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Funding endorsement for overseas-trained ECE teachers

The Council is now able to receive applications for an 'ECE or Primary Endorsement'.

Overseas teachers registered and certificated prior to mid-August 2018 through our discretionary pathway can apply to be considered for an ECE or Primary endorsement. The endorsement means they will be considered to have recognised qualification by the Ministry of Education for funding and regulatory purposes in ECE services.  

Thank you to teachers and leaders

Changes to the physical restraint in schools framework 

The Education and Training Bill has received Royal Assent. This Bill directly impacts you as a teacher. We want to alert you to the changes to when a teacher can use physical restraint.  

Enhanced Induction and Mentoring Programme

The Teaching Council and the Ministry of Education are pleased to share that a contract has been signed with Auckland University to deliver the enhanced induction and mentoring programme. The government-funded programme is open for applications from eligible beginning teachers nationwide. Read our FAQS about the enhanced Induction and Mentoring Programme here.

Teaching Council fees announcement

After careful analysis of the feedback we received from the fee consultation, the Teaching Council Governing Board has decided to increase fees to $157 per annum. However, it is deferring the change to February 2021 when it will also begin moving to annual teacher certification.

We are mindful of the need to reduce workload for teachers and professional leaders applying annually for certification. Work is already underway to streamline appraisal and endorsement processes and the launch of Hapori Matatū | Online Community, the new online system will simplify and expedite the process for applying for certification. Police vetting will continue to be undertaken every three years. We will work with the sector on a fit for purpose approach to reduce workload. Please click here to read more.

Historic Abuse Allegations Against Teachers

A Royal Commission of inquiry is looking into what happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in State and faith-based care in Aoteoroa New Zealand between the years 1950-99. Although they are not limited to that timeframe. As part of this inquiry, allegations may be made against teachers. 

Hear the stories of two provisionally certificated early childhood teachers ready to leave the profession and why they chose to stay (spoiler alert: caring, supportive and effective mentoring).

Give Nothing to Racism - resources for our teachers

The teaching profession is in a unique position as leaders and changemakers of society; we know you are committed to ensuring our tamariki and rangatahi are supported to feel, think, feel and behave in inclusive ways.