Professional Practice

Mahi ngaiotanga

Teachers have a professional obligation to develop professional relationships with a diverse range of learners and whānau and maintain and raise professional standards.

Our Code, Our Standards

The Code sets out the high standards for ethical behaviour that are expected of every teacher; the Standards describe the expectations of effective teaching practice.

Leadership Strategy

Every teacher, regardless of their role or setting, should have the opportunity to develop their own leadership capability.

Professional Growth Cycle

A Professional Growth Cycle focuses on how teachers use and meet Our Code, Our Standards | Ngā Tikanga Matatika, Ngā Paerewa in their everyday practice.

ITE providers

These pages are for teacher education providers to help them meet specific requirements for programme approval.

Competence concerns

We are committed to ensuring teachers meet the highest standard of quality for the success of children and young people.

Conduct concerns

We are committed to ensuring teachers meet the highest standard of professionalism for the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

Problems affecting ability to teach

A health issue or other problem could affect the teacher’s ability to teach or their conduct. The Impairment Committee will assess how serious and what help is needed.