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Recruitment update: Teacher recruitment 2019

Over 800 overseas teachers are ready for primary and secondary schools to interview for them to start at the beginning of next year.

"We are very pleased that our recruitment campaign to attract qualified teachers to

New Zealand schools for the start of Term 1 has made such good progress," says

Ellen MacGregor-Reid, the Ministry of Education’s Deputy Secretary for Early Learning and Student Achievement.

"We are confident that the interest we are getting from overseas teachers on a daily basis is enough to meet demand for teachers in both primary and secondary schools.

"With more than 800 teachers ready for interview for the 270 teaching vacancies lodged with our recruitment agents this is an encouraging position for teacher recruitment ahead of the 2019 year.

"We are continuing to remind principals to advertise their vacancies by Friday 21 December to be in the best possible position to fill their roles in time."

Overseas recruitment progress to-date includes:

-Over 800 overseas teachers ready for interviews (primary 48% and secondary 52%)

-Over 5,800 applications from overseas teachers, with hundreds currently making their way through the recruitment pipeline

-150 teaching roles accepted (primary 65% and secondary 35% (73% of these roles were in shortage subjects of science, technology, engineering, mathematics))

Overseas teachers working in our schools will meet the existing New Zealand standards for teaching qualifications, registration with the Teaching Council, and immigration requirements. They will also receive induction support to understand the cultural context of New Zealand and the New Zealand Curriculum.

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