Teacher supply

Teacher supply has been tightening in some areas, including Auckland, as well as in some subjects such as the sciences, technology, maths and Te Reo Māori.

In December 2017, the Government announced a $9.5 million boost to address immediate teacher supply pressures. Funding announced in Budget 2018 extends the provisions of that package.

The package aims to assist schools to address immediate teacher supply pressures by:

  • supporting more graduates into permanent teaching positions
  • supporting experienced teachers back into the profession
  • recruiting new graduates into teaching.

More information is available on the TeachNZ website.

Teacher supply — TeachNZ website (external link)

Voluntary Bonding Scheme — TeachNZ website (external link)

In addition to these initiatives, the Ministry's working alongside the profession to encourage young people to choose teaching as a career. We're developing a comprehensive, future-focused education workforce strategy in partnership with the sector.

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