Practising cards delayed
The issues at our printing house are still ongoing. There will be further delays in dispatching your practising cards. We’ve asked our printers for an ETA on when the problems will be completely resolved and we’re awaiting their reply. When we know more we’ll update you here.
If your principal or centre manager needs to see some evidence of the currency of your practising certificate you can refer them to the Online Register which contains up to the minute information on your registration, practising certificate and any conditions attached. You can also show them the letter of approval posted to you directly from us when your application has been finalised.
Would you support using the initials ‘RT’ after a registered teacher’s name?
The Education Council is committed to lifting the status of the teaching profession. Teachers take a robust and determined path to be recognised as a quality member of the teaching profession, with a legal right to call themselves a teacher and use the initials 'RT' after their name. Would you support using the initials 'RT' after a registered teacher's name?
In the June email newsletter, find out about the Registration and Certification Policy Consultation Summary and more.
This week we are publishing a number of New Zealand Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal decisions that may be upsetting. There will be no doubt left in anyone's mind that these show examples of situations that should never have happened.
The payment of fees by the Secretary of Education was agreed upon for the term of the Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement only. As such, fees for a practising certificate that expires after 31 October 2018 are payable by individual teachers.
We received 191 submissions for the draft leadership strategy through the online survey, email or hard copy. Read the full consultation summary to find out what feedback we received on future focused leadership.
Feedback from teachers has been overwhelmingly positive for the Education Council’s “easy and convenient” online service to renew full practising certificates (EC30).
We are hosting professional learning programmes across the country in 2018 to implement the Standards for the Teaching Profession, Ngā Paerewa mō te Umanga Whakaakoranga and the Code of Professional Responsibility Ngā Tikanga Matatika.