Our Relationship Management and Pathways team’s purpose is to further develop effective relationships and deliver stakeholder engagement strategies and activities to raise awareness of the Teaching Council’s role and functions. A key focus is to support the development of new pathways for Māori and others within the Teaching Council, and to work in collaboration with the profession and stakeholders to grow individual and collective teacher and leadership capability across the teaching profession.    

The team have been busy speaking with kaiako | teachers, tumuaki | principals, and ECE professional leaders across the motu, sharing the work of the Teaching Council, and seeking feedback to inform future Council initiatives.  

These visits have been a great opportunity to share what the Teaching Council does and answer key questions that the profession has about our work. Sessions have included korero about topics such as how Ngā Tikanga Matatika mō te Haepapa Ngāiotanga | the Code of Professional Responsibility links with the vision of Unteach Racism. Teachers have commented that they have appreciated the opportunity to unpack the commitments of Ngā Tikanga Matatika | Code and reflect on the trusted position they have in their communities as members of the teaching profession. One teacher spoke about how she can now recognise the value that she has as a teacher, and the importance of her role, not just for learners, but for society. 

Other areas the team have facilitated discussion around are the Induction and Mentoring Guidelines, professional boundaries, and the Professional Growth Cycle for kaiako | teachers, and for tumuaki | principals, and ECE professional leaders and how they can utilise the Educational Leadership Capability Framework to support their leadership development.  

These discussions have been interactive with a focus on how these resources relate to teachers’ practice in their setting.  

Recent engagements have included: 

  • Kindercare Learning Centres (Wellington)  
  • Ministry of Education Greater Wellington ECE 
  • Otago Secondary Schools Principals’ Association  
  • Central North Island Secondary Principals’ Association 
  • Waikato Montessori Education Centre 
  • Secondary Principals Association of New Zealand Exec  
  • Franklin Principals Association 
  • Ministry of Education Pacific Advisors 
  • Kidsfirst Kindergartens 

Scheduled future engagements include: 

  • SPANZ (Secondary Principal Association of New Zealand) Conference  
  • Independent Schools Heads Forum 
  • Marlborough Principals Association 
  • Northern Kāpiti Kahui Ako 
  • Canterbury Futures Network 
  • Nelson Principals Association 
  • North Harbour Principals Association 

If you would like to get in contact with the Relationship Management and Pathways team, please email us at events@teachingcouncil.nz we look forward to hearing from you.