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Here we explain how we are governed and work.

Governing Board

Currently, our board comprises 13 members. Seven members are elected by the profession (a teacher and a professional leader from the ECE sector, a teacher and a principal from the primary sector, a teacher and a principal from the secondary sector, and a registered teacher from the initial teacher education or continuing teacher education sector) and six are appointed by the Minister of Education. Board members are responsible for ensuring our legislative functions are carried out effectively and efficiently and in the interests of the profession and the public. Our Council is supported by various committees and disciplinary bodies.  

Meet your Board members

The inaugural election was held in March 2019 and the new Board took office on 1 July 2019.

 Visit the Teaching Council Board Elections page for more information or click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

The organisation

Our governing board is supported by an organisation of about 100 employees led by a chief executive, working to implement our functions and strategic direction across five main areas: customer service, professional services, registration, professional responsibility, and council services and operations.


Advisory groups

A number of reference groups, steering committees and working parties also help to ensure the Council’s professional projects are aligned with the aspirations of the sector and with work carried out by key education agencies. Two advisory groups meet regularly to advise the Council on issues affecting teaching in early childhood education and in Māori-medium education.

We are currently calling for expressions of interest for each of our Advisory Groups. Please use the link below for more information. 

About the Māori Medium Advisory Group
About the Early Childhood Education Advisory Group