Draft leadership strategy for every teacher
After over a year of consultation with the profession, we’re pleased to share the draft leadership strategy for the teaching profession. This is your leadership strategy and we need to hear from you! Send us your feedback by 30 March 2018. Visit our leadership strategy page for more information...
What does it take to be a part of the teaching profession?
It’s time for a review of the Council’s Registration, Certification and Limited Authority to Teach policy. That might not sound very exciting, but this policy is about what it takes to be a member of the teaching profession in New Zealand. Review the key changes and let us know what you think.
Some collective agreement terms come to an end this year. If your collective agreement has expired it will mean that you’ll need to pay the fee to be issued or renew your practising certificate.
As you know, we consulted last year with teachers on proposed changes to fees. The level of engagement was impressive, with more than 10,000 responses received from the sector. These were fully considered by the Education Council Board, over several meetings.
In our February email newsletter, find news about our registration and certification policy review, a new video about your leadership strategy, and a chance to make a difference to the profession.
The Education Council is creating a new user-friendly and teacher-focused online platform for the teaching profession.
Recent media stories about teacher numbers and registration requirements have suggested that the Education Council application process for teacher registration involves unnecessary bureaucracy and is a box-ticking exercise which leads to lengthy delays in processing applications.
The EC30 Online renewal process is live! Teachers in schools can now put together and submit their application for a practising certificate online. This new online process comes with a new endorsement process for principals.
We'll be hosting professional learning programmes across the country in 2018 to support you to implement the Standards for the Teaching Profession Ngā Paerewa mō te Umanga Whakaakoranga and Code of Professional Responsibility Ngā Tikanga Matatika.
Recently, there have been comments in the media about cases where teachers have been disciplined for using force unreasonably and without justification.