Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA)
Part 1: General (Part 2: Reserved)
This part includes a description of who can be covered by this agreement and how long the agreement will be in force.
Part Two: Reserved (no content)
1.1 Name of the Agreement
The parties to this agreement shall be:
(a) The Secretary for Education acting under delegation from the State Services commissioner made pursuant to section 23 of the State Sector Act 1988 and acting in accordance with section 74(5) of the State Sector Act 1988; and
This agreement shall be binding on:
(a) Each employee who is employed by a board of trustees of a state or integrated school to teach in a school defined in 1.4 below and who is or becomes, a member of the association; and
(a) This agreement covers work undertaken in state and integrated schools by:
- Teachers in secondary (Year 9-13) schools and their subsidiary units; and
- Teachers in Year 7-13 schools and their subsidiary units; and
- Specialist secondary teachers of technology of classes at Years 7 and 8 in technology host schools or at schools or centres where the specialist secondary teacher is employed to predominantly teach technology classes at Years 7 and 8.
Note 1: The agreed intention of the parties is to not extend coverage beyond those teachers whom NZPPTA has traditionally covered, i.e. specialist secondary teachers of technology of Year 7 and 8 students (historically known as manual teachers).
Note 2: For the purposes of this clause “predominantly” shall mean 70% or more of the teacher’s weekly timetabled classroom teaching time.
Note 3: Should there be any question about the application cl. 1.4(a) and 1.8(g) and (h), the Secretary for Education will call a meeting of representatives of the Ministry of Education, the New Zealand School Trustees Association, the Post Primary Teachers Association and the New Zealand Educational Institute to consider and resolve the matter. Any of the above organisations may request such a meeting. The above organisations may consult with other organisations as they see fit.
- Teachers in composite (other than area) schools and special schools and units who teach Year 9 and above students; and
- Itinerant teachers of instrumental music employed by secondary schools; and
- Secondary teachers responsible for teaching and learning programmes for students years 9 and above, or across years 7-10 in Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (the Correspondence School), and/or support for those students. the responsibility may be in the development and/or delivery of these programmes or support.
(b) This agreement does not apply to principals.
(c) The Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement shall apply to those RTLB who are no longer covered by 1.4(a) of this collective agreement after 28 January 2012 (but who were covered by it as at 27 January 2012) and who accept employment in the new lead employing school, so long as they remain employed as an RTLB with that lead school employer, and remain a member of the Association.
1.5 Employees and Employers Bound Subsequent to Settlement
1.5.1 New employees whose work falls within the coverage clause of this agreement shall be advised of the existence of this collective agreement and be offered the opportunity to join the Association and thereby become bound by this agreement.
1.5.2 Employees whose work falls within the coverage clause of this agreement and who join the association during the currency of this agreement shall become bound by this agreement from the date on which they joined the Association.
1.6 Term of Agreement
The term of this agreement is for three years; effective from 28 October 2015 and it expires on 27 October 2018, except as provided for by section 53 of the Employment Relations Act 2000.
The parties agree that the terms and conditions of this agreement may be varied at any time by written agreement between the Association on behalf of its members bound by this agreement and the Secretary for Education acting under delegation from the State Services Commissioner made pursuant to section 23 of the State Sector Act 1988.
The following definitions apply unless the agreement specifies otherwise:
(a) "Advertised" means advertised in the Education Gazette.
(b) "Association" or "union" means the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association (PPTA).
(c) "Employer" means a board of trustees constituted pursuant to section 93 or section 95 of the Education Act 1989, or a commissioner where a commissioner has been appointed under Part 9 of the Education Act 1989 to act in place of a board of trustees, of a state or integrated school which employs teachers as described under 1.4(a) above.
It also means a new board of trustees of a school created by the establishment of a new state or integrated school, or by the amalgamation of two or more existing schools where either event occurs during the term of this agreement as described in 1.6 above.
Note: In relation to a dispute about the interpretation, application or operation of this agreement, the employer shall act, if the Secretary for Education acting under delegated authority from the State Services Commissioner so requires, together or in consultation with the Secretary for Education.
(d) "Employee" or "Teacher" means any person as defined by clause 1.4 of this agreement who is or who becomes bound by this agreement.
(i) "Trained Teacher" means any person as defined by clause 1.4 of this agreement who is or who becomes bound by this agreement and who holds a recognised teacher education qualification.
(ii) "Untrained Teacher" means any person as defined by caluse 1.4 of this agreement who is or who becomes bound by this agreement and who has not completed a recognised teacher education qualification.
(e) "Correspondence School" or "Te Kura" means the Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu.
(f) "Secondary school" means a year 9-13 (form 3-7) or a year 7-13 (form 1-7) school. This includes junior high schools and senior high schools.
(g) ‘Technology host school’ means a state or state-integrated school that has agreed, in a technology memorandum of understanding (or other agreement), to provide technology instruction for years 7 and 8 students of another state or state-integrated school(s).
(h) ‘Specialist secondary teacher of technology’ means a teacher:
- employed to teach technology courses which include a practical component to classes of years 7 and 8;
- who holds a specialist qualification or specialist practical experience; and
- who holds a secondary teaching qualification recognised by the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.
(i) “Communities of Schools” are also known as Communities of Learning. A Community of Schools or Learning is a group of schools approved to receive resourcing under the Investing in Educational Success initiative announced in 2014.
Part Two: Reserved
(no content on page)