Teaching Council Panel Members
The Teaching Council is calling for applications from teachers, leaders and teacher educators for 3 of its panels; the Registration Panel, Disciplinary Tribunal and Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Programme Approval and Review Panel.
Application forms, position descriptions, and more information about the panels is available on the Teaching Council’s website: www.teachingcouncil.nz/vacancies
ITE Programme Approval and Review Panel
The purpose of the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Programme Approval and Review Panel is to assess applications for programme approval against the Teaching Council’s ITE Requirements. In particular, whether the programme, and its accompanying assessment framework, will ensure graduates meet the Standards for the Teaching Profession (in a supported environment).
The purpose of the Registration Panel is to facilitate decision, making and expedite the registration process for teachers. The function of the panel is to make decisions on applications for teacher registration where there are serious concerns relating to a teacher’s character and fitness to teach, a teacher’s registration or practising certificate has previously been cancelled or declined.
Applications will be referred to the panel when internal decision processes have been unable to make a decision as to whether the applicant has met the good character or fit to be a teacher criteria, or in matters considered to be severe.
The New Zealand Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal (Tribunal) is a quasi-judicial body that considers matters referred to it by the Complaints Assessment Committee (CAC) of the Teaching Council.
Tribunal hearings are formal procedures and conducted in a manner very similar to a court. The Tribunal operates as a panel, generally of 3 people. The chairperson is a lawyer, with the balance of the panel being experienced teachers.
Find out more about the Disciplinary Tribunal here.