Professional leaders: register for zoom webinars
In the next few days principals, professional leaders in ECE and tumuaki can expect to receive information through your networks about the removal of appraisal. We want you to receive this before we email all teachers so that you have time to read it and consider what it means in your setting or to ask us questions.
If you do not receive this please email us and we will get it to you.
If you would like to join us for a zoom webinar to talk about it and ask questions, you can register here. Once you have registered through Eventbrite you will receive a Zoom link from the Council.
Hapori Matatū will be available for new graduates, overseas teachers, day to day relievers and those returning to teaching next week.
On Tuesday 11 August, the above groups of teachers will be able to log into Hapori Matatū and complete their applications online. To ensure the platform can be available for our new and overseas teachers and those not currently teaching, Hapori Matatū will not be available on Monday 10 August. As soon as the updates are completed, Hapori Matatū will be back online. Our new FAQs will be available on the website on Monday 10 August, and the user guide will be available later next week. A heads up that online Limited Authority to Teach (LAT) applications will also be available later this month.
The Council is now able to receive applications for an 'ECE or Primary Endorsement'.
Overseas teachers registered and certificated prior to mid-August 2018 through our discretionary pathway can apply to be considered for an ECE or Primary endorsement. The endorsement means they will be considered to have a recognised qualification by the Ministry of Education for funding and regulatory purposes in ECE services.
Thank you to teachers and leaders
Changes to the physical restraint in schools framework
The Education and Training Bill has received Royal Assent. This Bill directly impacts you as a teacher. We want to alert you to the changes to when a teacher can use physical restraint.
After careful analysis of the feedback we received from the fee consultation, the Teaching Council Governing Board has decided to increase fees to $157 per annum. However, it is deferring the change to February 2021 when it will also begin moving to annual teacher certification.
We are mindful of the need to reduce workload for teachers and professional leaders applying annually for certification. Work is already underway to streamline appraisal and endorsement processes and the launch of Hapori Matatū | Online Community, the new online system will simplify and expedite the process for applying for certification. Police vetting will continue to be undertaken every three years. We will work with the sector on a fit for purpose approach to reduce workload. Please click here to read more.
A Royal Commission of inquiry is looking into what happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in State and faith-based care in Aoteoroa New Zealand between the years 1950-99. Although they are not limited to that timeframe. As part of this inquiry, allegations may be made against teachers.
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.