Education and Training Amendment Bill (No 2) now law
The Education and Training Amendment Bill (No 2) passed into law on 31 July. It is now the Education and Training Amendment Act 2022 (No 38).
For schools, the Act’s requirements took effect from Monday 1 August.
Its main provisions:
- require that a police vet must be obtained for non-teaching and unregistered employees at schools before they commence employment
- strengthen and streamline Teaching Council disciplinary processes by raising the threshold for mandatory referral of complaints from the Complaints Assessment Committee (CAC) to the Disciplinary Tribunal, whilst retaining an existing requirement for the CAC to reach agreement with a teacher on sanction
- allow the Education Review Office to review professional learning and development services accessed by schools
- remove requirement for the Secretary of Education to review strategic plans under the new planning and reporting regulations. The regulations are under development and expected to come into force on 1 January 2024
- allow the assigning of national student numbers (NSNs) to students studying for NCEA overseas where New Zealand has arrangements for teaching and assessing NCEA standards, and for schools in those jurisdictions to be specified users of NSNs.
To read the detail on the act’s provisions visit: Education and Training Amendment Act 2022 – NZ Legislation(external link)
The Regulatory Impact Statements for the Bill
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