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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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1.1 Name of the Agreement1.2 Parties1.3 Application1.4 Coverage1.5 Employees and Employers Bound Subsequent to Settlement 1.6 Term of Agreement1.7 Variations1.8 Definitions
3.1 Good Employer/Equal Employment Opportunities [see also s.77A State Sector Act 1988]3.2 Appointments3.2A Start of year3.3 Teacher Competence3.4 Teacher Conduct and Discipline3.5 Resolving Conflict in a Māori Context3.6 Nga Manu Korero3.6A Kapa Haka and Polyfest Relief Provisions3.7 Te Atākura Time Allowance3.8 Beginning Teacher Time Allowance3.8A Head of Department Beginning Teacher Time Allowance3.8B Specialist Classroom Teacher 3.8C Overseas Teacher Time Allowance3.8D Community of Schools-level Indication and Networking Programmes 3.9 Surplus Staffing and Merger Provisions3.10 Return from a Period of Childcare3.11 Termination of Appointment3.12 Medical Retirement3.13 Retirement Savings Scheme3.14 Savings3.15 Declaration Pursuant to Act3.16 Teacher-Led Innovation Fund
4.1 Salary Scales4.2 Application of Salaries4.3 Units4.3A Middle Management Allowances4.3B Senior Management Allowances4.4 Payment of Salaries – Short-Term Relievers4.5 Part-Time Teachers4.6 Effective Date of Salary Increases on Promotion4.7 Salary Protection4.8 Holiday Pay4.9 Service / Qualification Increment4.10 Careers Adviser Allowance4.11 Associate Teacher Allowance4.12 Staffing Incentive Allowance4.13 High Priority Teacher Supply Allowance4.14 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 Payments4.21 Cluster Manager Remuneration4.22 Allowances for Community of Schools Leadership Role4.23 Allowances for Community of Schools Teacher (across community) Role4.24 Allowances for Community of Schools Teacher (within school) Role
5.1 General5.1A Timetabling Policy5.2 Non-Contact Time5.3 Definitions5.4 Duties when Schools Are Not Open For Instruction5.5 Length of School Day5.6 Length of School Week5.7 Length of School Year5.8 Division of Year into Terms and Holidays5.9 Class size
6.1 Eligibility6.2 Sick Leave6.3 Parental Provisions6.4 Bereavement/Tangihanga Leave for Death in New Zealand or Overseas6.4 Nga Whakarite Tuku Tangihanga6.5 Leave for Family Reasons6.6 Special Leave (incl. sabbatical leave, study leave and study support grants)6.7 Refreshment Leave6.8 Other Forms of Leave6.9 Travelling Time for Leave Purposes6.10 Leave Records6.11 Leave Calculation Rules
7.1 Travelling Expenses7.2 Meal Allowance7.3 Field Allowance7.4 Use of Private Vehicles for Official Business7.5 Meetings and Courses7.6 Subscription to Professional Association7.7 Allowances for Relieving Teachers7.8 Consumables for Teachers’ Use7.9 Tea Allowance7.10 Miscellaneous Expenses
8.1 Eligibility8.2 Entitlement
9.1 Employment Relationship Problem Resolution Service 9.2 Personal Grievances9.3 Settlement of Personal Grievances9.4 Special Procedures When Sexual Harassment Alleged9.5 Disputes
10.1 Association Leave10.2 Right of Access10.3 Association Deductions10.4 Paid Union Meetings [s.26 Employment Relations Act 2000]10.5 Employment Relations Education Leave
11.1 General11.2 Hours of Work11.3 Procedures for Determining Surplus Staffing11.4 Off-Site Allowance11.5 Management Allowances
12.1 General12.2 Protective Clothing12.3 Safety Glasses12.4 Immunisation
Appendix A - Salary Credits for Calculating Equivalent ServiceAppendix B - Medical Retirement – Serious IllnessAppendix C - Removal ExpensesAppendix D - General Expenses, Allowances and ReimbursementsAppendix E - Leave CalculationAppendix F - Resource Teachers Learning and Behaviour (RTLB)Appendix G - Staffing MergersAppendix H - Surplus Staffing Procedures
Supplement One - Professional Standards for Secondary Teachers – Criteria for Quality Teaching
Terms of Settlement
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