As a school board member or someone interested in trusteeship, anything that can inform us of our role and be able to support our processes and decision making is valuable. Professional development opens us up to new possibilities and new ways of thinking.
We live in an ever-developing world of knowledge, our aim is for us all to be ‘life-long-learners’, just like our tamariki in our schools.
In this knowledge hub you will find our learning sorted into our four governance areas.
You can use the search function or fast index to discover topics you want to learn, then select one.
LATEST LEARNING FOR BOARD MEMBERS
FIXED TERM EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS
Part of the board of trustee's role includes being the employer. Fixed term employment agreements (FTEA), are a common area where boards need to fully understand implications on the employee, board resourcing and the board's role as a 'good employer'.
Whilst most boards delegate some or all of these aspects to the principal to complete, ultimately the board has responsibility for ensuring this is fulfilled effectively.
Learn more about FTEA here.
PRIVACY ABC FOR SCHOOLS
This course aims to provide an overview of privacy rights and responsibilities in the context of schools, as well as give you an understanding of how the Privacy Act is applied in practice
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
What is Digital Technology and how does this change schools' teaching and learning?
What does it mean for ongoing board monitoring and planning? Find out more here.
Source material from New Zealand Ministry of Education.
SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND THE OIA
Behind every school is a board of trustees who represent the communities they serve. Part of a board’s responsibility involves decisions on official information requests.
This video gives an overview of the OIA as it relates to school boards of trustees. It also explains the Ombudsman’s role – whether that’s offering advice and guidance about the OIA to school boards or dealing with OIA complaints.