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Information on the employment of teachers, principals and support staff in New Zealand state and integrated schools and kura. For employees, boards of trustees as employers, and staff who manage employment in their school or kura.
Information on your responsibilities and guidelines to best employment practice for boards of trustees as employers and staff who manage employment in schools and kura.
This section is for teachers and principals from primary, secondary and area schools including adult and community education tutors.
A collection of research, reviews and statistics about the education workforce. This includes reports of work arising as an outcome of the collective bargaining process.
This section is for staff such as teacher aides, administrators, librarians, caretakers, groundstaff, and kaiarahi i te reo.
The Support Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement and the Kaiarahi i te Reo, Therapists', ATSSD and Special Education Assistants' Collective Agreement were both settled in June 2014. Read more about the settlements in Circular 2014/39.
You can view and download thecollective agreements here
and you can access the promulgated individual employment agreements here.
All schools have been emailed a circular about the revised provisions for concurrence to additional payments and benefits for principals.
The revised provisions enable concurrence over periods of up to three years and give boards the ability to approve sensitive expenditure in some circumstances. The new provisions apply to applications for the 2014 year onwards.
Read more in Circular 2013/27.
The Ministry of Education negotiates the terms and conditions of employment for the Kindergarten Teachers', Head Teachers' and Senior Teachers' Collective Agreement (KTCA)
Further information about early childhood staffing can be found on ECE Lead
Content last updated: 20 August 2014
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