Province Releases Framework For A Provincial Education Plan 2020-2030
Today, Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant released a framework that will be used to create an action plan for how Saskatchewan students are educated from 2020 to 2030. The framework was developed with input from all education sector partners.
“After a year-long engagement process that involved contributions from thousands of Saskatchewan residents including students, parents, teachers, education stakeholders, Indigenous leaders and the business community, we’re very pleased to roll out the priorities they have identified for Saskatchewan classrooms over the next decade,” Wyant said. “The framework’s foundation is based on having every Saskatchewan student feel they are learning what they need for their future, that they belong, can be themselves, and that they are valued, safe and supported.”
The following organizations participated in the co-construction of the Framework for a Provincial Education Plan 2020-2030:
- Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations;
- Gabriel Dumont Institute;
- League of Educational Administrators, Directors and Superintendents;
- Métis-Nation Saskatchewan;
- Ministry of Education;
- Office of the Treaty Commissioner;
- Saskatchewan Association of School Business Officials;
- Saskatchewan School Boards Association, and
- Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation.
These partners came together to begin working on the framework in May 2018 with the intent to have the new plan in place after the Education Sector Strategic Plan wraps up in June 2020.
The four priorities within the framework are:
- Inclusive, safe and welcoming learning environment;
- Ensuring students have the skills and knowledge for their future;
- Forming connections and relationships; and
- Supporting mental health and well-being.
Education partners will now use these priorities to guide the building of a provincial action plan to ensure the priorities are achieved within Saskatchewan’s Prekindergarten to Grade 12 school system. In addition, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation’s recently announced Education Re-Imagined: 12 Actions for Education will be integrated into the action plan as many of its findings reflect similar priorities for education within the next decade.
The formation of an Education Council will provide leadership and oversight to the development and implementation of the plan. The Education Council membership will involve the education partners who co-constructed the framework. The plan will be put into action by directors of education in provincial school divisions and interested First Nation and Métis education organizations, as well as Ministry of Education staff.
The Framework for a Provincial Education Plan 2020-2030 can be viewed on https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/public-consultations/past-consultations/provincial-education-plan.