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How does the most recent appraisal update affect me as a certificated teacher?

Right now, nothing about appraisal in legislation has changed.

However, it is timely to have another look at your organisation’s appraisal process to see if it has become overly compliance focused.

The issue or renewal of a practising certificate will be based on an endorsement made by the professional leader, based on the teacher’s participation in a system that includes:

  • an annual summary report that states whether or not the appraisee meets the Standards or Ngā Paerewa
    • the annual summary report is the only teacher documentation that is required for the purposes of the audit ERO undertakes on behalf of the Teaching Council. ERO will be aware of this.
  • that appraisees have been observed once annually and involved in two conversations ideally with an appraiser who is familiar with the day to day work of the teacher 
    • the Council has listened to the profession and accepts that one observation may suffice for fully certificated teachers.