We are the Government’s lead advisor on education. Our mission is to lift aspiration and raise educational achievement for every New Zealander. Achieving this means ensuring the education system:

• Enables every child, young person and student to succeed

• Maximises the contribution education makes to the New Zealand economy

We are stewards for that education system, making sure that it works for every learner, at every stage and, as a whole, delivering the outcomes New Zealand needs to remain competitive. This involves providing the right policies, systems, expertise, support, curriculum and infrastructure for every learner to achieve their potential. Our work is focused on activities that will help the education system flourish and enable everyone to succeed.