What makes the Learning Auckland movement so special?
At the heart of Learning Auckland is a simple document called the Learning Auckland Accord, Whakakotahitanga Te Ara, which will link different community-based education initiatives, measure progress, and track what’s working well.
By tracking any successes and challenges, everyone can learn what’s working and what’s not, which means we can apply the most effective ideas and initiatives to other areas.
The Accord will link people and action together, and drive everyone towards the shared goal of enhancing educational achievement in Auckland. Collective action and commitment will see real changes occurring in our education landscape, and it’s something everyone can be involved with.
A group of kaitiaki leaders were responsible for designing and writing the Accord, and you can read more about this special group of people here. Together, the kaitiaki leaders group comprise a cross section of people with a stake in how learning can make a bigger difference to Auckland.
There are no limits on who can sign the Accord; it’s designed to be used by everyone with an interest in education and making sure that everyone is supported in learning and success, not just 80% of people.
Learning Auckland grew out of the Auckland Education Summit held in 2011.
180 leaders from Auckland’s education, social, political and commercial sectors got together and agreed to work collaboratively to make sure that all Aucklanders can achieve their potential though education, not just the 80% who are currently enjoying success in this area.
Auckland Council has recognised that learning is a key way for us to grow and make Auckland the world’s most liveable city. Part of that means putting children and young people first, and making learning and educational success a central part of life is at the heart of this commitment to our youngsters.
You can read the report from the Summit here