Supplementary Order Paper No 107

No 107

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Education Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Erica Stanford, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 18

In clause 18, new clause 12A, after subclause (2) (page 8, after line 18), insert:

(2A)

Any employee in a teaching position who is not a registered teacher may be appointed to an equivalent position for up to 5 years, provided that they are undertaking the process of becoming a registered teacher.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Education Amendment Bill.

The Bill provides for employees of a partnership school kura hourua transitioning to a specified State school to be offered an equivalent position at that specified State school, unless they are not a registered teacher. This amendment seeks to achieve fairness and equity by offering the same terms to non-registered teachers. The expiry date of 5 years provides for these teachers to upskill and undertake a registration process. The amendment would allow non-registered teachers’ special skills and knowledge to be retained by the specified State school and continue to enhance and support the school’s special character.