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Te Pou Ohumahi Mātauranga | Education Workforce

Te Pou Ohumahi Mātauranga was created in October 2021 as part of changes to Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga, driven by the Government’s response to the Tomorrow’s Schools review. We now have an opportunity through this next phase of the transformation to create more dedicated resource for planning and delivering workforce strategy, to develop sophisticated use of analysis and insights, and to improve our accessibility and responsiveness to customers. Going forward, the group will be responsible for:

  • Delivering a high quality and diverse teacher workforce to achieve equity and excellence in the education system. The group aims to build and grow the workforce by attracting, retaining and training dedicated professionals who will provide outstanding educational experiences.
  • Delivering essential services and a sustainable workforce supply when and where it’s needed across the whole of Aotearoa. It will work across the early learning sector as well as with schools and kura and we strive to build relationships that are enduring and sensitive to the evolving needs of individuals and communities.
  • Designing and implementing strategies and services to drive ongoing improvements in the education workforce, including kaiako and support and specialist staff.
  • Working in partnership with a range of stakeholders including School Boards, school staff, peak bodies, unions and other government agencies to deliver a range of critical services including payroll for the workforce.
  • Implementing system-wide objectives and improvements for the Teaching Council, the TEC and other government agencies. The group will also work in strong collaboration with Te Mahau, Te Puna Kaupapahere, Te Pae Aronui and Te Poutāhū.


To enable these changes at Te Pou Ohumahi Mātauranga, the following roles are available. Please click the role to apply:

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