Latest appraisal update
An element in the recently ratified Accord between Government and teacher unions proposes removing performance appraisal as an accountability instrument. We’re excited about working with the profession on the potential this commitment offers, although for right now the appraisal process is business as usual. Read more.
Learning exchange with Australian educators
In late September, the Council hosted a group of Australian teachers and professional leaders as part of a learning exchange with Social Ventures Australia. Read more about the unforgetable experience.
Spring is the quintessential time for fresh starts and growth - and we've got a lot of hard mahi going on to refresh and make things better for teachers. Read about the great strides made in re-imagining appraisal, improving the regulatory framework for physical restraint and our new online services.
Vetting requests for teachers will now be processed in the standard 20 working days or more following the expiration of our expedited vetting service agreement with Police. We encourage you to please submit your application for renewal as soon as possible.
Hear the stories of two provisionally certificated early childhood teachers ready to leave the profession and why they chose to stay (spoiler alert: caring, supportive and effective mentoring).
The teaching profession is in a unique position as leaders and changemakers of society; we know you are committed to ensuring our tamariki and rangatahi are supported to feel, think, feel and behave in inclusive ways.
Teachers across the country have elected seven members of the new Council Board. The next step is for the Education Minister to appoint a further six members. The new Board will be in place on 1 July 2019.
The online renewal process is fast and efficient for teachers and leaders in early childhood education (ECE), primary and secondary schools.
The payment of fees by the Secretary of Education was agreed upon for the term of the Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement only. As such, fees for a practising certificate that expired after 31 October 2018 are payable by individual teachers.