How to use Pourato
A short introductory video covering key features is available on vimeo
Key points for schools and kura
Pourato and the Education Resourcing System (ERS)
Pourato will be used alongside the existing ERS application, which may still be used to request Additional Relief Teacher Funding (ARTF) and to pay Jury Service. You will continue to receive email notifications when payments have been made from both ERS and Pourato.
Secure Data Portal (SDP)
You will continue to access SDP for 2022 related resourcing information. There will be no further notices for 2023 published on the SDP.
An email notification will prompt you to check Pourato when a change happens in Pourato. The notification is sent to the school or kura email address set up in the Ministry FIRST system. This is sent to the same email address as to where ERS notifications are received.
An option to view a te reo Māori version of Pourato is in development and will be added in 2023. The training and learning opportunities offered on the Education Learning Management System will soon be expanded to include multi language support.
Where can I see if a payment has been made?
Payments can be viewed on the funding summary tab in Pourato. An email notification will be sent to your school email to notify you when a payment has been made.
Will my school/kura accountant have access to Pourato?
If an accountant or another external provider, on behalf of a school or kura has access to the Secure Data Portal then they will have access to Pourato from 15 November 2022.
If an external provider does not have access currently, but wishes to have access to Pourato, the school Delegated Authoriser would need to invite them to setup an ESL account (if they don't already have one) and give them the appropriate role. As required by the ESL terms and conditions, no one is allowed to share their login details with anyone else.
Information about resource funding and entitlements
The resourcing page on the Ministry of Education website has information on how resourcing is calculated.
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