Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

A Memorandum of Understanding to improve student safety

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve student safety


The New Zealand Teachers Council and the New Zealand School Trustees Association are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

“Students are the reason for this MoU. We want students to feel their schools are safe and encouraging places where their learning needs are met”, NZSTA President Lorraine Kerr said today.

The two organisations have previously had an informal agreement to work together to strengthen communications and develop collaborative strategies. This formal MoU takes that to the next level, with specific commitments and agreed processes.

“This MoU shows both organisations’ commitment to a safe, supportive and high quality learning environment for all students”, NZTC Acting Director Rob McIntosh said.

The MoU will help Boards of Trustees to understand their obligations as employers. This includes how and when they are obliged to report unsafe, inappropriate or incompetent staff behaviour to the Teachers Council.

The strengthened flow of information will also help Boards to make good choices when appointing new staff, to ensure only safe and competent teachers are responsible for students’ learning and safety.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'


The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>


Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland