16 Jan 2024

Principals' Federation president says charter schools lacked oversight

From Morning Report, 8:42 am on 16 January 2024

Documents obtained by RNZ from the Ministry of Education have revealed major gaps in the monitoring of charter schools between 2013 and 2018, some of which the government of the day declined to address.

The gaps included student achievement, finances, property and even whether the schools were attracting the priority learners they were intended to serve.

The details come from "close out" reports completed in 2019.

President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation Leanne Otene spoke to Charlotte Cook.