Improving our web-based guidance documents – easier to find and shorter!

Improving our web-based guidance documents – easier to find and shorter!

Feedback from teachers, school and early learning leaders about our guidance documents said they need to be easier to read, simplified and much briefer. We reviewed close to 3,000 web pages and of these, over 650 web pages have been updated and 137 deleted or merged.

Teachers talking.

Examples of the guidance we’ve reviewed and simplified include Enrolments, school property and facilities and Emergencies and Traumatic Incidents and Staying calm with a crying baby.

It would be great to hear from users of these guides - tell us how we’re doing – are we hitting the mark or is there more we could do to make this information easier to use?

Currently, our guidance documents are in various places on our website education.govt.nz – which we know isn’t ideal. We do have a plan to move them all to one place in a service portal, which is in the early stages of development. It will take time, but we are working as fast as we can to make access easier for you.

If you want to provide feedback to assist us as we continue reviewing our guidance documents, please contact your education advisor.

Analytics and feedback tell us that our most popular guidance between 1 January and 30 June 2021 were:

 

Web page views    Guidance
72,051 School deciles
19,557   Collective agreements
18,892     Te Whāriki
12,107  Students with learning support needs