Teaching Council Rules 2016

11 Investigation and referral of report or complaint by chief executive

(1)

On receipt of a report or complaint, the chief executive may do any or all of the following:

(a)

request further information from any person in order to assess what further action, if any, to take:

(b)

appoint an investigator to make an initial investigation of the report or complaint:

(c)

refer the report or complaint, or part of the report or complaint, to the Complaints Assessment Committee, a professional practice evaluator, the Teaching Council, or the teacher’s current employer, as applicable:

(d)

take no further action.

(2)

This rule does not limit the power of the Teaching Council (acting through the chief executive) to investigate and refer matters of its own motion in accordance with sections 496(2) and 506(3) of the Act.

(3)

When a matter is referred to the Complaints Assessment Committee or another body in accordance with sections 496(2) and 506(3) of the Act, it is to be treated as if a report or complaint had been made, subject to all necessary modifications in procedure.

Rule 11(1)(c): amended, on 29 September 2018, by section 12 of the Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand) Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 35).

Rule 11(1)(c): amended, on 19 May 2018, by rule 7 of the Education Council Amendment Rules 2018 (LI 2018/59).

Rule 11(2): amended, on 1 August 2020, by section 668 of the Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38).

Rule 11(2): amended, on 29 September 2018, by section 12 of the Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand) Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 35).

Rule 11(3): amended, on 1 August 2020, by section 668 of the Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38).