Boards and Legislation
The responsibilities and activities of Boards of Trustees are governed by a range of legislation
Boards and Legislations
Education Act 1989
Education Act 1989 (external link) (see Part 9 and Schedule 6)
Amendments to the Education Act affecting Boards of Trustees
In 2018, changes were made to the Education Act 1989 and the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017.
See Education Amendment Act 2018 (external link)
In 2017, changes were made to the Education Act 1989, which resulted in the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017.
Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 – Schedule 2 - Updates to Schedule 6 – Boards of Trustees (external link)
Children’s Act 2014 (external link) (Previously Vulnerable Children's Act 2014)
Support for Boards of Trustees
Supporting Boards of Trustees in their school governance and management role helps them to help their students to learn and achieve.
The New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA)
NZSTA is contracted by us to support Boards of Trustees in the undertaking of their roles and responsibilities. NZSTA provides practical support, advice, resources and professional development opportunities to help Boards govern and manage their schools.
For more on the support available for Boards of Trustees, visit NZSTA (external link)
For more on becoming a trustee and Board elections, visit NZSTA’s School Trustee Elections site (external link)
NZSTA and ERO have produced useful guidance for Boards:
Tools for Schools
You’ll also find our resources for Boards of Trustees at Tools for schools – templates, guidance and forms to help schools with their day-to-day running of school network processes and procedures.
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