Across the country, teachers report that there are more children with high learning needs and the resources and funding to help these children are over-stretched. Education professionals talk here about how they deliver the curriculum to children with learning needs.
Janice Jones, deputy principal at Karori West Normal School, says the most important thing about being a truly inclusive school, in which every child thrives, is that the whole school is in the waka together.
Te Whāriki is being used more in the first years of school with positive results and schools forming networks to implement ideas. Some early childhood teachers are moving to primary to take advantage of the change.