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Education Minister Chris Hipkins says making the schooling system more responsive to the needs of Maori and Pasifika children is a key priority for his review of Tomorrow’s Schools.

Releasing the terms of reference for the review, Mr Hipkins said it was a once in 30-year opportunity to shape the way schools are led, managed and interact with their communities.

He says there has been a lot of tinkering around the edges since Tomorrrow’s Schools was introduced.

The review will look at how to better support equity and inclusion for all children throughout their schooling, what changes are needed to support their educational success, and at the fitness of the school system to equip all students for a rapidly changing world.

An independent five-to-seven person taskforce will be appointed in April, which will consult widely before reporting back in November this year.

The review will also consider the roles of the Ministry of Education, Education Review Office, New Zealand Qualifications Authority, New Zealand School Trustees Association, and the Education Council in supporting schools.

The review of Tomorrow’s Schools is part of the Government’s education work programme, announced in February. The terms of reference for the review are available at

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