Whether you are returning to teaching or need to do a RTPP because you haven’t had enough teaching service to meet satisfactory recent teaching requirements, you bring valuable learning as an experienced teacher.

After five years or more of not being able to meet satisfactory recent teaching requirements, your teaching knowledge and practice may not be current in all areas.

In these circumstances, the Council requires teachers to identify their professional learning needs and actively take steps to upskill in those areas to ensure they can meet the requirement to use and meet the Standards | Ngā Paerewa.  

A Return to Practice Plan (RTPP) is designed for you to complete a self-assessment of your learning needs and to identify the professional development you intend to undertake in the first 12 months of your return to teaching.  

If you continue to renew your practising certificate using a RTPP, you may need to complete a TER programme.

When you submit your application for renewal, a registration officer will contact you to advise if you need to complete a Return to Practice Plan.