Best Practice Guidance for Boards and Principals - New Remuneration System

Learn about the changes to school support staff remuneration that came into effect in 2015 and access associated resources.

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  • Boards
  • Principals and Tumuaki
  • Non-Teaching and Support Staff

A new remuneration system has been in place for school support staff since 29 June 2015.

About the changes

The new pay scale and associated changes were agreed as part of the 2014 settlement of the Support Staff in Schools’ Collective Agreement 2014-2016 (SSSCA).

The text of the SSSCA has also been reformatted to make it more user-friendly, as was also agreed as part of the same settlement.

Best practice guidance for boards of trustees and principals on these changes has been jointly prepared by NZEI Te Riu Roa, the New Zealand School Trustees Association, and the Ministry of Education.

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