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Stakeholder Survey Feedback

The feedback is in from our annual stakeholder survey. Thank you to everyone who took part. 

We are still analysing all the comments, but here are the headlines. 

You can click on the thumbnail below to watch the slideshow or  download the set as a pdf. 


How do our stakeholders engage with COMET?

The Top 4 ways are:

29% Talking Matters early oral language campaign 

22% Tamaki Makaurau Education Forum 

21%  Advocacy, including languages and submissions 

19% Youth Employability Programme: Licence to Work 


How valuable is COMET’s work?

Most rated COMET’s work as Very Valuable in all three areas - 51% for Identifying gaps and opportunities in Auckland’s education systems plus for Raising awareness of high priority gaps, and 43% for Challenging ideas about areas of inequity.


How valuable are COMET activities to your organisation? 

The top 4 Very Valuable activities are:

Data snapshots and infographics

Co-design and trialling innovations (e.g. Youth Employability Passport, Talking Matters)

Collaborative action by bringing together working groups (e.g. Tāmaki Makaurau Education Forum,  Learning Auckland)

Advocacy on key education and skills issues through submissions, the media, to local and central government) 

Overall, how valuable is COMET’s work in supporting education and skills throughout Auckland? 

Has collaborating with COMET or using our information led to changes to your work or your organisation’s work? If so, how? 

More than half said Yes, working with COMET has led to changes in the way they work.  

Here is a selection of their comments:

“Provided us with the connections to work with others in various sectors that we wouldn't have had the opportunity to do so otherwise. Students were more involved in the process and were engaged in our project.”

“The Network meetings have been very useful in the way we have challenged ourselves to try ideas … pleased to say that they have added a lot of positives in our relationships with our parents and whānau especially.”

“Raising my sights from local classroom issues up to the urgent need for nationwide policies and adequate funding for migrant teenagers' education in ESL across the whole curriculum”

“The snapshots have helped us refocus priority areas to work within Auckland”

“Enabling large groups of students to work on authentic and relevant STEAM projects as opposed to traditional contexts/methods for delivering curriculum content”

“Sharing data with our wider team to be better informed regarding their work in the education sector, especially concerning tamariki Māori.”


Where do COMET stakeholders work?

Our biggest group of stakeholders works across all of Auckland, followed by those focused on south Auckland. Quite a few work in central Auckland, which we didn’t include as a category this time due to an oversight. COMET also has a growing number of stakeholders outside Auckland, largely due to the expansion of our Youth Employability Programme. 


Once again, a big thank you to all our stakeholders who took part in the survey.  We appreciate your time and value your comments to help us to do better.