Itinerant Teachers of Music
The ITM role in schools is vulnerable because these teachers are generally part-time, often teaching across a number of schools, and non-permanent.
These guidelines have been prepared by PPTA Te Wehengarua to assist Itinerant Teachers of Music (ITMs) and schools to work their way through a range of issues:
•Gaining and maintaining full registration as a teacher
•Gaining a Limited Authority to Teach
•Appraisal and attestation
•Employment, e.g. advertising, letters of appointment, collective agreement coverage, etc.
(Revised edition May 2017. There is only a slight change in this edition - in the section on Limited Authority to Teach. These guidelines will be revised when the Practising Teacher Criteria are finalised).
The guidelines were developed by a group consisting of ITMs, Music HODs, school leaders and PPTA staff. The registration aspects have been checked by the Education Council for accuracy.