Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2013-2015

This document provides the terms and conditions of employment for teachers of state and state-integrated secondary schools in New Zealand.

The term of this collective agreement is 16 January 2013 to 30 June 2015.

On 13 September 2013 the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association (PPTA) agreed to vary this document and the new wording has been incorporated into the website version and into the collective agreement download available on the right hand side of this page.

On 30 September 2014 the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association (PPTA) agreed to vary this document further to the Investing in Educational Success initiative. New wording has been incorporated into the website version and into the collective agreement download available on the right hand side of this page.

The terms of settlement for each variation is available to download below. Agreed guidelines for the appointment to the Community of Schools Teacher (within school) role, and for the appointment to the Community of Schools Teacher (across community) role is also available to download available on the right hand side of this page.

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Part One – General

1.1 Name of the Agreement
1.2 Parties
1.3 Application
1.4 Coverage
1.5 Employees and Employers Bound Subsequent to Settlement
1.6 Term of Agreement
1.7 Variations
1.8 Definitions

Part Two – Reserved

Part Three – Terms of Employment

3.1 Good Employer/Equal Employment Opportunities [see also s.77A State Sector Act 1988]
3.2 Appointments
3.2A Start of year
3.3 Teacher Competence
3.4 Teacher Conduct and Discipline
3.5 Resolving Conflict in a Māori Context
3.6 Nga Manu Korero
3.6A Kapa Haka and Polyfest Relief Provisions
3.7 Te Atākura Time Allowance
3.8 Beginning Teacher Time Allowance
3.8A Head of Department Beginning Teacher Time Allowance
3.8B Specialist Classroom Teacher
3.8C Overseas Teacher Time Allowance
3.8D Community of Schools-level Indication and Networking Programmes
3.9 Surplus Staffing and Merger Provisions
3.10 Return from a Period of Childcare
3.11 Termination of Appointment
3.12 Medical Retirement
3.13 Retirement Savings Scheme
3.14 Savings
3.15 Declaration Pursuant to Act
3.16 Teacher-Led Innovation Fund

Part Four – Remuneration

4.1 Salary Scales
4.2 Application of Salaries
4.3 Units
4.3A Middle Management Allowances
4.3B Senior Management Allowances
4.4 Payment of Salaries – Short-Term Relievers
4.5 Part-Time Teachers
4.6 Effective Date of Salary Increases on Promotion
4.7 Salary Protection
4.8 Holiday Pay
4.9 Service / Qualification Increment
4.10 Careers Adviser Allowance
4.11 Associate Teacher Allowance
4.12 Staffing Incentive Allowance
4.13 High Priority Teacher Supply Allowance
4.14 Bus Controller’s Allowance
4.15 Acting Principal
4.16 Acting in a Higher Position Other Than Principal
4.17 Compassionate Grant
4.18 Māori Immersion Teacher Allowance
4.19 Special Duties Increment Allowance
4.20 Leadership Payments
4.21 Cluster Manager Remuneration
4.22 Allowances for Community of Schools Leadership Role
4.23 Allowances for Community of Schools Teacher (across community) Role
4.24 Allowances for Community of Schools Teacher (within school) Role

Part Five – Hours of Work

5.1 General
5.1A Timetabling Policy
5.2 Non-Contact Time
5.3 Definitions
5.4 Duties when Schools Are Not Open For Instruction
5.5 Length of School Day
5.6 Length of School Week
5.7 Length of School Year
5.8 Division of Year into Terms and Holidays
5.9 Class size

Part Six – Leave

6.1 Eligibility
6.2 Sick Leave
6.3 Parental Provisions
6.4 Bereavement/Tangihanga Leave for Death in New Zealand or Overseas
6.4 Nga Whakarite Tuku Tangihanga
6.5 Leave for Family Reasons
6.6 Special Leave (incl. sabbatical leave, study leave and study support grants)
6.7 Refreshment Leave
6.8 Other Forms of Leave
6.9 Travelling Time for Leave Purposes
6.10 Leave Records
6.11 Leave Calculation Rules

Part Seven – Travelling Allowances, Reimbursement and Expenses

7.1 Travelling Expenses
7.2 Meal Allowance
7.3 Field Allowance
7.4 Use of Private Vehicles for Official Business
7.5 Meetings and Courses
7.6 Subscription to Professional Association
7.7 Allowances for Relieving Teachers
7.8 Consumables for Teachers’ Use
7.9 Tea Allowance
7.10 Miscellaneous Expenses

Part Eight – Removal Expenses

8.1 Eligibility
8.2 Entitlement

Part Nine – Employment Relationship Problem Resolution Provisions

9.1 Employment Relationship Problem Resolution Service
9.2 Personal Grievances
9.3 Settlement of Personal Grievances
9.4 Special Procedures When Sexual Harassment Alleged
9.5 Disputes

Part Ten – Association Matters

10.1 Association Leave
10.2 Right of Access
10.3 Association Deductions
10.4 Paid Union Meetings [s.26 Employment Relations Act 2000]
10.5 Employment Relations Education Leave

Part Eleven – Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (The Correspondence School)

11.1 General
11.2 Hours of Work
11.3 Procedures for Determining Surplus Staffing
11.4 Off-Site Allowance
11.5 Management Allowances

Part Twelve – Health and Safety

12.1 General
12.2 Protective Clothing
12.3 Safety Glasses
12.4 Immunisation

Appendix A - Salary Credits for Calculating Equivalent Service
Appendix B - Medical Retirement – Serious Illness
Appendix C - Removal Expenses
Appendix D - General Expenses, Allowances and Reimbursements
Appendix E - Leave Calculation
Appendix F - Resource Teachers Learning and Behaviour (RTLB)
Appendix G - Staffing Mergers
Appendix H - Surplus Staffing Procedures

Supplement One - Professional Standards for Secondary Teachers – Criteria for Quality Teaching

Terms of Settlement