- Last Updated: 24 June 2015
3 December 2014
Secondary principals have voted to include a community leadership role central to Investing in Educational Success (IES) in their collective agreement.
The vote to include the Community of Schools (CoS) Leadership role and a Principals’ Recruitment Allowance (PRA) in the Secondary Principals’ Collective Agreement (SPCA) was ratified by 88.2%.
The CoS Leadership role offers leadership in building productive collaboration within CoS, supports profession growth of leaders and teachers and provides professional expertise across schools in collaboration with other principals.
“This is not a ‘super principal’ role, but a facilitative one,” New Zealand Secondary Principals' Council (NZSPC) chair Allan Vester said.
“All schools in the community will remain autonomous.”
The role includes a salary allowance of $30,000 and $1000 per annum for each school in the CoS.
The PRA allowance pays $50,000 per annum for a fixed term in order to attract principals to challenging schools.
Vester said the vote ensured the salary and conditions around the new positions were protected in the collective agreement.
All communities of schools will be entirely voluntary, he said.