Our Aspirations


Improved opportunities and outcomes for students


  • Educators empowered to strengthen and improve their practice through engagement with and in research, and innovative practice development
  • New roles and responsibilities for teachers in driving innovation and new knowledge creation
  • Educators roles and responsibilities extend beyond their individual schools, to contribute to the educational success of students across New Zealand


  • New forms of research practice partnerships, which see researchers working collaboratively with practitioners around core problems of practice to test, validate and disseminate effective practice
  • New infrastructure and incentives for disseminating research findings in usable and actionable forms to practitioners


  • Research-informed policy development to support improvement and transformation across the education system


  • Funders able to access high quality information about promising partnerships, projects, and ideas to fund and support