The National-led Government is committed to raising student achievement.  We want all our kids to have the skills they need to succeed. But we don’t want to create unnecessary angst for parents, which is why we’ve decided not to proceed with the changes to the teacher:student funding ratios announced as part of Budget 2012.

We remain firmly focused on raising student achievement and ensuring five out of five kids are succeeding. We continue to believe that investing in quality teaching and professional leadership is the best way to do this.  We’re still injecting an extra $512 million to help raise achievement in education over the next four years.

Over the coming weeks our Education Minister will work with education sector organisations to discuss quality issues and how to raise student achievement.