Primary Teachers' Collective Agreement

This document provides the terms and conditions of employment for teachers in state and state integrated primary schools in New Zealand. 

The term of this collective agreement is 9 June 2016 to 8 June 2018.

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Schedule 2: Interim Framework of Professional Standards for DP and AP

Primary Teachers' Collective Agreement
Effective: 9 June 2016 to 8 June 2018

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  • Schedule 2 Interim Framework of Professional Standards for Deputy Principals and Assistant Principals – 1 February 1998
    • DimensionStandard
      Professional leadership
      • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of current approaches to effective teaching and learning
      • Provides professional leadership to staff within the delegated areas of responsibility
      • Makes constructive contributions to the work of the senior management team in a manner which supports effective school organisation and improved learning outcomes for students
      • Understands, and applies where appropriate, current practices for effective management from both within and beyond education
      • Supports the principal in the leadership and management of the school and deputises when required
      • Identifies and acts on opportunities for improving teaching and learning
      • Reflects on own performance assessment and demonstrates a commitment to own on-going learning in order to improve performance
      Policy and programme management
      • Initiates, plans and manages in association with the principal and other staff, policies and programmes which meet national requirements, are consistent with the school’s charter and strategic planning, and which reflect the school’s commitment to effective teaching and learning
      • Understands the implications of New Zealand’s changing cultural, social and economic context and ensures that these changes are reflected in the policies and programmes within the delegated areas of responsibility
      Staff management
      • Participates in the school’s performance management systems and makes recommendations to the principal on appropriate professional development opportunities for staff
      • Motivates and encourages staff to improve the quality of teaching and learning
      • Devolves responsibilities and delegates tasks when appropriate
      Relationship management
      • Fosters relationships between the school and the community
      • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing to a range of audiences
      • Provides information to the principal on areas of delegated responsibility in order to assist with effective day to day management and strategic planning in the school
      • Understands and operates within the limits of the delegated authorities and adopts a consultative approach with the principal and other staff on issues relating to school policy
      • Establishes and maintains good communication processes with staff, and between staff and members of the senior management team
      Financial and asset management
      • Effectively and efficiently uses available financial resources and assets, within delegated areas of authority, to support improved learning outcomes for students

      Note: Deputy Principals and Assistant Principals with teaching responsibilities will also need to meet the requirements of the Draft Interim Framework of Professional Standards for Teachers.