People and employment
Everything you need to know about becoming a teacher, returning to teaching and working as a principal, teacher, or non-teaching staff. This includes employment agreements, and details about pay, leave and personal development.
Become a teacher or return to teaching
Find information on how to become a teacher, return to teaching or find a teaching job. You'll also find information on registration, practising certificates and LATs, and information for teachers overseas who want to teach in New Zealand.
Principals and teachers
Employment information for principals and teachers of primary, secondary, area school, kindergarten, and Te Aho O Te Kura Pounamu early childhood teachers. Also information about police vetting, performance management and scholarships, awards and funding for people working in schools.
Employment information, including police vetting and performance management, for:
- support staff
- caretakers, cleaners and canteen staff
- Te Aho o te Kura Pounamu specialist and support staff
- special residential school non-teaching staff
- Kaiarahi i te Reo, therapists, ATSSD and special education assistants
- foreign language assistants, and
- adult and community education staff.
All collective agreements for:
- principals and teachers of primary, secondary, area schools and kindergartens
- Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu early childhood teachers
- adult and community education staff
- support staff
- caretakers, cleaners, and canteen staff
- Kaiarahi i te Reo, therapists, ATSSD special education assistants
- employees at special residential schools and specialists and support staff at Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu.
Also individual employment agreements, and special terms or conditions (concurrence).
Pay, leave and personal development
Information about pay, allowances, superannuation, non-teaching time, leave, professional development, surplus staffing and leaving your job.
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