A council for teachers

Creating a Teaching Council we can trust

Teachers understand the need to have a registration body that ensures the profession retains its high standards. 

They need their council to be cost effective and they need to trust that it will work for teachers, not against them.

A few small changes to the wording of the law will allow for a new Teaching Council that meets our needs.

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The new council

To work well, it's got to be simple.

A new Teaching Council will administer teacher registration and oversee teacher competency proceedings in order to keep professional standards high - nothing more, nothing less.

Its board will reflect the education sector and its staff salaries linked to teaching salaries.

Conduct and competency proceedings will be streamlined and re-certification automatic, in order to achieve a cost effective and efficient council.

All it will take to make that a reality is a few amendments to the law. Together we can make that happen.

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How we get it

Our best chance of success is to use the momentum of the 2020 General Election.

We need to convince all political parties to commit to changing the form and function of the teaching council in the first 100 days of government.

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You can help

What’s your view? Should The Ministry of Education or Boards of Trustees pay for teachers’ registration fees? Vote here!

Write a letter to your local MP and candidates

Take action on social media with this "My Teaching Council will..."poster

Lobby your local MPs (list and electorate)

Organise a "meet the candidates" event

More detail about the new Teaching Council model

Last modified on Tuesday, 11 August 2020 12:26