The MoE has recently had some major changes.
“These new positions will be our key local leadership roles from 1 July, responsible for coordinating all Ministry services and support to their local communities. The aim is to have more senior leaders closer to the sector geographically and to have one senior person coordinating Ministry services. This will ensure greater responsiveness to local needs.”
There are now 10 areas. So new exemption applications need to be sent to your nearest MoE office:
Director of education for: Appointed: Tai Tokerau Hira Gage Waikato Paula Rawiri BOP/Rotorua/Taupo Ezra Schuster (12 months) Hawke’s Bay/Gisborne Marilyn Scott Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu Jann Marshall (6 months) Wellington Pauline Cleaver Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast Erika Ross Canterbury Coralanne Child Otago Southland Julie Anderson (start date 4 August)
The recruitment process for the Director of Education for Auckland
still underway, and we’ll update you on that once an appointment is confirmed.
The other new appointment that concerns home educators is Jim Greening
(Group Manager, Schools and Student Support). Home Education is one of his responsibilities.
This link has the profiles of all those mentioned above: http://www.minedu.govt.nz/NZEducation/MinistryBulletinSchoolLeaders/Issue9/~/media/MinEdu/Files/EducationSectors/MinistryBulletin/Issue9/Keyleadership.pdf
Those in the MoE Head Office in Lower Hutt who are responsible for Home Education are:
Jim Greening (Group Manager, Schools and Student Support)
Lucy Ambrose (Senior Advisor, Learner Engagement)