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Education Council’s Board Chair, Barbara Ala’alatoa appointed as a member of taskforce

Appointed by Education Minister Chris Hipkins, the Tomorrow’s Schools Review Independent Taskforce members will focus on the governance, management and administration in education.

Matatū: Should New Zealand recognise micro-credentials?

In the March email newsletter, find news about workshops, changes to TER funding, micro-credentials appraisal from NZQA, Teacher Registration and Certification Policy review, and much more.

What do I need to know about fees and my collective agreement?

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.

Statement from the Education Council Board: Fees decision delayed

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.

Teacher Education Refresh (TER) funding extended 

Funding for the Teacher Education Refresh programme has been extended. Approximately 280 additional teachers will now have access to the fully subsidised TER programme.

Fact Check: Overseas teachers are welcome but we need to get it right

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.

EC30 Online: Useful hints for principals

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.

Join us for workshops on Our Code, Our Standards

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.

Fact Check: Using force to correct behaviour

Recently, there have been comments in the media about cases where teachers have been disciplined for using force unreasonably and without justification.