Establishing teachers’ committee

Would you like to be a member of PPTA’s Establishing teachers’ committee (ETC)? Executive is seeking expressions of interest from a member who would like to fill a vacancy that has occurred on the ETC. This is a two year term.

What does the committee do?

The ETC was established to provide a voice for early career teachers. It meets about twice a year for a full day meeting, and at other times in conjunction with PPTA events such as Annual Conference and the Issues and Organising seminar.
The ETC:

  • Provides advice to the Executive, to branches and to members on issues for early career teachers
  • Works politically to influence policy and practice on issues for early career teachers
  • Liaises with other organisations  to advance the union’s agenda
  • Reports regularly to Annual Conference on its work
  • Organise the biennial NETs conference

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What do I need to do to be an ETC representative?

  • Be a PPTA member,
  • in your first 10 years of teaching,
  • able to get release from your school to attend meetings of the ETC, and
  • have shown an interest in the work of the ETC, e.g. by being a member of the NETs network, being a regional NETs rep, doing work on NETs issues in your school, etc.

The PPTA president and general secretary have been delegated by the executive the task of assessing the self-nomination forms and selecting the person who can make the best contribution to the work of the committee.

Express an interest

Members wishing to be considered for the ETC should complete the form by 5pm on Friday 20 April 2018.
If you require more information, email

  • I wish to be considered for the vacancy on the Establishing Teachers’ Committee.
  • I can attend meetings as required.

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