House of Representatives
Supplementary Order Paper
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Education Legislation Bill
Chris Hipkins, in Committee, to move the following amendments:
New subpart 14A
After clause 34 (page 15, after line 31), insert:
Subpart 14A—Amendments to Part 32 (Education Council)
34A Section 380 (Composition of Education Council)
Replace section 380 with:
380 Composition of Education Council
The Education Council comprises 13 members as follows:
7 elected members (each of whom must be a registered teacher holding a current practising certificate), being—
1 teacher representing the early childhood sector, elected by teachers from the sector; and
1 teacher representing the primary sector, elected by teachers from that sector; and
1 teacher representing the secondary sector, elected by teachers from that sector; and
1 teacher educator, elected by registered teachers working in the fields of initial and ongoing teacher education; and
1 principal representing the primary sector, elected by principals from that sector; and
1 principal representing the secondary sector, elected by principals from that sector; and
1 head teacher, senior teacher, or supervisor, representing leadership in the early childhood education sector, elected by leaders from that sector:
6 members appointed by the Minister in accordance with clause 1 of schedule 21.
The Minister must appoint 1 of the members appointed or elected under this section as chairperson.
The elected members of the Education Council must be elected in accordance with rules made under section 388 by registered teachers who each hold a current practising certificate.
The first elections for the elected members must be held as soon as practicable after the commencement of this section but, until the date on which the elected members take office following these elections, the Education Council remains in place.
In order to provide for the staggered turnover of members, the Minister may specify, when appointing members to hold office when this section comes into force, which members are to hold office for 3 years (which is the standard term of office specified in subsection (7)), and which are to hold office for 18 months.
An elected member becomes a member of the Education Council on the date fixed by the Education Council as the date on which elected members take office.
The term of office of every elected member is 3 years.
Despite subsection (7), every elected member continues in office until his or her successor comes into office.
New subpart 16
After clause 35 (page 16, after line 5), insert:
Subpart 16—Amendments to Schedule 21 (Governance provisions of Education Council)
35AA Schedule 21 amended
In Schedule 21, replace clause 1 with:
1 Ministerial appointment as member
The members of the Education Council appointed by the Minister must be persons nominated after notification of the Education Council vacancy in the Gazette and the consultation by the Minister undertaken in accordance with subclause (3).
A Gazette notice made under subclause (1) must specify the appointment process and must list the criteria for appointment specified in subclauses (3) and (4).
At least 1 of the members appointed by the Minister must be appointed after consultation by the Minister with such representatives of parent and community interest groups in relation to schools and ECE services as the Minister thinks fit.
In appointing a member of the Education Council, the Minister must—
take into account each candidate’s ability to carry out the duties of a member of the Education Council and represent the public interest; and
have regard to the collective skills, experience, and knowledge making up the overall composition of the Education Council, including (but not limited to) the candidate’s knowledge and experience in any of the following areas:
leadership experience and skills:
understanding of the partnership principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
In Schedule 21, clause 3(1), after
“that the Minister has appointed under section 380(1)(a)”.