Tomorrow’s Schools: A submission

Governance 2.0: A next-generation framework for schools.  

Latest:  Our Schooling Future: Stronger Together – Whiria Nga Kura Tuatinitini, a report by the Tomorrow Schools Independent Taskforce

Submission,  March 2019.   This submission congratulates the Taskforce on its focus on governance frameworks.  It provides an exciting opportunity to address the challenges of education networks in South Auckland and similar communities.

An essay in response to Emeritus Professor Gary Hawke, March 2019 about public policy-making and the Taskforce’s recommendations.


2018 Submission Tomorrow’s Schools final  .   This submission to the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce offers a new way of thinking about how education  can support system learning and system equity.

In summary,  the challenges of education in this country are embedded in the challenges of communities.  Nevertheless, it is important to preserve and enhance community ownership of schools.  Instead of abandoning the powerful community ownership we have over schools, we must insert a new mechanism into the way we support them, through what I call Community Networks for Education (they could also be called Local Education Commissions or Community Improvement Networks).   These will be there to provide “catalytic leadership”  to shape inquiries for learning; and community problem-solving efforts.