Reprint as at 1 September 2016

# Education (2015 School Staffing) Order 2014

(LI 2014/246)

Education (2015 School Staffing) Order 2014: revoked, on 1 September 2016, by clause 88 of the Education (2017 School Staffing) Order 2016 (LI 2016/179).

Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, Administrator of the Government

## Order in Council

At Wellington this 28th day of July 2014

Present:

Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government in Council

###### Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Education.

Pursuant to section 91H of the Education Act 1989, Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

## Contents

## Order

##### 1 Title

This order is the Education (2015 School Staffing) Order 2014.

##### 2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 13 September 2014.

##### 3 Application

This order applies only to State schools, and only to the 2015 school year.

## Part 1 Preliminary provisions

##### 4 Purpose of this order

(1)

The purpose of this order is, in accordance with section 91H of the Act, to limit the financial liability of the Crown arising out of its obligation under section 91C of the Act to pay the salaries of all regular teachers employed at payrolled schools.

(2)

To that end, this order prescribes limitations on the number of regular teachers who may be employed at payrolled schools during the school year to which this order applies.

##### 5 Overview of this order

(1)

Part 1 contains preliminary provisions.

(2)

Part 2 specifies the limitations prescribed by this order.

(3)

Part 3 sets out components of the limitations.

(4)

Part 4 requires school rolls to be estimated, ascertained, notified, and confirmed for the purposes of this order.

(5)

Part 5 contains special provisions relating to specified schools and types of schools.

(6)

Part 6 provides for exemptions from the limitations.

(7)

Part 7 revokes an earlier school staffing order.

(8)

This clause is intended only as a guide to the general scheme and effect of this order.

#### Interpretation

##### 6 Interpretation: general

(1)

In this order, unless the context otherwise requires,—

Act means the Education Act 1989

adjusted entitlement means the entitlement staffing that would be calculated under clause 29 if, for the purposes of clause 51(2)(b), no student who is enrolled in a secondary-tertiary programme is counted on a school’s Māori-medium or non-Māori-medium roll

adjusted formula-generated allowance means the formula-generated staffing allowance that would be calculated under clause 50 if, for the purposes of clause 51(2)(b), no student who is enrolled in a secondary-tertiary programme is counted on a school’s Māori-medium or non-Māori-medium roll

adjusted total regular allowance means the total regular staffing allowance that would be calculated under clause 28 if, for the purposes of clause 51(2)(b), no student who is enrolled in a secondary-tertiary programme is counted on a school’s Māori-medium or non-Māori-medium roll

area school means a composite school that offers education at a level below Form 1

beginning teacher, at any time, means a registered teacher who,—

##### (a)

at that time, has completed less than 24 months’ teaching; and

##### (b)

at that time, holds a teaching position to which the teacher was appointed for a period of at least 10 weeks

BLENNZ means the Blind & Low Vision Education Network NZ

board, in relation to a State school, means the school’s board

community of schools or community means a group of schools that has been approved as a community of schools by the Minister

community of schools role means the role of Community of Schools Leadership, or the role of Community of Schools Teacher (Across Community), or the role of Community of Schools Teacher (Within School)

entitlement transfer agreement has the meaning set out in clause 48

Form 1 to 7 school means a composite school that offers primary education (as defined in section 2 of the Education Act 1964) to the extent only of the 2 years immediately before secondary education (as defined in section 2 of the Education Act 1964)

FTTE means full-time teacher equivalent

guaranteed minimum formula staffing, in relation to a high school or an area school, means the school’s formula-generated staffing allowance (in FTTEs) ascertained under clause 50 by reference to its provisional rolls

high school means a school that is a secondary school or a Form 1 to 7 school

Māori-medium student means a student of the school for whom the curriculum is taught in Māori for more than 12.5 hours per week

middle management allowance, in relation to a high school or an area school, means an allowance allocated by the board to a teacher for undertaking duties in the school that are recognised by the board as middle management activities

other regular teacher means a regular teacher who is not a permanently appointed regular teacher

primary school means a school established under section 146 of the Act as a primary school

primary student means a student in any of years 1 to 8

principal, in relation to a school, means the school’s principal and, in relation to a student who enrols at a school at any time, means the school’s principal at that time

resource teacher means a teacher who provides specialist advice, guidance, and support to students, teachers, or both, whether at the teacher’s school or other schools

restricted composite school means an intermediate school that the Minister has authorised to enrol students up to, and including, year 10

salary unit, in relation to the holder of a teaching position at a school, means an entitlement to a salary element in addition to the salary otherwise payable to the holder, allocated to the holder by the board

secondary student means a student of year 9 or above

senior management allowance, in relation to a high school, means an allowance allocated by the board to a teacher for undertaking duties in the school that are recognised by the board as senior management activities

special education authority means—

##### (a)

an agreement or a direction under section 9(1)(a) of the Act that a person should be enrolled at a special school; and

##### (b)

in relation to a particular special school, an agreement that a person should be enrolled, or a direction to enrol a person, at that school

special education extension student means a special education student who has been classified by the Secretary as an extension student

special education sensory student means a special education student with high needs or a special education student with very high needs who has been classified by the Secretary as having special education sensory needs

special education student means a student who has been classified by the Secretary as eligible under the ongoing resourcing schemes

special education student with high needs means a special education student who has been classified by the Secretary as having high needs

special education student with very high needs means a special education student who has been classified by the Secretary as having very high needs

special school means a special school established under section 98 of the Education Act 1964

teacher includes a principal or deputy or assistant principal (however described).

(2)

In this order, unless the context otherwise requires, any term or expression that is defined in section 91A(1) or 145(1) of the Act and used, but not defined, in this order has the same meaning as in that section.

Clause 6(1) **community of schools** or **community**: inserted, on 27 March 2015, by clause 4 of the Education (2015 School Staffing) Amendment Order 2015 (LI 2015/36).

Clause 6(1) **community of schools role**: inserted, on 27 March 2015, by clause 4 of the Education (2015 School Staffing) Amendment Order 2015 (LI 2015/36).

##### 7 Interpretation: rolls

In this order, unless the context otherwise requires,—

Māori-medium roll means the number of a school’s Māori-medium students

March special education list means a school’s special education list determined by the Secretary as at 1 March 2015

non-Māori-medium roll means the number of a school’s students left after its Māori-medium roll has been subtracted from its roll (as determined under Part 4)

October rolls, in relation to a primary school, means the rolls estimated for the school by the Secretary under clause 60

primary roll means the number of a school’s students, if any, in years 1 to 8

provisional rolls means the rolls estimated for a school by the Secretary under clause 56

provisional special education list means a school’s special education list determined by the Secretary as at 1 July 2014

school roll means all the students enrolled at a school, including Māori-medium students and special education students

secondary roll means the number of a school’s students, if any, in year 9 or above

special education list or list means the list of special education students who have been classified by the Secretary as any of the following:

##### (a)

extension students:

##### (b)

having high needs:

##### (c)

having very high needs

specialist instruction roll, in relation to a school, means the number obtained by a calculation made in accordance with clause 9

total roll, in relation to a school, means the sum of a school’s primary roll (if any) and its secondary roll (if any)

weighted roll means the number obtained by a calculation made in accordance with clause 8.

##### 8 Weighted roll

A school’s weighted roll at any time is the number obtained by adding 1 or more of the following that apply to the school:

##### (a)

the product of 4 and the number of any year 1 to year 3 students then on its roll:

##### (b)

the product of 3.5 and the number of any year 4 to year 8 students then on its roll:

##### (c)

the product of 7 and the number of any year 9 and year 10 students then on its roll:

##### (d)

the product of 9 and the number of any year 11 students then on its roll:

##### (e)

the product of 15 and the number of any year 12 students then on its roll:

##### (f)

the product of 16 and the number of any year 13 or above students then on its roll:

##### (g)

the product of 0.5 and the number of any year 7 and year 8 students then on its specialist instruction roll.

##### 9 Specialist instruction roll

(1)

In this clause,—

base students are students of year 7 or 8 who are enrolled at one school (the base school) but usually attend a different school for instruction in technology or some other specialist subject

visiting students are students of year 7 or 8 who are enrolled at a school other than the base school but usually attend a centre attached to the base school for instruction in technology or some other specialist subject.

(2)

A base school’s specialist instruction roll is the number obtained by—

##### (a)

adding the number of students of years 7 and 8 included in the base school’s provisional or March rolls (as appropriate) to the number of visiting students; and

##### (b)

subtracting from the resulting sum the number of base students.

#### Proportions of FTTE

##### 10 Proportions of FTTE

For the purposes of this order, the employment of a teacher for—

##### (a)

10 half-days every full week generates 1 FTTE:

##### (b)

a specified number (smaller than 10) of half-days every full week generates one-tenth of that number of FTTEs:

##### (c)

a specified number (smaller than 20) of half-days every full fortnight generates one-twentieth of that number of FTTEs:

##### (d)

a specified number of teaching hours (or an average of that number of teaching hours) every full week generates one twenty-fifth of that number of FTTEs.

#### Years of schooling

##### 11 Years of schooling in primary area, or special schools

(1)

In the situation in subclause (2), a student is,—

##### (a)

if first enrolled in a primary, an area, or a special school on or before 30 June in a particular school year, a year 1 student until the end of that school year; or

##### (b)

if first enrolled in a primary, an area, or a special school on or after 1 July in a particular school year, a year 1 student until the end of the following school year.

(2)

The situation is that a student first enrols at a primary, an area, or a special school before the age of 7 and is subsequently educated at primary, area, or special schools respectively without substantial interruption.

(3)

Any other student who enrols at a primary, an area, or a special school is, in the year in which the student first enrols at a primary, an area, or a special school, a student of the year that, in the principal’s opinion, is most appropriate for a student of that student’s maturity and educational and intellectual achievements.

##### 12 Years of schooling in intermediate schools

(1)

A student to whom clause 11(1) and (2) applies is a year 7 student in the year in which the student first enrols at an intermediate school.

(2)

Any other student who enrols at an intermediate school is, in the year in which the student first enrols at the school, a student of the year that, in the principal’s opinion, is most appropriate for a student of that student’s maturity and educational and intellectual achievements.

##### 13 Years of schooling in high schools

(1)

A student is a year 9 student in the year in which the student first enrols at a secondary school if the student was a primary student in the year prior to enrolling at the secondary school.

(2)

A student is a year 7 student in the year in which the student first enrols in a Form 1 to 7 school if the student—

##### (a)

has never been enrolled at a high school; and

##### (b)

is enrolled as a year 6 student in the year before the year in which the student first enrols at the Form 1 to 7 school.

(3)

Any other student who enrols at a high school is, in the year in which the student first enrols, or again enrols, as the case may be, at a high school, a student of the year that, in the principal’s opinion, is most appropriate for a student of that student’s maturity and educational and intellectual achievements.

## Part 2 Limitations on employment of teachers and principals

#### Regular teachers

##### 14 Employment of regular teachers

(1)

The board of a school must not employ a permanently appointed regular teacher whose employment generates a number of FTTEs greater than the sum of any of the following that apply to the school:

##### (a)

its adjusted entitlement:

##### (b)

any activity centre allowance under clause 42:

##### (c)

any attached teen parent unit allowance under clause 43.

(2)

A board must not employ other regular teachers if the total of the FTTEs generated by their employment would exceed the number of FTTEs by which the school’s adjusted total regular allowance under clause 28 at that time exceeds the number of FTTEs generated by the employment of the permanently appointed regular teachers already then employed at the school.

(3)

The board of a primary school or an intermediate school must not employ a permanently appointed regular teacher without the consent of the Secretary if the school’s formula-generated staffing allowance, calculated in accordance with clause 50 as based on its provisional rolls, exceeds, by 1.0 or more FTTEs, its formula-generated staffing allowance based on, as the case may be,—

##### (a)

the primary school’s October rolls; or

##### (b)

the intermediate school’s March rolls.

(4)

The board of a secondary school or an area school must not employ a permanently appointed regular teacher without the consent of the Secretary if the school’s guaranteed minimum formula staffing exceeds, by 1.0 or more FTTEs, its adjusted formula-generated allowance as generated by its March rolls.

(5)

Subclauses (1) and (2) are subject to clauses 70 and 71.

##### 15 Employment involving salary units

##### 16 Number of salary units calculated for primary, intermediate (except restricted composite), or special schools

(1)

The number of salary units referred to in clause 15 is calculated for a primary school, a special school, or an intermediate school that is not a restricted composite school, by—

##### (a)

subtracting 1 from the school’s adjusted formula-generated allowance; and

##### (b)

multiplying the resulting difference by 1.28; and

##### (c)

subtracting 1.70 from the resulting product; and

##### (d)

if the resulting difference is not a whole number,—

##### (i)

decreasing it to the nearest lower whole number, if it ends in less than 0.5; or

##### (ii)

increasing it to the nearest higher whole number, if it ends in 0.5 or greater.

(2)

For a primary school, a special school, or an intermediate school that is not a restricted composite school, and that is in receipt of a special education staffing allowance calculated under clause 30, the calculation in subclause (1) must be modified by adding the number of salary units generated by the following calculation to the resulting difference in subclause (1)(c):

##### (a)

add the number of FTTEs of the school’s special education staffing allowance to the number of FTTEs, if any, of the school’s special education management allowance calculated under clause 31; and

##### (b)

multiply the resulting sum by 1.28; and

##### (c)

if the resulting product is not a whole number,—

##### (i)

decrease it to the nearest lower whole number, if it ends in less than 0.5; or

##### (ii)

increase it to the nearest higher whole number, if it ends in 0.5 or greater.

(3)

For Kelston Deaf Education Centre and van Asch Deaf Education Centre, the calculation in subclause (1)(a) must be modified by adding the number of resource teachers: hearing determined by the Secretary under clause 83(2) to the school’s adjusted formula-generated allowance before subtracting 1.

(4)

For BLENNZ, the calculation in subclause (1)(a) must be modified by adding the number of resource teachers: vision identified in clause 84 to the school’s adjusted formula-generated allowance before subtracting 1.

(5)

For a school to which 2 or more of subclauses (2) to (4) apply, the modifications provided for in those subclauses are cumulative.

##### 17 Number of salary units calculated for high schools

(1)

The number of salary units referred to in clause 15 is calculated for a high school by—

##### (a)

subtracting 1 from the school’s adjusted formula-generated allowance; and

##### (b)

multiplying the resulting difference by 1.2; and

##### (c)

adding 8 to the resulting product; and

##### (d)

if the resulting sum is not a whole number,—

##### (i)

decreasing it to the nearest lower whole number, if it ends in less than 0.5; or

##### (ii)

increasing it to the nearest higher whole number, if it ends in 0.5 or greater.

(2)

For a high school that is in receipt of a special education staffing allowance calculated under clause 30, the calculation in subclause (1) must be modified by adding the number of salary units generated by the following calculation to the resulting sum in subclause (1)(c):

##### (a)

add the number of FTTEs of the school’s special education staffing allowance to the number of FTTEs, if any, of the school’s special education management allowance calculated under clause 31; and

##### (b)

multiply the resulting sum by 1.2; and

##### (c)

if the resulting product is not a whole number,—

##### (i)

decrease it to the nearest lower whole number, if it ends in less than 0.5; or

##### (ii)

increase it to the nearest higher whole number, if it ends in 0.5 or greater.

(3)

For a high school that has an activity centre allowance under clause 42 and is listed in the first column of Schedule 2, the calculation in subclause (1) must be modified by adding the number of salary units specified in the third column of that schedule opposite the name of the school to the resulting sum in subclause (1)(c).

(4)

For a high school that has an approved teen parent unit under clause 43, the calculation in subclause (1) must be modified by adding the number of salary units specified in the third column of Schedule 3 opposite the approved maximum roll of the unit in the first column of that schedule to the resulting sum in subclause (1)(c).

(5)

For a high school that has a principal grading roll, calculated in accordance with clause 27, of greater than 1 400, the calculation in subclause (1) must be modified by adding, to the resulting sum in subclause (1)(c),—

##### (a)

9 salary units, if the principal grading roll is no greater than 1 600; or

##### (b)

12 salary units, if the principal grading roll is greater than 1 600.

(6)

For a school to which 2 or more of subclauses (2) to (5) apply, the modifications provided for in those subclauses are cumulative.

##### 18 Number of salary units calculated for area schools or restricted composite schools

(1)

For an area school, the number of salary units referred to in clause 15 is calculated by—

##### (a)

subtracting 1 from the school’s adjusted formula-generated allowance; and

##### (b)

multiplying the resulting difference by 1.33; and

##### (c)

adding 2.6 to the resulting product; and

##### (d)

if the resulting sum is not a whole number,—

##### (i)

decreasing it to the nearest lower whole number, if it ends in less than 0.5; or

##### (ii)

increasing it to the nearest higher whole number, if it ends in 0.5 or greater.

(2)

For a restricted composite school, the number of salary units referred to in clause 15 is calculated by—

##### (a)

adding the school’s adjusted formula-generated allowance for its secondary roll to the school’s formula-generated staffing allowance for its primary roll; and

##### (b)

subtracting 1 from the resulting sum; and

##### (c)

multiplying the resulting difference by 1.33; and

##### (d)

adding 2.6 to the resulting product; and

##### (e)

if the resulting sum is not a whole number,—

##### (i)

decreasing it to the nearest lower whole number, if it ends in less than 0.5; or

##### (ii)

increasing it to the nearest higher whole number, if it ends in 0.5 or greater.

(3)

For an area school or a restricted composite school that is in receipt of a special education staffing allowance calculated under clause 30, subclause (1) or (2) (as the case may be) must be modified by adding the number of salary units generated by the following calculation to the resulting sum in subclause (1)(c) or (2)(d) respectively:

##### (a)

add the number of FTTEs of the school’s special education staffing allowance to the number of FTTEs, if any, of the school’s special education management allowance under clause 31; and

##### (b)

multiply the resulting sum by 1.33; and

##### (c)

if the resulting product is not a whole number,—

##### (i)

decrease it to the nearest lower whole number, if it ends in less than 0.5; or

##### (ii)

increase it to the nearest higher whole number, if it ends in 0.5 or greater.

(4)

For an area school that has a principal grading roll, calculated in accordance with clause 27, of greater than 1 400, the calculation in subclause (1) must be modified by adding, to the resulting sum in subclause (1)(c),—

##### (a)

9 salary units, if the principal grading roll is no greater than 1 600; or

##### (b)

12 salary units, if the principal grading roll is greater than 1 600.

(5)

For a school to which both subclauses (3) and (4) apply, the modifications provided for in those subclauses are cumulative.

##### 19 Employment of specified resource teachers to whom leadership payments have been allocated

(1)

This clause applies to a board that employs 1 or more specified resource teachers.

(2)

A board must not employ specified resource teachers to whom leadership payments have been allocated (whether permanently or otherwise) if the total of those leadership payments would exceed the number of leadership payments calculated for the school under subclause (3).

(3)

The number of leadership payments referred to in subclause (2) is calculated for a school by—

##### (a)

multiplying by 0.6 the number of resource teachers: learning and behaviour allocated to the school for the 2015 school year by the Secretary; and

##### (b)

adding 6 to the resulting product; and

##### (c)

if the resulting sum is not a whole number,—

##### (i)

decreasing it to the nearest lower whole number, if it ends in less than 0.5; or

##### (ii)

increasing it to the nearest higher whole number, if it ends in 0.5 or greater.

(4)

In this clause,—

leadership payment, for a specified resource teacher and a board, means an entitlement—

##### (a)

to a salary element that is additional to the salary that is otherwise payable to the specified resource teacher; and

##### (b)

that is allocated (whether permanently or otherwise) to the specified resource teacher by the board

specified resource teachers means regular teachers who are—

##### (a)

resource teachers: learning and behaviour; or

##### (b)

resource teacher managers: learning and behaviour.

##### 19A Employment of teachers in community of schools roles

(1)

This clause applies to a school that is a member of a community of schools.

(2)

The board of such a school must not employ a teacher who has a community of schools role if the number of teachers working in the relevant community of schools in that role will exceed any of the limits provided for or calculated under subclauses (3), (4), and (5).

(3)

Unless the Secretary otherwise agrees, a community of schools may have 1 person only in the role of Community of Schools Leadership for that community and the role must be filled by a principal who is employed by a school in that community.

(4)

A community of schools may have not more than the number of teachers in the role of Community of Schools Teacher (Across Community) for that community calculated by—

##### (a)

adding the total entitlement staffing (determined under clause 29(1) or (3)) for each school that is a member of the community; and

##### (b)

dividing the sum by the total entitlement staffing (determined under clause 29(1) or (3)) for all State schools and State integrated schools; and

##### (c)

multiplying the resulting quotient by 1 000; and

##### (d)

if the resulting product is not a whole number, rounding it down to the nearest whole number.

(5)

A community of schools may have not more than the number of teachers in the role of Community of Schools Teacher (Within School) for that community calculated by—

##### (a)

adding the total entitlement staffing (determined under clause 29(1) or (3)) for each school that is a member of the community; and

##### (b)

dividing the sum by the total entitlement staffing (determined under clause 29(1) or (3)) for all State schools and State integrated schools; and

##### (c)

multiplying the resulting quotient by 5 000; and

##### (d)

if the resulting product is not a whole number, rounding it down to the nearest whole number.

Clause 19A: inserted, on 27 March 2015, by clause 5 of the Education (2015 School Staffing) Amendment Order 2015 (LI 2015/36).

##### 20 Employment of part-time teachers at high schools and area schools

The board of a high school or an area school must not employ a part-time teacher for 0.9 or more of an FTTE.

##### 21 Employment involving senior management allowances at high schools

(1)

The board of a high school must not employ regular teachers to whom senior management allowances have been allocated (whether permanently or otherwise) if the total of those allowances would exceed the number of senior management allowances calculated for the school under subclause (2).

(2)

The number referred to in subclause (1) is calculated for a high school by—

##### (a)

subtracting 1 from the school’s management time allowance (as determined in accordance with clause 53); and

##### (b)

multiplying the resulting difference by 0.18; and

##### (c)

adding 2 to the resulting product; and

##### (d)

if the resulting sum is not a whole number, rounding it up to the next whole number.

##### 22 Employment involving middle management allowances in high schools

(1)

The board of a high school must not employ a regular teacher to whom middle management allowances have been allocated (whether permanently or otherwise) if the total of those allowances would exceed the number of middle management allowances calculated for the school under subclause (2).

(2)

The number referred to in subclause (1) is calculated by—

##### (a)

subtracting 1 from the school’s adjusted formula-generated allowance; and

##### (b)

multiplying the resulting difference by 0.6945; and

##### (c)

adding 5 to the resulting product; and

##### (d)

if the resulting sum is not a whole number,—

##### (i)

decreasing it to the nearest lower whole number, if it ends in less than 0.5; or

##### (ii)

increasing it to the nearest higher whole number, if it ends in 0.5 or greater; and

##### (e)

adding the integer part of the quotient obtained by dividing the number of special education students on the school’s special education list by 5 to the number obtained under paragraph (d).

##### 23 Employment involving middle management allowances in area schools

(1)

The board of an area school must not employ regular teachers to whom middle management allowances have been allocated (whether permanently or otherwise) if the total of those allowances would exceed the number of middle management allowances calculated for the school under subclause (2) or, if applicable, subclauses (2) and (3).

(2)

The number referred to in subclause (1) is calculated by—

##### (a)

adding in FTTEs—

##### (i)

the sum that would be the item in clause 51(2)(b) (relating to the calculation of the curriculum delivery allowance) if, for the purpose of that clause, no student who is enrolled in a secondary-tertiary programme is counted on a school’s Māori-medium or non-Māori-medium roll; and

##### (ii)

the number that is the item obtained by the calculation in whichever of clause 51(2)(c) or (d) applies to the school; and

##### (iii)

the additional guidance allowance calculated in accordance with clause 54; and

##### (b)

multiplying the resulting sum by 0.6; and

##### (c)

if the resulting product is not a whole number,—

##### (i)

decreasing it to the nearest lower whole number, if it ends in less than 0.5; or

##### (ii)

increasing it to the nearest higher whole number, if it ends in 0.5 or greater.

(3)

For an area school that has a secondary roll greater than 59, the number resulting from the calculation in subclause (2) is added to the number calculated by—

##### (a)

multiplying the school’s secondary roll by 0.011; and

##### (b)

adding 2 to the resulting product; and

##### (c)

if the resulting sum is not a whole number,—

##### (i)

decreasing it to the nearest lower whole number, if it ends in less than 0.5; or

##### (ii)

increasing it to the nearest higher whole number, if it ends in 0.5 or greater.

#### Principals

##### 24 Employment of principals

(1)

The board of a school must not employ more than 1 principal for the school at any time.

(2)

A combined board established under section 110 of the Act must not employ more than 1 principal for each school that the combined board administers at that time.

(3)

Subclauses (1) and (2) do not prevent the appointment of a principal during the term of his or her predecessor in office.

##### 25 Employment of deputy or assistant principals at primary and intermediate schools

(1)

The board of a primary or intermediate school that employs a deputy or assistant principal must do so in accordance with this clause.

(2)

The maximum number of deputy or assistant principals (however described) that the board may employ is—

##### (a)

2, if the school has no more than 21 FTTEs; or

##### (b)

3, if the school has more than 21 FTTEs.

##### 26 Employment of associate principals at high schools

(1)

A board may employ an associate principal for a school only if it is a high school.

(2)

A board that employs an associate principal must do so in accordance with this clause.

(3)

The board—

##### (a)

must not employ an associate principal if the school’s roll is no more than 1 400; but

##### (b)

may employ 1 associate principal if the school’s roll is more than 1 400.

##### 27 Grades for principals

(1)

A board must not employ a principal at a grade higher than the grade specified in the first column of Schedule 1 opposite the roll range in which the school’s principal grading roll under subclause (2) lies.

(2)

The principal grading roll for a school is the greater of the following, after any applicable weighting in accordance with subclause (3) or adjustment in accordance with subclause (4):

##### (a)

the sum of the school’s provisional rolls, as adjusted, and its provisional special education list; and

##### (b)

the sum of the school’s March special education list and,—

##### (i)

for a primary school, its October rolls, as adjusted; or

##### (ii)

for any other school, its March rolls, as adjusted.

(3)

In determining the principal grading roll for 2015, the following weightings apply:

##### (a)

1 special education extension student is the equivalent of 3 students:

##### (b)

1 special education student with high needs is the equivalent of 3 students:

##### (c)

1 special education student with very high needs is the equivalent of 6 students:

##### (d)

1 student enrolled at Westbridge Residential School is the equivalent of 6 students:

##### (e)

1 student (not being a student with high needs or with very high needs) enrolled at Halswell Residential College or Salisbury School is the equivalent of 3 students.

(4)

In this clause, a reference to a roll as adjusted is a reference to that roll minus its list, if any.

(5)

In determining the roll range for 2015, the roll of a school includes the number of any students enrolled in the school’s activity centre or its approved teen parent unit, if any.

## Part 3 Components of limitations

#### Total regular staffing allowance

##### 28 Total regular staffing allowance

A school’s total regular staffing allowance (in FTTEs) is the number obtained by—

##### (a)

adding 1 or more of the following that apply to the school:

##### (i)

its entitlement staffing:

##### (ii)

any special education staffing allowance:

##### (iii)

any special education management allowance:

##### (iv)

any beginning teacher allowance:

##### (v)

any head of department beginning teacher time allowance:

##### (vi)

any overseas teacher time allowance:

##### (vii)

any study support grant time allowance:

##### (viii)

any resource teacher support allowance:

##### (ix)

any classroom release time allowance:

##### (x)

any large area school additional management staffing allowance:

##### (xi)

any specialist classroom teacher time allowance:

##### (xii)

any specialist teacher time allowance:

##### (xiii)

any activity centre allowance:

##### (xiv)

any teen parent unit allowance:

##### (xv)

any Te Atakura allowance:

##### (xvi)

any instrumental and vocal music tuition allowance:

##### (xvii)

any itinerant music teacher allowance:

##### (xviii)

any attached unit allowance:

##### (xviiia)

any community of schools release time allowance:

##### (xviiib)

any community of schools inquiry time allowance:

##### (xix)

the sum of any additional entitlements arising from an entitlement transfer agreement; and

##### (b)

subtracting from the resulting sum any entitlements that must be deducted as a result of an entitlement transfer agreement.

##### 29 Entitlement staffing

(1)

A primary, an intermediate, or a special school’s entitlement staffing as at any date in 2015 before the Secretary gives notice to the board of the March rolls is its formula-generated staffing allowance, ascertained in accordance with clause 50, based on its provisional rolls.

(2)

A primary, an intermediate, or a special school’s entitlement staffing as at any date in 2015 after the Secretary’s notice to the board of the March rolls is the greater of—

##### (a)

its formula-generated staffing allowance, ascertained in accordance with clause 50, based on its provisional rolls; and

##### (b)

its formula-generated staffing allowance, ascertained in accordance with clause 50, based on its March rolls.

(3)

A secondary or an area school’s entitlement staffing as at any date in 2015 before the Secretary gives notice to the board of the March rolls is its guaranteed minimum formula staffing.

(4)

A secondary or an area school’s entitlement staffing as at any date in 2015 after the Secretary’s notice to the board of the March rolls is the greater of—

##### (a)

its guaranteed minimum formula staffing; and

##### (b)

its formula-generated staffing allowance, ascertained in accordance with clause 50, based on its March rolls.

##### 30 Special education staffing allowance

(1)

The special education staffing allowance (in FTTEs), if any, of a school other than Kelston Deaf Education Centre, van Asch Deaf Education Centre, or BLENNZ is the number of special education students (excluding special education sensory students) on the school’s special education list multiplied by the following FTTEs:

##### (a)

0.1 for each special education extension student:

##### (b)

0.1 for each special education student with high needs:

##### (c)

0.2 for each special education student with very high needs.

(2)

The special education staffing allowance for each of Kelston Deaf Education Centre, van Asch Deaf Education Centre, and BLENNZ is calculated by—

##### (a)

adding the number of special education students on its special education list and the number of special education sensory students allocated to each school by the Secretary; and

##### (b)

multiplying the resulting sum by the following FTTEs:

##### (i)

0.1 for each special education student with high needs:

##### (ii)

0.2 for each special education student with very high needs.

##### 31 Special education management allowance

A school’s special education management allowance (in FTTEs), if any, is the product (correct to 2 decimal places) of 0.05 and its special education staffing allowance (in FTTEs).

##### 32 Beginning teacher allowance

(1)

In this clause and in clause 33, qualifying beginning teacher means a beginning teacher—

##### (a)

who is employed for 0.5 of an FTTE or more and is in his or her first 12 months of teaching; or

##### (b)

who is employed full-time and is in his or her second 12 months of teaching.

(2)

A school that employs a qualifying beginning teacher who has completed less than 12 months’ teaching has a beginning teacher allowance (in FTTEs) calculated by adding—

##### (a)

the product of 0.2 and the number of qualifying beginning teachers, if any, then employed at the school full-time; and

##### (b)

the product of 0.1 and the number of other qualifying beginning teachers, if any, then employed at the school.

(3)

A school that employs a qualifying beginning teacher who has completed 12 months’ teaching has a beginning teacher allowance (in FTTEs) calculated by adding, to any amount obtained from the calculation in subclause (2), the product of 0.1 and the number of qualifying beginning teachers, if any, then employed full-time at the school.

##### 33 Head of department beginning teacher time allowance for high schools and area schools

(1)

A high school that employs qualifying beginning teachers who have completed less than 24 months’ teaching has a head of department beginning teacher time allowance (in FTTEs) calculated by—

##### (a)

adding—

##### (i)

the number of qualifying beginning teachers, if any, then employed at the school full-time; and

##### (ii)

the number of other qualifying beginning teachers, if any, then employed at the school; and

##### (b)

multiplying the resulting sum by 0.04.

(2)

An area school that employs qualifying beginning teachers who have completed less than 12 months’ teaching has a head of department beginning teacher time allowance (in FTTEs) calculated by—

##### (a)

adding—

##### (i)

the number of qualifying beginning teachers, if any, then employed at the school full-time; and

##### (ii)

the number of other qualifying beginning teachers, if any, then employed at the school; and

##### (b)

multiplying the resulting sum by 0.04.

##### 34 Resource teacher support allowance

A school’s resource teacher support allowance is 0.05 of an FTTE for each full-time teacher of the following kinds whom it employs:

##### (a)

resource teacher: literacy:

##### (b)

resource teacher: literacy (Māori):

##### (c)

resource teacher: Māori:

##### (d)

resource teacher: vision:

##### (e)

resource teacher: hearing.

##### 35 Overseas teacher time allowance for high schools and area schools

(1)

In this clause, qualifying overseas-trained teacher means a teacher—

##### (a)

who—

##### (i)

has qualifications that are recognised for New Zealand teacher registration; and

##### (ii)

has been appointed to his or her first teaching position in a New Zealand State or State integrated school; and

##### (iii)

has completed less than 12 months’ teaching in a New Zealand State or State integrated school; and

##### (iv)

has been employed full-time from within the school’s total regular staffing allowance; and

##### (v)

has been appointed for a minimum of 20 weeks; and

##### (b)

in respect of whom the school employing the teacher has not, in the 2015 school year, been eligible for the beginning teacher time allowance.

(2)

A high school or an area school that employs a qualifying overseas-trained teacher has an overseas teacher time allowance in respect of that teacher of 0.1 FTTE for a maximum period of 20 weeks.

##### 36 Overseas teacher time allowance for schools other than high schools and area schools

(1)

In this clause, qualifying overseas-trained teacher means a teacher—

##### (a)

who—

##### (i)

has qualifications that are recognised for New Zealand teacher registration; and

##### (ii)

has been appointed to his or her first teaching position in a New Zealand State or State integrated school; and

##### (iii)

has completed less than 10 weeks’ teaching in a New Zealand State or State integrated school; and

##### (iv)

has been employed full-time from within the school’s total regular staffing allowance; and

##### (v)

has been appointed for a minimum of 10 weeks; and

##### (b)

in respect of whom the school employing the teacher has not, in the 2015 school year, been eligible for the beginning teacher time allowance.

(2)

A school other than a high school or an area school that employs a qualifying overseas-trained teacher has an overseas teacher time allowance in respect of that teacher of 0.1 FTTE for a maximum period of 10 weeks.

##### 37 Study support grant time allowance for high schools and area schools

A high school’s or an area school’s study support grant time allowance, if any, is 0.16 of an FTTE for each teacher employed by the school who holds a study support grant awarded by the Ministry.

##### 38 Classroom release time allowance

(1)

A primary, an intermediate, or a special school’s classroom release time allowance (in FTTEs), if any, is calculated by—

##### (a)

adding 1 or more of the following that apply to the school:

##### (i)

its entitlement staffing:

##### (ii)

any special education staffing allowance:

##### (iii)

any special education management allowance:

##### (iv)

the number of FTTEs for the time being represented by any senior teacher appointed in accordance with clause 80 to carry out special duties at normal schools:

##### (v)

the number of FTTEs for the time being represented by any supernumerary teachers who have elected to be redeployed in the school or approved for redeployment from another school:

##### (vi)

the sum of any additional entitlements arising from an entitlement transfer agreement; and

##### (b)

subtracting from the resulting sum—

##### (i)

any entitlements that must be deducted as a result of an entitlement transfer agreement; and

##### (ii)

1; and

##### (c)

if the resulting difference is not a whole number and results in a number that ends in a value that is less than 0.80 of an FTTE, rounding it down to the nearest lower whole number; and

##### (d)

multiplying the resulting number by 0.04.

(2)

An area or a Form 1 to 7 school’s classroom release time allowance (in FTTEs), if any, is calculated by—

##### (a)

adding—

##### (i)

the number that is obtained by making the calculation as required by clause 51, adjusted in accordance with clause 52, that is made when calculating the school’s curriculum delivery allowance but, for the part of the calculation that adds the items in clause 51(2), including only the items specified in clause 51(2)(a); and

##### (ii)

the product (rounded down to 1 decimal place, if not exactly divisible by 0.1) of—

##### (A)

the quotient obtained by dividing the sum of the items in clause 8(a) and (b) that apply to the school by its weighted roll; and

##### (B)

the sum of the items, in relation to the school, in clause 53(2)(a) and (b); and

##### (iii)

the product (rounded down to 1 decimal place, if not exactly divisible by 0.1) of—

##### (A)

the quotient obtained by dividing the school’s primary roll by its total roll; and

##### (B)

the number in clause 53(3) that applies to the school; and

##### (b)

if the resulting sum is not a whole number and results in a number that ends in a value that is less than 0.80 of an FTTE, rounding it down to the nearest lower whole number; and

##### (c)

multiplying the resulting number by 0.04.

(3)

A restricted composite school’s classroom release time allowance (in FTTEs), if any, is calculated by multiplying by 0.04—

##### (a)

its entitlement staffing (in FTTEs), if its entitlement staffing (in FTTEs) is a whole number, or is not a whole number and ends in a value that is 0.80 or more of an FTTE; or

##### (b)

the nearest lower whole number to its entitlement staffing (in FTTEs), if its entitlement staffing (in FTTEs) is not a whole number and ends in a value that is less than 0.80 of an FTTE.

##### 39 Large area school additional management staffing allowance

An area school with a provisional roll of 750 or greater has a large area school additional management staffing allowance of 2 FTTEs.

##### 40 Specialist classroom teacher time allowance for high schools

(1)

For a high school with a provisional roll of 1 200 or fewer students, the high school’s specialist classroom teacher time allowance, if any, is 0.16 of an FTTE.

(2)

For a high school with a provisional roll of greater than 1 200 students, the high school’s specialist classroom teacher time allowance, if any, is 0.32 of an FTTE.

##### 41 Specialist teacher time allowance for area schools

(1)

For an area school with a roll of less than 100 students, the area school’s specialist teacher time allowance, if any, is 0.08 of an FTTE.

(2)

For an area school with a roll of 100 or more students, the area school’s specialist teacher time allowance, if any, is 0.16 of an FTTE.

##### 42 Activity centre allowance for high schools

A high school’s activity centre allowance (in FTTEs), if any, is the number specified opposite its name in the second column of Schedule 2.

##### 43 Teen parent unit allowance for high schools

A high school with a teen parent unit approved by the Minister is entitled to a staffing allowance of the number of FTTEs and salary units shown in the second and third columns of Schedule 3 opposite the number in the first column that accords with the approved maximum roll of that school’s teen parent unit.

##### 44 Te Atakura allowance for high schools and area schools

A high school’s or an area school’s Te Atakura allowance (in FTTEs), if any, is the product of 0.5 and the number of permanently employed teachers (other than beginning teachers) then employed at the school in the teaching of te reo Māori who, before 1993, successfully completed training at a college of education under the Te Atakura scheme.

##### 45 Instrumental and vocal music tuition allowance for high schools, area schools, and restricted composite schools

(1)

A high school or an area school for which the Secretary approved an allowance for instrumental, vocal, or instrumental and vocal tuition in 2015 has an instrumental and vocal tuition allowance (in FTTEs) that is the product (correct to 2 decimal places) of 0.001 and the sum of—

##### (a)

the school’s secondary roll; and

##### (b)

the number of year 7 and year 8 students (if any) enrolled at the school.

(2)

A restricted composite school for which the Secretary approved an allowance for instrumental, vocal, or instrumental and vocal tuition in 2015 has an instrumental and vocal tuition allowance (in FTTEs) that is the product (correct to 2 decimal places) of 0.001 and the school’s secondary roll.

##### 46 Itinerant music teacher allowance for high schools

A high school to which a full-time permanently appointed itinerant teacher of a musical instrument is attached has an itinerant music teacher allowance (in FTTEs) of—

##### (a)

0.1, if 1 teacher is attached:

##### (b)

0.2, if 2 teachers are attached:

##### (c)

0.3, if 3 or 4 teachers are attached:

##### (d)

0.4, if more than 4 teachers are attached.

##### 47 Attached unit allowance for special schools

A special school’s attached unit allowance, if any, is the number of FTTEs and salary units specified in the third and fourth columns of Schedule 4 opposite its name and the name of its attached unit in the appropriate columns of that schedule.

##### 47A Community of schools release time allowance

(1)

A school’s community of schools release time allowance is 0.4 of an FTTE for each teacher employed by the school in the role of Community of Schools Leadership or Community of Schools Teacher (Across Community).

(2)

A school’s community of schools release time allowance is 0.08 of an FTTE for each teacher employed by the school in the role of Community of Schools Teacher (Within School).

Clause 47A: inserted, on 27 March 2015, by clause 7 of the Education (2015 School Staffing) Amendment Order 2015 (LI 2015/36).

##### 47B Community of schools inquiry time allowance

A school that is a member of a community of schools and—

##### (a)

that has a formula-generated staffing allowance (determined by clause 50 and based on provisional roles) of less than 10 FTTEs has a community of schools inquiry time allowance of 0.05 FTTE:

##### (b)

that has a formula-generated staffing allowance (determined by clause 50 and based on provisional roles) of 10 or more FTTEs has a community of schools inquiry time allowance (in FTTEs) calculated by—

##### (i)

dividing its formula-generated staffing allowance by 10; and

##### (ii)

multiplying the resulting quotient by 0.06.

Clause 47B: inserted, on 27 March 2015, by clause 7 of the Education (2015 School Staffing) Amendment Order 2015 (LI 2015/36).

#### Adjustments to schools’ total regular staffing entitlements through transfer of staffing entitlements between schools

##### 48 Transfer of staffing entitlements

(1)

In this order,—

entitlement transfer agreement means a written agreement between the boards of school A and school B to the effect that—

##### (a)

school A will relinquish entitlements to school B, where the entitlements comprise either or both of the following:

##### (i)

a specified number of FTTEs, salary units, or both, of teacher entitlements:

##### (ii)

a specified number of middle management allowances, senior management allowances, or both (management allowances); and

##### (b)

school B will use the entitlements to sustain the employment at school B of 1 or more teachers to teach 1 or more specified subjects to students enrolled at school A

school A means the school relinquishing the entitlements

school B means the school receiving the entitlements.

(2)

If an entitlement transfer agreement under this clause is given to the Secretary before 1 January 2015,—

##### (a)

he or she must deduct from the total regular staffing allowance of school A the number of FTTEs or salary units, or the number of management allowances, specified in the agreement; and

##### (b)

he or she must add to the total regular staffing allowance of school B the number of FTTEs or salary units, or the number of management allowances, specified in the agreement.

(3)

A school must not enter into an entitlement transfer agreement relating to tuition in technology or another specialist subject.

(4)

A school may enter into an entitlement transfer agreement relating to instrumental or vocal music only with 1 of the secondary schools or high schools listed in the first column of Schedule 5.

(5)

A school listed in the first column of Schedule 5 must not, under entitlement transfer agreements entered into with 1 or more other schools for the 2015 school year, relinquish a total number of FTTEs of teacher entitlements relating to tuition in instrumental or vocal music that exceeds the number of FTTEs specified in the second column of that schedule opposite the name of the school.

(6)

A school must not enter into an entitlement transfer agreement that would transfer middle management allowances to a primary school or a special school.

(7)

A school must not enter into an entitlement transfer agreement that would transfer senior management allowances to a primary school, a special school, or an area school.

(8)

An agreement between 3 or more schools about the relinquishment and use of entitlements must be treated as a number of entitlement transfer agreements between various pairs of those schools.

##### 49 Application of clause 48 to special education

Clause 48 applies to entitlements in relation to special education teachers in the same way as it applies to entitlements in relation to other teachers.

#### Formula-generated staffing allowance

##### 50 Formula-generated staffing allowance

##### 51 Curriculum delivery allowance

(1)

A school’s curriculum delivery allowance (in FTTEs) is the sum obtained by adding each of the items in subclause (2) that apply to the school and, if the resulting sum is not exactly divisible by 0.1, rounding it up to 1 decimal place.

(2)

The items are, in relation to a school,—

##### (a)

if it has a primary roll, the greater of 1 and the sum of—

##### (i)

the number of any students in year 1 on its Māori-medium roll divided by 15; and

##### (ii)

the number of any students in year 1 on its non-Māori-medium roll divided by 15; and

##### (iii)

the number of any students in years 2 and 3 on its Māori-medium roll divided by 18; and

##### (iv)

the number of any students in years 2 and 3 on its non-Māori-medium roll divided by 23; and

##### (v)

the number of any students in years 4 to 8 on its Māori-medium roll divided by 18; and

##### (vi)

the number of any students in years 4 to 8 on its non-Māori-medium roll divided by 29:

##### (b)

the sum of—

##### (i)

the number of any students in years 9 and 10 on its Māori-medium roll divided by 20; and

##### (ii)

the number of any students in years 9 and 10 on its non-Māori-medium roll divided by 23.5; and

##### (iii)

the number of any year 11 students on its Māori-medium roll divided by 20; and

##### (iv)

the number of any year 11 students on its non-Māori-medium roll divided by 23; and

##### (v)

the number of any year 12 students on its Māori-medium roll divided by 18; and

##### (vi)

the number of any year 12 students on its non-Māori-medium roll divided by 18; and

##### (vii)

the number of any students of year 13 or above on its Māori-medium roll divided by 17; and

##### (viii)

the number of any students of year 13 or above on its non-Māori-medium roll divided by 17:

##### (c)

if it has a secondary roll and that roll is 200 or less, the number obtained by—

##### (i)

multiplying that roll by 0.0035; and

##### (ii)

adding 0.5 to the resulting product; and

##### (iii)

multiplying the resulting sum by the number of levels of full-time secondary students (to a maximum of 5) on its secondary roll:

##### (d)

if it has a secondary roll and that roll is greater than 200, the product of 1.2 and the number of levels of full-time secondary students (to a maximum of 5) on its secondary roll:

##### (e)

the quotient obtained by dividing its specialist instruction roll (if any) by 120.

(3)

In this clause and clause 54, number of levels of full-time secondary students means the number of years from years 9 to 13 at which the number of students enrolled in that year is greater than 0, where the roll for year 13 is taken as the sum of the rolls for years 13 to 15.

(4)

For the purposes of subclause (2)(b)(i) to (viii), a student who is enrolled in a secondary-tertiary programme must not be counted as being on a school’s Māori-medium or non-Māori-medium roll.

(5)

This clause is subject to clause 52.

##### 52 Adjustments to calculation of curriculum delivery allowance for any school with primary roll

(1)

For a school with a primary roll of 176 or greater, if the sum referred to in clause 51(2)(a) is less than 7, the sum must be replaced by 7.

(2)

For a school that has a primary roll that is less than 176, if the sum referred to in clause 51(2)(a) does not result in a quotient of 25 or smaller when the school’s primary roll is divided by the sum’s integer value, the sum must be increased to the first whole number that will ensure that the quotient so obtained is 25 or smaller.

##### 53 Management time allowance

(1)

A school’s management time allowance (in FTTEs) is the sum obtained by adding each of the items in subclause (2) that apply to the school to the number in subclause (3) that applies to the school and, if the resulting sum is not exactly divisible by 0.1, rounding it down to 1 decimal place.

(2)

The items are, in relation to a school,—

##### (a)

the product of 0.0003 and its weighted roll:

##### (b)

the product of 0.017 and the square root of its weighted roll.

(3)

The number is—

##### (a)

0.2, if the school’s roll is 28 or less; or

##### (b)

0.3, if the school’s roll is 29 or more but less than 61; or

##### (c)

0.4, if the school’s roll is 61 or more but less than 93; or

##### (d)

0.5, if the school’s roll is 93 or more but less than 124; or

##### (e)

0.6, if the school’s roll is 124 or more but less than 156; or

##### (f)

0.7, if the school’s roll is 156 or more but less than 187; or

##### (g)

0.8, if the school’s roll is 187 or more but less than 219; or

##### (h)

0.9, if the school’s roll is 219 or more but less than 250; or

##### (i)

1.0, if the school’s roll is 250 or more.

(4)

For the purposes of the calculation in subclause (3), a restricted composite school’s roll is the sum of the number of students, if any, enrolled in years 7 to 10 at the school.

##### 54 Additional guidance allowance for high schools, area schools, restricted composite schools, and special schools

(1)

The additional guidance allowance (in FTTEs) of a high school, an area school, a restricted composite school, or a special school is, if its secondary roll is 200 or less, the number, correct to 1 decimal place, obtained by—

##### (a)

multiplying that roll by 0.00185; and

##### (b)

adding 0.08 to the resulting product; and

##### (c)

multiplying the resulting sum by the number of levels of full-time secondary students (to a maximum of 5) on its secondary roll.

(2)

The additional guidance allowance (in FTTEs) of a high school, an area school, a restricted composite school, or a special school is, if its secondary roll is greater than 200, the product, correct to 1 decimal place, of 0.45 and the number of levels of full-time secondary students (to a maximum of 5) on its secondary roll.

(3)

In this clause, number of levels of full-time secondary students has the meaning given to it in clause 51(3).

## Part 4 Rolls

#### Rolls estimated and notified soon after commencement of order

##### 55 Boards must estimate rolls

(1)

As soon as practicable after the commencement of this order, the board of every primary school must give the Secretary, on a form provided by the Secretary for the purpose, written notice of—

##### (a)

the school’s actual roll and Māori-medium roll (in the board’s opinion) as at 1 July 2014; and

##### (b)

the school’s likely roll and Māori-medium roll (in the board’s opinion) as at 1 March 2015.

(2)

As soon as practicable after the commencement of this order, the board of every other school must give the Secretary, on a form provided by the Secretary for the purpose, written notice of the school’s likely roll and Māori-medium roll (in the board’s opinion) as at 1 March 2015.

##### 56 Secretary must estimate and notify provisional rolls

(1)

As soon as practicable after the commencement of this order, the Secretary must give the board of every school written notice of the rolls estimated for that school under subclause (2), (3), or (4) (as the case may be).

(2)

The Secretary must estimate the roll and Māori-medium roll of every primary school as at 10 October 2015.

(3)

The Secretary must estimate the roll and Māori-medium roll of every intermediate school, restricted composite school, high school, and special school as at 1 March 2015.

(4)

The Secretary must, in relation to every area school,—

##### (a)

estimate the roll of the school by adding the Secretary’s estimate of the number of year 1 students as at 10 October 2015 and the number of year 2 to year 15 students as at 1 March 2015; and

##### (b)

estimate the Māori-medium roll of the school by adding the Secretary’s estimates of the number of year 1 Māori-medium students as at 10 October 2015 and the number of year 2 to year 15 Māori-medium students as at 1 March 2015.

(5)

The Secretary must not estimate a school’s roll or Māori-medium roll under subclauses (2) to (4) without considering—

##### (a)

the notice, if any, given by the board under clause 55; and

##### (b)

all written evidence and argument that the board supplied with the notice.

#### Ascertaining, notifying, and confirming March and October rolls from March 2015 onwards

##### 57 Board must ascertain and notify March rolls

As soon as practicable after 1 March 2015, the board of every school must give the Secretary, on a form provided by the Secretary for the purpose, written notice of the school’s roll and Māori-medium roll as at 1 March 2015.

##### 58 Secretary must confirm March rolls if notice received from board

(1)

This clause applies where the Secretary receives a notice under clause 57 from a board before 11 March 2015.

(2)

Where this clause applies, the Secretary must, as soon as practicable, take any steps that he or she thinks fit to verify the numbers notified by the board.

(3)

If the Secretary is satisfied that the numbers notified are accurate, he or she must give the board written notice that,—

##### (a)

for any school other than an area school, confirms those numbers as the rolls; or

##### (b)

for an area school, confirms those numbers, with the addition of eleven-twelfths of the number of year 1 students and year 1 Māori-medium students (rounded up to the next whole number if it is not already a whole number), as the rolls.

(4)

If the Secretary is satisfied that the numbers notified are not accurate, at any time before 15 April 2015 he or she must give the board written notice that—

##### (a)

states that he or she is satisfied that the numbers notified by the board are not accurate; and

##### (b)

specifies his or her best estimate of the school’s roll and Māori-medium roll as at 1 March 2015; and

##### (c)

states that,—

##### (i)

for any school other than an area school, that estimate will have effect as the school’s confirmed rolls; or

##### (ii)

for an area school, that estimate, with the addition of eleven-twelfths of the number of year 1 students and year 1 Māori-medium students (rounded up to the next whole number if it is not already a whole number), will have effect as the school’s confirmed rolls.

##### 59 Secretary must ascertain March rolls if notice not received from board

(1)

This clause applies where the Secretary does not receive a notice under clause 57 from a board before 11 March 2015.

(2)

Where this clause applies, the Secretary must, as soon as practicable, take any steps that he or she thinks fit to ascertain the school’s roll and Māori-medium roll as at 1 March 2015.

(3)

The Secretary must give the board at any time before 15 April 2015 written notice that—

##### (a)

states that he or she did not receive a notice under clause 57 from the board before 11 March 2015; and

##### (b)

specifies his or her best estimate of the school’s roll and Māori-medium roll as at 1 March 2015; and

##### (c)

states that,—

##### (i)

for any school other than an area school, that estimate will have effect as the school’s confirmed rolls; or

##### (ii)

for an area school, that estimate, with the addition of eleven-twelfths of the number of year 1 students and year 1 Māori-medium students (rounded up to the next whole number if it is not already a whole number), will have effect as the school’s confirmed rolls.

##### 60 Secretary must estimate primary school rolls as at 10 October 2015

(1)

As soon as practicable after 10 March 2015, the Secretary must give the board of every primary school written notice of the roll and Māori-medium roll estimated for that school as at 10 October 2015.

(2)

The Secretary’s estimate of the school’s 10 October 2015 roll must not be less than the number obtained by adding the non-Māori-medium roll component of its March rolls and eleven-twelfths of the number of year 1 students in that component (rounded up to the next whole number if it is not already a whole number).

(3)

The Secretary’s estimate of the school’s 10 October 2015 Māori-medium roll must not be less than the number obtained by adding the non-Māori-medium roll component of its March rolls and eleven-twelfths of the number of year 1 students in that component (rounded up to the next whole number if it is not already a whole number).

(4)

If the Secretary receives a notice under clause 57 from a primary school’s board before 11 March 2015, he or she must not estimate the school’s roll or Māori-medium roll as at 10 October 2015 under subclauses (2) and (3) without considering that notice and all written evidence and argument that the board supplied with that notice.

#### How certain types of students are treated for purposes of determining rolls

##### 61 Certain international students not counted

An international student must not be included in any roll or special education list for the purposes of this order unless he or she is a student—

##### (a)

of a kind or description exempted (under a notice under section 4C of the Act having effect in 2014) from the payment of all of the amount required by section 4B of the Act to be paid; or

##### (b)

in respect of whom all the amount required by section 4B of the Act to be paid has been or is to be paid by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

##### 62 Part-time students enrolled in high schools or in area schools

(1)

Every part-time student enrolled or to be enrolled at a high school or an area school must be treated as a fraction of a full-time student calculated, for each year level, by dividing by 20 the number of hours of tuition the student receives or is to receive in a normal week (a result for a year level that is not a whole number being increased, for that year level, to the next whole number).

(2)

Clause 61 overrides subclause (1).

##### 63 Secondary students enrolled in combined secondary-tertiary courses

(1)

Every secondary student enrolled in a combined secondary-tertiary course must be treated as a fraction of a full-time student calculated in accordance with the following formula:

a = b ÷ (b + c)

where—

- a
is the fraction of a full-time student calculation result

- b
is the average number of hours of secondary schooling tuition the student receives or is to receive in a week

- c
is the average number of tertiary learning hours the student receives or is to receive in a week.

(2)

For the purposes of this clause, combined secondary-tertiary course means a course of combined secondary and tertiary education for a secondary student that the Secretary has, by notice in writing to the school where the student is enrolled, approved as a course to which this clause applies.

## Part 5 Provisions relating to specified schools or types of school

#### Application of Parts 3 and 4 to schools listed in Schedules 6 to 8

##### 64 Provisions in Parts 3 and 4 that apply to schools in this Part

(1)

A special school listed in any of Schedules 6 to 8 has 1 or more of the following allowances and entitlements that apply to the school:

##### (a)

any special education staffing allowance calculated under clause 30:

##### (b)

any special education management allowance calculated under clause 31:

##### (c)

any beginning teacher allowance calculated under clause 32:

##### (d)

any overseas teacher time allowance calculated under clause 36:

##### (e)

any classroom release time allowance calculated under clause 38:

##### (f)

any attached unit allowance as shown in Schedule 4 opposite the school’s name and the name of its attached unit in the appropriate columns of that schedule:

##### (g)

any entitlements arising from an entitlement transfer agreement.

(2)

Except as provided in subclause (1) and in clauses 48 and 49, Parts 3 and 4 do not apply to a special school that is listed in any of Schedules 6 to 8.

#### Entitlement staffing, principal’s grade, and salary units of schools listed in Schedules 6 to 8

##### 65 Special schools for Child, Youth and Family students

The entitlement staffing, principal’s grade, and salary units of a special school for Child, Youth and Family students specified in the first column of Schedule 6 are as specified opposite its name in the appropriate column of that schedule.

##### 66 Special residential schools

The entitlement staffing, principal’s grade, and salary units of a special residential school specified in the first column of Schedule 7 are as specified opposite its name in the appropriate column of that schedule.

##### 67 Regional hospital and health schools

The entitlement staffing, principal’s grade, and salary units of a regional hospital and health school specified in the first column of Schedule 8 are as specified opposite its name in the appropriate column of that schedule.

## Part 6 Exemptions

##### 68 Special reason

The Secretary may exempt a board, in respect of a school it administers, from the limitations imposed by this order if there is a special reason for an exemption for the school, being a reason that applies only to the school or to some other schools, but not being a reason that applies to all other schools.

##### 69 Schools subject to interventions

If the Minister or the Secretary has applied any of the interventions described in Part 7A of the Act to a school, the Secretary may exempt the board or any commissioner of the school from any or all of the limitations imposed by this order, and may impose conditions on any exemption, if the Secretary is satisfied that the exemption and any conditions are necessary in the circumstances.

##### 70 Board-funded teachers

The Secretary may exempt a board, in respect of a school it administers, from the limitations imposed by this order if the Minister has given consent to the board under section 91F(b) of the Act.

##### 71 Overriding of clause 14(1) and (2) for supernumerary teachers after notice of provisional rolls

(1)

A board may continue to employ any permanently appointed regular teacher who, following receipt of the Secretary’s notice of the school’s provisional rolls, has become supernumerary.

(2)

This clause overrides clause 14(1) and (2).

##### 72 Overriding of clause 14(1) and (2) based on employment over all 2015 school year

(1)

A board may employ more permanently appointed regular teachers than is permitted under clause 14(1), and may employ more other regular teachers than is permitted under clause 14(2), if,—

##### (a)

at some other time during the 2015 school year, the board has employed, or will employ, fewer regular teachers than the prescribed number; and

##### (b)

the employment of those teachers does not, at any time, cause the number of regular teachers employed by the board at the school to exceed by more than 10% the number of FTTEs that the board is entitled to employ at the school under clause 14(1) or (2); and

##### (c)

the net effect during the 2015 school year of employing the additional teachers does not result in the school’s board employing regular teachers representing a greater number of FTTEs than it is entitled to employ over that school year.

(2)

This clause overrides clause 14(1) and (2).

##### 73 Suspension of clause 72 if 10% limit exceeded

(1)

The Secretary may notify a board, in writing, that clause 72 does not apply to it if the circumstances in subclause (2) exist.

(2)

The circumstances are that, contrary to clause 72, the board employs a regular teacher whose employment causes the number of regular teachers employed at the school to exceed by more than 10% the number of FTTEs that the board is entitled to employ at the school.

(3)

Clause 72 does not apply to a board that receives a notice under subclause (1) from the date of receipt of the notice until the date on which the notice ceases to apply in accordance with subclause (4).

(4)

A notice under subclause (1) applies from the date on which it is received by the board until the date on which the number of regular teachers employed by the board at the school during the year up to that date equals the number of FTTEs that the board was entitled to employ at the school under clause 14(1) or (2) during that period.

##### 74 Exemption for surplus to carry over until 31 March 2015

(1)

(2)

The circumstances are that the board employed fewer regular teachers at the school during the 2014 school year than equated to the number of FTTEs that the board was entitled to employ under a provision set out in clause 14 of the Education (2014 School Staffing) Order 2013.

(3)

In this clause, surplus means a positive number that is obtained by subtracting the number of FTTEs that the board employed at a school during the 2014 school year from the number it was entitled to employ at the school under clause 14 of the Education (2014 School Staffing) Order 2013.

##### 75 Roll increases

The Secretary may exempt a board, in respect of a school it administers, from the limitations imposed by this order if there has been an unusual increase in the number of students enrolled at the school.

##### 76 Time allowance for teachers on long-term training

The Secretary may exempt a board, in respect of a school it administers, from the limitations imposed by this order if the Secretary considers that the school needs a long-term training course allowance of up to 1 FTTE for each teacher absent on a long-term training course.

##### 77 Resource teachers

(1)

The Secretary may exempt a board, in respect of a school it administers, from the limitations imposed by this order in 1 or more of the following circumstances:

##### (a)

students enrolled at the school or at other schools have particular educational needs that can and should be met by the employment of 1 or more resource teachers: learning and behaviour:

##### (b)

students enrolled at the school have particular educational needs that can and should be met by the employment of 1 or more resource teachers: literacy or resource teachers: literacy (Māori):

##### (c)

students enrolled at the school have particular educational needs that can and should be met by the employment of 1 or more resource teachers: Māori.

(2)

The maximum number of FTTEs in respect of which the Secretary may grant an exemption under subclause (1) (on a national basis and across all State schools of any type) is,—

##### (a)

in respect of resource teachers: learning and behaviour, the number obtained by dividing the total number of year 1 to year 10 students enrolled at state schools by 633:

##### (b)

in respect of resource teacher managers: learning and behaviour, 40:

##### (c)

in respect of resource teachers: literacy (which includes resource teachers: literacy (Māori)), 121:

##### (d)

in respect of resource teachers: Māori, 53.

##### 78 Protection of supernumerary teachers

The Secretary may exempt a board, in respect of a school it administers, from the limitations imposed by this order, if the exemption is necessary to preserve the continued employment of any permanently appointed regular teacher employed by the board immediately before 1 January 2015 who is for the time being supernumerary, having been declared surplus by virtue of amalgamation, merger, change of status, closure, or a fall in the roll of the school.

##### 79 Reading recovery in primary and area schools

(1)

The Secretary may exempt the board of a primary school or an area school, in respect of a school it administers, from the limitations imposed by this order if 1 or more of the following circumstances exist:

##### (a)

the school participates in the training of reading recovery teachers:

##### (b)

because of the size or location of the school, the students of the school need to have a reading recovery teacher based at the school:

##### (c)

the school provides a base from which its reading recovery teacher can serve both that school and other schools in the area.

(2)

The maximum number of FTTEs in respect of which an exemption under subclause (1) may be granted (on a national basis and across all primary and area schools) is 271.

##### 80 Normal and model schools

The Secretary may exempt a board, in respect of a normal or model school it administers, from the limitations imposed by this order to ensure that the school is able—

##### (a)

to recruit and retain sufficient skilled and experienced teachers to carry out the special functions of normal and model schools; and

##### (b)

to carry out the extra work required by the performance of those functions.

##### 81 Maintenance of specified programmes in high schools and area schools

The Secretary may exempt a board, in respect of a high school or an area school it administers, from the limitations imposed by this order if the Secretary believes that—

##### (a)

the school’s staffing has been (or, but for the exemption, would be) affected by a fall in its roll; and

##### (b)

it is desirable to grant an exemption (sufficient to restore the school’s staffing to its 2014 level or some lower level) in order to maintain a specified programme of instruction, the continued provision of which would otherwise be at risk.

##### 82 Protection of associate principals in high schools

The Secretary may exempt a board, in respect of a high school it administers, from the limitations imposed by this order if the Secretary believes that—

##### (a)

the school’s entitlement to an associate principal has been (or, but for the exemption, would be) affected by a reorganisation, change in attendance, closure, amalgamation, or change in class of the school; and

##### (b)

it is desirable to exempt the board from the limitation in order to preserve the position.

##### 83 Deaf and hearing-impaired students

(1)

The Secretary may exempt the boards of Kelston Deaf Education Centre and van Asch Deaf Education Centre from the limitations imposed by this order if the students at those schools have particular educational needs that can and should be met by the employment of not more than 107.5 resource teachers: hearing.

(2)

From the number of resource teachers: hearing identified in subclause (1), the Secretary must determine the number of those teachers to be allocated to each of Kelston Deaf Education Centre and van Asch Deaf Education Centre.

##### 84 Blind and vision-impaired students

The Secretary may exempt the board of BLENNZ from the limitations imposed by this order if the students at the school have particular educational needs that can and should be met by the employment of not more than 52 resource teachers: vision.

Clause 84: amended, on 27 March 2015, by clause 8 of the Education (2015 School Staffing) Amendment Order 2015 (LI 2015/36).

## Part 7 Revocation

##### 85 Revocation

The Education (2013 School Staffing) Order 2012 (SR 2012/97) is revoked.

## Schedule 1 Grades for principals’ positions

Principal’s grade | Roll range | |
---|---|---|

U1 | 1–50 | |

U2 | 51–100 | |

U3 | 101–150 | |

U4 | 151–300 | |

U5 | 301–500 | |

U6 | 501–675 | |

U7 | 676–850 | |

U8 | 851–1 025 | |

U9 | 1 026–1 200 | |

U10 | 1 201–1 400 | |

U11 | 1 401–1 600 | |

U12 | 1 601–1 800 | |

U13 | 1 801–2 000 | |

U14 | 2 001–2 200 | |

U15 | 2 201–2 400 | |

U16 | 2 401 and above |

## Schedule 2 Activity centre allowance

School | Staffing (FTTEs) | Salary units | ||
---|---|---|---|---|

Bayfield High School | 2.0 | 2 | ||

Gisborne Girls’ High School | 2.0 | 2 | ||

Hastings Boys’ High School | 2.0 | 2 | ||

James Hargest College | 2.0 | 2 | ||

Napier Boys’ High School | 2.0 | 2 | ||

Otahuhu College | 2.0 | 2 | ||

Palmerston North Boys’ High School | 2.0 | 2 | ||

Papakura High School | 2.0 | 2 | ||

Rotorua Boys’ High School | 2.0 | 2 | ||

Spotswood College | 2.0 | 2 | ||

St Catherine’s College (Kilbirnie) | 2.0 | 2 | ||

Taita College | 2.0 | 2 | ||

Tawa College | 2.0 | 2 | ||

Western Springs College | 2.0 | 2 |

## Schedule 3 Teen parent unit allowance

Approved maximum roll | Staffing (FTTEs) | Salary units | ||
---|---|---|---|---|

20 | 2.0 | 2 | ||

25 | 2.5 | 2 | ||

30 | 3.0 | 3 | ||

35 | 3.5 | 3 | ||

40 | 4.0 | 4 | ||

45 | 4.5 | 4 | ||

50 | 5.0 | 5 |

## Schedule 4 Units attached to special schools

School | Attached unit | Entitlement staffing in FTTEs | Salary units | |||

Central Regional Health School | Epuni Education Programme | 5.60 | 4 | |||

Central Regional Health School | Lower North Youth Justice Residence | 8.9 | 8 | |||

Kingslea School | Te Maioha o Parekarangi Rotorua Youth Justice Residence | 8.9 | 8 |

## Schedule 5 Instrumental and vocal music tuition

School | Staffing (FTTEs) | ||
---|---|---|---|

Auckland Grammar School | 4.0 | ||

Freyberg High School | 2.0 | ||

Geraldine High School | 5.0 | ||

Hagley Community College | 14.0 | ||

James Hargest College | 5.0 | ||

Macleans College | 2.0 | ||

Mt Albert Grammar School | 2.0 | ||

Otahuhu College | 1.0 | ||

Pakuranga College | 1.0 | ||

Queen’s High School | 7.0 | ||

Rangitoto College | 2.0 | ||

Saint Peter’s College (Auckland) | 1.0 | ||

Tauranga Boys’ College | 4.0 | ||

Waikato Diocesan School for Girls | 12.0 | ||

Whakatane High School | 2.0 |

## Schedule 6 Entitlement staffing, etc, of special schools for Child, Youth and Family students

School | Entitlement staffing in FTTEs | Principal’s grade | Salary units | |||

Kingslea | 16.8 | U6 | 19 |

## Schedule 7 Entitlement staffing, etc, for special residential schools

School | Entitlement staffing in FTTEs | Principal’s grade | Salary units | |||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Halswell Residential College | 7.9 | U4 | 7 | |||

Salisbury School | 7.5 | U4 | 7 | |||

Westbridge Residential School | 10 | U4 | 10 |

## Schedule 8 Entitlement staffing, etc, for regional hospital and health schools

Schedule 8: replaced, on 27 March 2015, by clause 9 of the Education (2015 School Staffing) Amendment Order 2015 (LI 2015/36).

School | Entitlement staffing in FTTEs | Principal’s grade | Salary units | |||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Central Regional Health School | 22.20 | U6 | 25 | |||

Northern Health School | 66.90 | U8 | 83 | |||

Southern Regional Health School | 24.40 | U5 | 28 |

Michael Webster,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Date of notification in *Gazette*: 31 July 2014.

###### Reprints notes

###### 1 General

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###### 4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Education (2017 School Staffing) Order 2016 (LI 2016/179): clause 88

Education (2015 School Staffing) Amendment Order 2015 (LI 2015/36)