Strengthening Local Curriculum Design


The ministry has become aware through the curriculum progress and achievement consultation that many schools and kura do not have the confidence to design their own local curriculum. Therefore, Evaluation Associates and CORE Education have been contracted by the Ministry of Education to provide English and Maori medium workshops and clinics on Strengthening Local Curriculum Design over term 1 and term 2 in 2019.


Schools have an exciting opportunity to be supported as they develop their local curriculum.

The support takes two forms, through participation in:

  • regionally based two-hour workshops in term 1. Each school may send a principal and curriculum leader. The workshops will be led by experienced primary and secondary facilitators.
  • on-site clinics comprising two days of in-school support on site with the leadership team, and a follow-up after school session.


We will evaluate the impact of the workshops and on-site clinics through participation surveys. The ministry will also conduct an external evaluation of the workshops and on-site clinics. 

Want to find out more?

Click here for more information about Strengthening Local Curriculum Design. 

You can register for a workshop here

Please contact Irene Andersen from our Auckland office (027 634 2963 or email for more information about the workshops and on-site clinics.