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.
New police vetting timeframes
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. Read more about this here.
We would like to acknowledge the passing of Sean Henry Bennet-Ogden, who was a prominent leader in te ao Māori, the education sector and in the history of the Teaching Council Matatū Aotearoa.
Changes to the rules about how educators and agencies share children's personal information came into effect July 1. The changes introduce new rules about sharing information and collaborating to mitigate the risk of harm and address the effects of family violence. Read guidance to understand how to share children's personal information safely within the law and in the best interests of tamariki.
Check out new Tapasā resources, read the latest appraisal update and meet your new board members!
Teaching Today podcast 2019 episode 2: Nurturing Pacific culture and engaging with whānau and the community
Find out how the teachers at Toru Fetū Kindergarten in Porirua nurture strong language and cultural identity in their learners and have become the heart of the local community.
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.