Members Guide series

This series of pamphlets includes advice and guidance covering the following topics: Beginning teachers;
Employment relations problems/Personal grievances;
Guidance for teachers in their relationships with students;
Guidance for teachers working with Māori students;
Introducing Te Huarahi Māori Motuhake;
Making schools safe for people of every sexuality;
Meeting procedure;
Overseas teachers;
Parental leave;
Part-time teachers;
Sick leave;
Teacher competence;
Teacher conduct and discipline;
Teachers' salary guide: Area schools;
The staff representative on the board of trustees.

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Teacher conduct and discipline Teacher conduct and discipline

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(February 2009)   Procedures to deal with serious complaints are set out in the
Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement (STCA) 3.4 and the Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA) 2.4.   STCA 3.4.5 and ASTCA 2.4.7 list matters which may warrant disciplinary action. It is important to assess each case on its own merits. The collective agreements give examples of matters which may warrant disciplinary action. The list of examples is indicative only, and is based on those formerly defined in section 158 of the Education Act 1964 and are as follows.     (Members guide to the STCA & ASTCA 2007-2010 series)    (NB pagination reads 1-7, 9 blank pages have been removed)

Teacher competence Teacher competence

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(2011)    This pamphlet is a guide to the operation of the procedures outlined under 3.3 of the Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement [STCA] and 2.3 of the Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement [ASTCA].
The clause applies both to base scale teachers and to holders of units. Part 10A of the Education Act 1999, and such criteria for teacher registration as may be issued from time to time by the Teachers Council, also apply. The Teachers Council (Competence) Rules 2004 may be downloaded from www.teacherscouncil.govt.nz.
There is also an alternative process "Resolving conflict in a Māori context" [3.5 STCA, 2.5 ASTCA]. See further explanation at the end of this pamphlet.

Staff representative on the Board of Trustees Staff representative on the Board of Trustees

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(February 2009)  The staff representative on the board ...
represents the staff, represents the board, knows the school, is a board member.  The role of the board staff representative can be a difficult one at times because conflicts of interest may arise, owing to the unique nature of the role. The staff representative is both an employee of the board and a member of the employing body. The staff representative who is a PPTA member is encouraged to seek advice from a field officer when such issues arise. (Members guide series)

Sick leave Sick leave

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(February 2009)   Sick leave is the most widely used of all the leave provisions. It looks simple but has some complexities. There are three essential elements to sick leave. They include:  
the service that generates the sick leave; 
the entitlement that fl ows from the length of service; and 
the amount of sick leave used and the balance remaining.   (Members guide to the STCA & ASTCA 2007-2010 series)  (NB pagination reads 1-7, 9 as blank pages have been removed)

Overseas teachers Overseas teachers

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(February 2009)    Brief advice for overseas teachers (see also the Immigrant teachers handbook   (http://www.ppta.org.nz/index.php/resources/publications/doc_download/55-immigrant-teachers-handbook)  (Members guide series)