Our council comprises nine members appointed by the Minister of Education. At least five come from nominations and at least five must be registered teachers with a current practising certificate. Council members are responsible for ensuring our legislative functions are carried out effectively and efficiently and in the interests of the profession and public. Our Council is supported by various committees and disciplinary bodies.
Our governing council is supported by an organisation of about 100 employees led by a chief executive, working to implement our functions and strategic direction across five main areas: customer service, professional services, registration, teacher practice, and council services and operations.
A number of reference groups, steering committees and working parties also help to ensure the Council’s professional projects are aligned with the aspirations of the sector and with work carried out by key education agencies. Two advisory groups meet regularly to advise the Council on issues affecting teaching in early childhood education and in Māori-medium education.