrease)
  • net transfers from 2016/17 to 2017/18 and from 2017/18 to 2018/19 for the Education Resourcing Programme after revising the timeframe for completing the programme ($700,000 decrease)
  • additional funding to address current pressures on teacher supply ($1 million increase), and
  • transfers from 2016/17 arising from delays in the detailed investigation work on the Holidays Act ($800,000 increase) and the operating model review work that will now occur in 2017/18 ($249,000 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#

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 11,753 550 12,303
Revenue from the Crown 11,743 550 12,293
Revenue from Others 10 - 10

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation increased by $550,000 to $12.303 million for 2017/18 due to a transfer from 2016/17 for continuation of the corporate transformation programme.

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections#

Ministry of Education - Capital Expenditure PLA (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation

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

Capital Expenditure

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 50,060 13,468 63,528
Property, Plant and Equipment 948,126 (18,464) 929,662
Intangibles 29,528 309 29,837
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

1,027,714 (4,687) 1,023,027

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
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% Discontinued measure -

Percentage of State school buildings with a maintenance index of '3' or better as an indicator of the relative maintenance requirements for buildings in the school property portfolio (see Note 1).

Replacement measure 85% 85%

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $4.687 million to $1,023.027 million due to a combination of:

  • delays in construction of new schools, roll growth classrooms and school redevelopments primarily due to capacity constraints within the construction industry ($94.724 million decrease)
  • earlier than anticipated construction of the five schools under the Third Public Private Partnership ($61.169 million increase)
  • escalating land costs and a move to earlier land acquisition to improve preparation and planning for new school construction, especially to support the Auckland Education Growth Plan ($13.468 million increase)
  • additional spend on the Christchurch Schools Rebuild Programme and maintenance of existing school property portfolio ($12.869 million increase)
  • increased expenditure on the Ministry's fixed asset renewal and replacement programme to support the delivery of existing services ($2.222 million increase), and
  • increased investment in Information and Communications Technology including ongoing development of Education Resourcing System to determine funding for early childhood education, school operational grants, staffing entitlement, and learning support ($309,000 increase).

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets

Ministry of Education

Details of Net Asset Schedule 2017/18
Main Estimates Projections
$000
2017/18
Supplementary Estimates Projections
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2017/18
Opening Balance 15,098,615 17,461,621 Supplementary Estimates opening balance reflects the audited results as at 30 June 2017.
Capital Injections 447,640 452,546 The $4.906 million increase in injections is due to a combination of: a transfer from 2016/17 for continuation of the Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme ($39.495 million increase), revision to funding profile for schools procured through the Third Public Private Partnership ($3.900 million increase), transfer from 2016/17 for development of the Education Resourcing System ($1 million increase), and delays in the school property capital works expansion programme covering new schools, roll growth classrooms and additional non-teaching space ($39.489 million decrease).
Capital Withdrawals (31,511) (38,511) The $7 million increase in withdrawals is due to transfers to non-departmental capital expenditure appropriation Schools Furniture and Equipment for the Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme ($3 million) and Wireless School Network Upgrade project ($500,000) and departmental output expense appropriation School Property Portfolio Management for the Cash for Buildings funding programme ($3.500 million).
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) (564) (7,228) The $6.664 million increase in net deficit is due to a remeasurement of net unrealised loss on interest rate swap derivatives with the New Zealand Debt Management Office ($9.095 million deficit) partly offset by retention of third party contributions to the development of particular school building assets ($2.431 million surplus).
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

15,514,180 17,868,428  

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.
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $793,000 to $15.042 million for 2017/18 due to a combination of:

  • transfer from 2016/17 for slower than expected issue or renewal of practicing certificates for individual teachers ($1.200 million increase), and
  • transfer to Vote Police for Police vetting services ($407,000 decrease).

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.

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

  2017/18
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

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

4.4 million Discontinued measure -

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

80% Discontinued measure -

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

80% Discontinued measure -

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

80% Discontinued measure -

Note - Due to the merger of Careers New Zealand with the Tertiary Education Commission on 1 July 2017 these measures have been transferred from Vote Education to Vote Tertiary Education.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation decreased by $12.232 million to $10.943 million for 2017/18 due to a combination of:

  • transfer of Careers New Zealand functions to the Tertiary Education Commission under non-departmental output expense Administration of and Support for the Careers System in Vote Tertiary Education ($14.300 million decrease)
  • transfers to non-departmental output expense category Curriculum Support ($549,000 decrease) and departmental output expense category Support and Resources for Teachers ($283,000 decrease) in Quality Teaching and Learning MCA to pilot strengthened careers education through Communities of Learning, and
  • transfer from non-departmental other expense Support for Early Childhood Education Providers to support the continued development of an online-based modern and flexible approach to external assessments for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement ($2.900 million increase).

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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation decreased by $280,000 to $6.049 million for 2017/18 due to a transfer to non-departmental output expense Secondary School Assessments, to maintain consistency with the New Zealand Qualification Authority's cost and revenue recognition of National Certificate of Educational Achievement fees for students in Youth Guarantee fees-free places.

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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation increased by $265,000 to $5.359 million for 2017/18 due to a transfer from the non-departmental output expense category Training for Designated Groups of the Tertiary Tuition and Training MCA in Vote Tertiary Education, to enable the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to complete its monitoring programme of undergraduate Level 7 diploma programmes.

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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation increased by $1.700 million to $30.450 million for 2017/18 due to a transfer from 2016/17 owing to re-negotiation of a statement of works and amendments to service implementation pertaining to the Education Sector Digital Strategy.

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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation increased by $3 million to $198.450 million for 2017/18. There is an increase in distance travelled each day due to a greater number of students with learning support needs and a trend towards these students using specialist satellite units.

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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation increased by $280,000 to $26.760 million for 2017/18 due to a transfer from non-departmental output expense Qualification Support Structures to maintain consistency with the New Zealand Qualification Authority's cost and revenue recognition of funds relating to National Certificate of Educational Achievement fees for students in Youth Guarantee fees-free places.

Teacher-Led Innovation fund (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses#

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

Teacher-Led Innovation fund (M26)

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

Commences: 01 July 2015

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation decreased by $300,000 to $17.615 million due to under expenditure in 2017/18.

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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $2 million to $9.319 million for 2017/18 due to:

  • return of underspend in the Boarding Allowances appropriation ($1.100 million), and
  • transfer to benefit expense Home Schooling Allowances to manage additional allowances for home schooling ($900,000).

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).

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation increased by $900,000 to $6.028 million for 2017/18 due to a transfer from benefit expense Boarding Allowances to manage additional allowances for home schooling.

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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation decreased by $2.560 million to $16.983 million for 2017/18 due to:

  • transfer to departmental output expense Support and Resources for Education Providers and non-departmental other expenses Primary Education and Secondary Education to address current pressures on teacher supply ($2 million), and
  • transfer to benefit expense Teacher Trainee Scholarships to manage additional tuition and student service fee payments and increased uptake of voluntary bonding ($560,000).

Scholarships for Students to Attend Private Schools (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation decreased by $300,000 to $3.826 million for 2017/18 due to savings identified for Aspire Scholarships to attend private schools.

Teacher Trainee Scholarships (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation increased by $560,000 to $1.992 million for 2017/18 due to a transfer from benefit expense National Study Awards to manage additional tuition and student service fee payments and the increased uptake of voluntary bonding.

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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $23.501 million to $1,869.448 million for 2017/18 due to a combination of:

  • updated population projections driven by increased migration as well as changes in the mix of expenditure between service types, subsidy types and age of children ($20.366 million increase)
  • adjustments in equity funding due to growth in eligible hours ($4.298 million increase), and
  • cost savings through the discontinuation of Early Childhood Education Participation Funds ($1.163 million decrease).

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

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 1,500 1,500

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

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

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

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation of $1.500 million was created during 2017/18 to provide for potential impairment or write-off of historical Crown debtor balances that are assessed as unlikely to be recovered.

Integrated Schools Property (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation increased by $6.146 million to $71.201 million for 2017/18 due to:

  • increased Policy One funding (for maintenance of school buildings) arising from the higher valuation of State school sector property at 30 June 2017 ($4.046 million), and
  • transfers from 2016/17 arising from delays in the construction of stage two Takanini School ($1.900 million) and for some schools taking longer than expected to sign-off on the Wireless School Network Upgrade project where the proprietors are involved in the approval process ($200,000).

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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation decreased by $60,000 to $60,000 for 2017/18 due to cost savings in the final year of the programme.

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.

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

  2017/18
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

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

     
  • all students
Improve on previous year's result Discontinued measure -
  • Maori students
Improve on previous year's result Discontinued measure -
  • Pasifika students.
Improve on previous year's result Discontinued measure -

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

     
  • all students
Improve on previous year's result Discontinued measure -
  • Maori students
Improve on previous year's result Discontinued measure -
  • Pasifika students.
Improve on previous year's result Discontinued measure -

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

     
  • all students
Improve on previous year's result Discontinued measure -
  • Maori students
Improve on previous year's result Discontinued measure -
  • Pasifika students.
Improve on previous year's result Discontinued measure -

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

     
  • korero
Improve on previous year's result Discontinued measure -
  • panui
Improve on previous year's result Discontinued measure -
  • pangarau
Improve on previous year's result Discontinued measure -
  • tuhituhi.
Improve on previous year's result Discontinued measure -

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

     
  • all students
Replacement measure 70% 70%
  • Maori students
Replacement measure 70% 70%
  • Pasifika students.
Replacement measure 70% 70%

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

Replacement measure 90% 90%

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

Replacement measure Baseline year Baseline year

The percentage of children who complete Years 1 to 8 in Maori-medium education (see Notes 4 and 5).

Replacement measure Baseline year Baseline year

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.

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

Note 3 - This measure covers State and State-integrated schools only. The 2017/18 Budget Standard and Estimated Actual refers to the 2017 calendar year. Funding is allocated based on information on the level of Maori language learning which schools provide in their roll returns, subject to an annual auditing and verification process to confirm the appropriate level of funding.

Note 4 - There are five levels of funding, based on hours the curriculum is taught in Te Reo Maori per week. Levels 1 and 2 are described below:

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

Note 5 - This measure covers State and State-integrated schools only. The 2017/18 Budget Standard refers to the 2017 calendar year.

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

  2017/18
  Forecast Activity Supplementary Forecast Activity Total Forecast Activity
Number of primary schools receiving additional funding for Maori language resourcing Levels 1 and 2 (see Note 1). New indicator 257 257

Note 1 - This indicator covers State and State-integrated schools only and is based on the 2017 calendar year. There are five levels of funding, based on hours the curriculum is taught in Te Reo Maori per week. Levels 1 and 2 are described below:

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation decreased by $13.199 million to $3,196.982 million for 2017/18 due to a combination of:

  • return of savings in Investing in Educational Success ($29.976 million decrease)
  • rephasing of 2017/18 underspend in Investing in Educational Success to non-departmental output expenses Early Childhood Education and Schooling Improvement between 2018/19 and 2020/21 to provide better support for Kahui Ako outcomes ($6.885 million decrease)
  • transfer to departmental output expense category Interventions for Target Students in Outcomes for Target Student Groups MCA to meet the cost of the initial investigation for pay equity claims ($1.731 million decrease)
  • impacts of higher-than-expected national roll projections on teacher salaries and school operations grants ($22.422 million increase)
  • additional funding to address current pressures on teacher supply ($2.490 million increase)
  • additional funding for Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua after delays in finalising agreements for Round Four and funding and contract improvements to the Partnership Schools Model ($436,000 increase), and
  • implementation of the pilot intake of sponsored refugees under the Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category ($45,000 increase).

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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation decreased by $4.320 million to $2,247.057 million for 2017/18 due to a combination of:

  • return of savings in Investing in Educational Success ($17.399 million decrease)
  • rephasing of 2017/18 underspend in Investing in Educational Success to non-departmental output expenses Early Childhood Education and Schooling Improvement between 2018/19 and 2020/21 to provide better support for Kahui Ako outcomes ($3.995 million decrease)
  • transfer to departmental output expense category Monitoring the Education System in Oversight for the Education System MCA to fund the operating model review ($1.900 million decrease)
  • impacts of higher-than-expected national roll projections on teacher salaries and school operations grants ($16.253 million increase)
  • additional funding for Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua after delays in finalising agreements for Round Four, additional schools approved in Round Five and funding and contract improvements to the Partnership Schools Model ($2.182 million increase)
  • additional funding to address current pressures on teacher supply ($450,000 increase), and
  • implementation of the pilot intake of sponsored refugees under the Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category ($89,000 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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation decreased by $3.700 million to $11.826 million for 2017/18 due to:

  • transfer to non-departmental output expense Provision of Information and Advisory Services to support the continued development of an online-based modern and flexible approach to external assessments for National Certificate of Educational Achievement ($2.900 million), and
  • transfer to departmental output expense category Support and Resources for Teachers in Improved Quality Teaching and Learning MCA for online services to support the delivery of new curriculum content for digital technologies over two years ($800,000).

3.5 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure#

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.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
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% Discontinued measure -

Percentage of State school buildings with a maintenance index of '3' or better as an indicator of the relative maintenance requirements for buildings in the school property portfolio (see Note 1).

Replacement measure 85% 85%

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $5.005 million to $36.578 million for 2017/18 due to a combination of:

  • transfers from 2016/17 arising from delays in the application for furniture and equipment grants for various schools and the completion of the Wireless School Network Upgrade Project ($3.417 million increase)
  • allocation of earthquake insurance proceeds towards the cost of furniture and equipment associated with the Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme ($3 million increase)
  • transfer from departmental capital to fund wireless upgrades for schools that were not offered as part of an earlier network upgrades ($500,000 increase), and
  • return of funding for a school that is now being constructed as part of a Private Public Partnership ($1.912 million decrease).

Schools Payroll Sustainability Loan (M26)#

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses#

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

Schools Payroll Sustainability Loan (M26)

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

Commences: 01 October 2017

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

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

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

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

  2017/18
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

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

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

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

New measure 70% 70%

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

New measure 0 0

End of Year Performance Reporting#

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This new appropriation of $13.225 million was created during 2017/18 to ensure ongoing stability and sustainability of schools payroll.

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

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure#

Improved Quality Teaching and Learning (M26)

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

Departmental Output Expenses

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

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

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

Total Appropriation

226,187 13,676 239,863

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Support and Resources for Teachers 80,627 5,233 85,860

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Curriculum Support 54,213 2,776 56,989
Professional Development and Support 91,347 5,667 97,014

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

80,617 5,233 85,850
Support and Resources for Teachers 80,617 5,233 85,850

Revenue from Others

10 - 10
Support and Resources for Teachers 10 - 10
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $13.676 million to $239.863 million for 2017/18 due to a combination of:

  • transfers from 2016/17 for centrally-funded professional learning and development (PLD) ($4.779 million increase), continuation of the corporate transformation programme ($1.250 million increase), Communities of Learning bundled services and new appointments panel ($1.250 million increase), and the NASA teacher ambassador programme ($300,000 increase)
  • additional funding for PLD to support implementation of the new Digital Technology | Hangarau Matihiko curriculum expectations ($4 million increase)
  • funding for the Te Ahu o Te Reo Maori provision ($1.050 million increase)
  • funding for a progress approach across the Schooling System to develop a new approach to assessment and reporting on progress and achievement ($1 million increase)
  • transfer from non-departmental output expense Provision of Information and Advisory Services to pilot strengthened careers education through Communities of Learning ($832,000 increase)
  • transfer from non-departmental other expense Support for Early Childhood Education Providers for online services to support the delivery of new curriculum content for digital technologies over two years ($400,000 increase)
  • adjustments to support teacher supply initiative ($710,000 decrease), and
  • transfer to non-departmental output expense Administration of and Support for the Careers System in Vote Tertiary Education for the continuation of the professional support and workshops for careers influencers in schools by the Tertiary Education Commission in 2018 ($475,000 decrease).

Outcomes for Target Student Groups (M26)#

Overarching Purpose Statement#

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

Scope of Appropriation#

Departmental Output Expenses

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

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

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

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

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

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure#

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

690,049 22,267 712,316

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Interventions for Target Student Groups 258,744 10,217 268,961

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

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

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Learning Support 417,989 12,050 430,039

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

257,044 10,217 267,261
Interventions for Target Student Groups 257,044 10,217 267,261

Revenue from Others

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

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

  2017/18
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Students Attendance and Engagement

     

Percentage of schools supplying individual student attendance data each term.

50% Discontinued measure -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation increased by $22.267 million to $712.316 million for 2017/18 due to:

  • impacts of higher-than-expected national roll projections on teacher salaries and school operations grants ($11.851 million)
  • drawdown of contingency over four years to implement the Expanding Behavioural Services initiative ($5.226 million)
  • transfers from 2016/17 for Education Sector Identity and Access Management Programme ($1.485 million) and for the continuation of the corporate transformation programme ($750,000)
  • transfer from non-departmental other expense Primary Education to meet the cost of the initial investigation for Pay Equity claims ($1.731 million)
  • funding for the Te Kawa Matakura programme ($690,000)
  • drawdown of contingency over four years for the Education Sector Logon operational funding ($446,000), and
  • implementation of the pilot intake of sponsored refugees under the Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category ($88,000).

Oversight of the Education System (M26)#

Overarching Purpose Statement#

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

Scope of Appropriation#

Departmental Output Expenses

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

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

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

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure#

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

62,599 9,283 71,882

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Ministerial Services 5,773 - 5,773
Monitoring the Education System 9,757 3,693 13,450
Policy Advice 16,539 3,783 20,322
Research and Analysis 27,022 1,807 28,829

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

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

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

59,081 9,283 68,364
Ministerial Services 5,763 - 5,763
Monitoring the Education System 9,757 3,693 13,450
Policy Advice 16,539 3,783 20,322
Research and Analysis 27,022 1,807 28,829

Revenue from Others

10 - 10
Ministerial Services 10 - 10

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation increased by $9.283 million to $71.882 million for 2017/18 due to:

  • funding for the Education Portfolio work programme ($2.783 million)
  • transfers from 2017/18 for the Integrated Education Data (iEd) Programme ($1.307 million), education funding review ($1 million) and continuation of the corporate transformation programme ($500,000)
  • transfer from non-departmental other expense Secondary Education to fund the operating model review ($1.900 million)
  • additional funding for the removal of the Charter School Model ($1.558 million), and
  • additional funding for Partnership Schools Kura Hourua Round Five ($235,000).