About us

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The Teaching Council | Matatū Aotearoa is the professional body representing teachers in early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling.

What we do

We ensure quality teaching and high standards by registering teachers, setting and maintaining professional standards and ensuring teachers are competent and fit to practice.

News and Advocacy

See the latest on what we have been doing to speak up and out for teachers on important issues and use their expert opinion to positively influence the education system.

Meet the Governing Council

The Teaching Council is governed by a Council made up of 13 Councillors: seven Councillors are elected by teachers and six are appointed by government.


Find the Council's published documents including annual reports, strategic plans and briefings to the incoming Minister of Education.

Working here

We are always interested to welcome motivated and skilled individuals keen to make a difference for more than 100,000 teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Meet the Leadership Team

Our governing board is supported by an organisation of about 100 employees led by a chief executive and leadership team.

Proactive release of information

The Teaching Council is proactively releasing information to assist the profession and public to understand decisions and the decision-making process.