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- 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.”
- Last Updated: 02 May 2017
Advice from the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) to members, principals and teachers, on the legal framework for fees and donations in state and integrated schools.
PPTA policy is for a free education system, with adequate state funding of all schools to deliver a modern curriculum.
In the absence of an honest commitment by government to an adequately funded school system the Association acknowledges the financial pressure schools are under and recognises the imperatives schools feel to seek additional funding from parents to deliver the curriculum expected by their communities.
The intention of this advice is to ensure that principals and teachers have a clear understanding of the existing legal requirements when seeking payments from parents or students, so that, as far as possible, members avoid errors of understandings of the legal framework when dealing with the issues around donations and debts.
The advice does not seek to address questions of adequacy of operational funding. It does not assume the adequacy or otherwise of the operational funding provided to boards.
Circular 2013-06 Payments by parents of students (Ministry of Education)
Complaint about the decision of a Board of Trustees to compulsorily charge for curriculum-related items (March 2014, Ombudsman's opinion)
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