ERO's published Briefings to the Minister's Office.


ERO proactively releases material that the Minister of Education has seen from us as part of our ongoing commitment to openness and transparency.

The Minister of Education receives advice from us and considers the advice in light of the activities happening across the sector. Therefore some of these decision-making processes will take longer than others. This means that some material delivered to the Minister may relate to items that remain under active consideration and take longer to be proactively released.

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Briefings to the Minister’s Office

Date of paper


Document type and size

7 December 2020

M20-48 What ERO understands about the Closure of Pacific Services 2019-2020

PDF 800 KB

13 November 2020

M20-41 ERO Leadership Partners Initiative (Minister Tinetti) 

PDF 408 KB

13 November 2020

M20-39 Update on ERO's development of approaches to external evaluation in early childhood services. (Minister Tinetti)

PDF 554 KB

19 October 2020

M20-33 2020 Oct Baseline Update Submission for Vote Education Review Office briefing.

PDF 346 KB

04 August 2020

M20-29 ERO 30 June 2020 Year End Reporting requirement

PDF 239 KB

15 June 2020

M20-25 ERO National Report – Te Tāmata Huaroa (Minister Davis. Also shared with Min. Hipkins)

PDF 377 KB

11 June 2020

M20-21 Learning in the Lockdown for Māori students (Minister Davis)

PDF 587 KB

11 June 2020

M20-23 Learning in the Lockdown report (Minister Martin)

PDF 420 KB

11 June 2020

M20-19 Learning in the Lockdown report (Minister Hipkins)

PDF 397 KB

22 May 2020

M20-18 In-Principle Expense Transfer for Vote Education Review Office across financial years due to the impact of Covid-19

PDF 301 KB

22 May 2020

M20-17 Learnings from the Covid-19 Education Experience

PDF 465 KB

11 May 2020

M20-15 ERO Reviews in COVID-19 Environment

PDF 423 KB

20 March 2020

M20-7 COVID-19 update 

PDF 983 KB

19 March 2020

M20-9 2020_21 Estimates Document for Vote Education Review Office briefing

PDF 562 KB

19 February  2020

M20-2 Overseas Trained Teachers evaluation – initial findings

PDF 552 KB

18 February 2020

M20-5 2020 March Baseline Update Submission for Vote Education Review Office

Table 1 Table 2

PDF 211 KB
PDF 142 KB
PDF 347 KB

18 February 2020

M20-4 Education Review Office response to Supporting all Schools to Succeed: Review of our current operating model for school reviews

PDF 270 KB

3 February 2020

M20-3 ERO Budget Economic and Fiscal Update Reporting Requirements

PDF 300 KB

12 December 2019

M19-47 2019 October baseline update submission for vote Education Review Office 

PDF 163 KB

10 December 2019

M19-56 On your marks…get set…go A tale of six schools and the Digital Technologies curriculum content

PDF 251 KB

27 November 2019

M19-53 Te Whāriki (2017) Awareness towards implementation

PDF 350 KB

11 November 2019

Cabinet Paper: Adding the Education Review Office as an Authorised User of the National Student Number

PDF 102 KB

15 October 2019

M19-49 Education Review Office (ERO) Annual Report 2018/19 

PDF 150 KB

16 September 2019

M19-39 Proposal for ERO to visit Samoa

PDF 317 KB

10 September 2019

M19-37 ERO Provisional Year End Performance Report 2018/19 briefing 

PDF 425 KB

23 August 2019

M19-36 Education Review Office Response to Our Schooling Futures - Stronger Together / Whiria Nga Kura Tūātinitini - Final Report of the Tomorrow's Schools Independent Taskforce 

PDF 1.15 MB

16 August 2019

M19-33 Indicators of Quality for Early Childhood Education: what matters most, August 2019 

PDF 398 KB

8 August 2019

M19-32 Invitation to visit the National Institute of educational Sciences in Beijing

PDF 233 KB

8 August 2019

M19-31 ERO’s 30 June 2019 Year End Reporting Requirements

PDF 291 KB

25 July 2019

M19-27 Minister Salesa: Current Provision of Pacific Bilingual Education

PDF 250 KB

26 June 2019

M19-28 It’s early days for the Digital Technologies curriculum content 

PDF 313 KB

26 June 2019

M19-29 Tokelau Education Summit 26-29 August 2019, Atafu, Tokelau 

PDF 277 KB

13 June 2019

M19-25 NCEA Observational Studies 

PDF 764 KB

10 June 2019

M19-17 Preparedness to implement Te Whāriki (2017)

PDF 414 KB

6 June 2019

M19-24 Leadership Partners Initiative 

PDF 348 KB

24 May 2019

M19-18 Keeping children engaged and achieving in writing: strategies that work

PDF 285 KB

10 April 2019

M19-13 2019/20 Estimates Documents for Vote Education Review Office

PDF 1.28 MB

3 April 2019

M19-12 2018/19 Supplementary Estimates Documents for Vote Education Review Office

PDF 778 KB

27 March 2019

M19-11 ERO Leadership Partners initiative

PDF 241 KB

04 March 2019

M19-9 Māori Education Evaluation Work Programme Update

PDF 264 KB

27 February 2019

M19-4 ERO's assurance review process for reviews of ECE services

PDF 322 KB

14 February 2019

M19-3 Changes to ERO reporting

PDF 337 KB

19 September 2018

M18-48 Adding the Education Review Office as an authorised user of the National Student Number (NSN) under the Education Act 1989

PDF 1436 KB