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The role of the board is to prioritise the available resources to ensure that students attend school, are engaged with their learning, and are achieving to their full potential.
Boards are responsible for ensuring that their school is giving effect to the New Zealand Curriculum or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, the National Education Goals and the National Administration Guidelines. This includes ensuring the school provides appropriate career education and guidance for all students in year 7 and above.
From time to time, it is inevitable that some students, for one reason or another, will step outside of your school's expectations of student behaviour and it can sometimes be a challenge to find the most beneficial way of working with them.
The management of student behaviour is usually handled by teachers, senior staff or the school principal at the time of occurrence. However, the most serious incidents are sometimes addressed by either a formal stand-down or a suspension.
In the event of a traumatic incident involving a student at school the Ministry of Education is available to work closely with the school to manage the incident and to reduce any possibility of further harm to others by assisting the school to continue its day-to-day operations.
For support and advice when faced with a crisis or traumatic incident at your school, contact the Ministry's Traumatic Incident Team - 0800 848 326
Information about cost-effective and extensive insurance coverage for your school is available through the Liability Programme or by calling 0800 293 031
Content last updated: 6 June 2013
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