Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour Service

This guidance provides information about the role of Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour.

Level of compliance Main audience Other


  • Boards
  • Principals and tumuaki
  • Teachers and kaiako
  • Learning support coordinators and SENCOs
  • RTLB
  • Parents, caregivers and whānau

If their services are needed, RTLB can assist students’ wellbeing and learning by supporting their teachers. RTLB help teachers, schools, kura and Kāhui Ako to develop inclusive classroom environments that enhance students’ learning, participation and wellbeing.

Who are RTLB?

The Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) Service are available to work alongside schools and kura to provide learning support when it is needed. They are specialist, itinerant kaiako or teachers who work across a number of schools and kura. 

RTLB work with education providers and other agencies and service providers to identify local needs and resources, and plan support based on the evidence of what works, to best support children and young people to learn.

Support includes system wide, targeted or individual support so that children and young people with learning support needs, including disabilities are welcome and where their achievement, progress, wellbeing and participation is valued.

Talk to your school about whether a request for support is right for your child.

More information


Resource teacher: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) Learning Support Funding

RTLB employment conditions

Pay scales for teachers, and the allowances, benefits and other entitlements are covered in employment agreements. 

Employment agreements

Professional practice

Resource Teacher: Learning and Behaviour online - TKI website(external link)

Find an RTLB service - TKI website(external link)


Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour and Social Workers in schools

Study awards 

Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour Study Award

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