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.

Meet the Governing Council

The Council is governed by a 13-member board: seven members are elected by teachers and six are appointed by government.


Find the Council's published documents including annual reports, strategic plans and information requests.

Working here

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