The Education Act has changed.

The new legislation comes into effect on 19 May 2017. 
We have created an overview of these changes.

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Secondary School Specialist Classroom Teacher

A Secondary School Specialist Classroom Teacher (SCT) provides professional development, guidance, mentoring and induction to other staff.

SCTs are appointed from a school's permanent staff. They get a Specialist Classroom Teacher allowance and a certain number of hours per week for their duties. The  Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement, clause 3.8B, sets out the relevant allowances and requirements.

SCT time

This time is in addition to the teachers' usual non-contact time.

SCT requirements

An SCT must:

SCT payment and allowances

An SCT is eligible for:

Note: An SCT cannot hold any permanent units - they can keep one fixed term unit if the school requires them to continue a specific responsibility.

Appointing a SCT outside the terms and guidelines

Under some circumstances, schools may be able to appoint a SCT, who does not meet the guidelines and terms of the collective agreement. To do this, they will need concurrence (official agreement) from the Ministry of Education.

Note: the summary on this page is not intended as a substitute for the full text of the collective agreement, or for expert advice from the New Zealand School Trustees Association)

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