Programme to establish curriculum leads to support the health and wellbeing of learners

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Children and young people are learning and developing

Lead agency:
Ministry of Education
Action timeframe:

A new programme will establish new regionally-based curriculum leads to work with schools, kura, centre-based early learning services and kōhanga reo to support the health and wellbeing of learners.  They will work in partnership to embed high-quality teaching approaches to mental health, wellbeing and healthy relationships in learning programmes and local curricula.

The programme is in response to the expected increase in wellbeing and mental health needs of learners post-COVID-19, and in response to the Education Conversation / Korero Mātauranga, the Māori Education Wānanga and the Pacific Education Fono.

Following engagement with regional offices, sector and peak bodies, the operating model for 38 regionally-based Curriculum Leads has been developed, along with a service design framework, including tools and resources.

The service is expeceted to be operationalised by the end of Term 2, 2021.

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