Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA)

Attachment B – Terms of Reference: Secondary Teacher Supply Working Group Functions

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The working group will:

Identify the factors influencing secondary teacher supply

Identify the work currently being undertaken on secondary teacher supply

Consider secondary teacher supply currently and over the medium term

Consider recruitment and retention pressures for teachers who are:

Full time classroom teachers

Part time classroom teachers

Middle management teachers

Senior management teachers

Representative of minority populations

Teachers of different subject specialisms

Teachers in small and in rural schools

Teachers in low decile schools

Teachers in Māori Medium schools.

To provide advice to the Minister of Education on the above matters and on the range of responses which are available to address any issues which may be identified


Graham Stoop and Angela Roberts will co-chair the Secondary Teacher Supply Group, which will be composed of:

3 representatives from the Ministry of Education,
3 representatives from NZPPTA,

3 representatives of employers (principals or board members); including one representing Māori

Medium schools, one member from NZSTA, or one board member nominated by NZSTA and one principal jointly nominated by SPC and SPANZ.

1 representative from the Education Council

NZPPTA and the Ministry will provide a joint secretariat for the group. The group may from time to time invite representatives of other organisations to assist them by the provision of information relevant to the work of the group.


The group will convene before 28th February 2016 and will complete its final report to the Minister for Education by 30th June 2016.

The group will meet bimonthly.

The group may call any technical meetings required between the Ministry of Education and NZPPTA representatives between meetings to progress work between the monthly meetings.

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