As a school trustee 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.
Click above to go to a specific module library or click here to jump to the fast index page
TERM 2 WORKSHOPS ARE ONLINE
Due to COVID-19, NZSTA’s Term 2 workshops are being offered online using a flipped classroom concept so that we can continue to upskill you, our member boards.
Here you will find our latest e-learning videos. These will guide you through our workshop topics and activities for each video. See links below to download the workshop resources:
We recommend downloading a copy of the workshop resource prior to watching the video.
You will then be able to attend a Zoom meeting to discuss the activities given to you throughout each video and learn with the facilitator leading this.
Video 1: Student achievement
Video 2: Community engagement, concerns and complaints
LATEST LEARNING FOR TRUSTEES
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.
"What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people."
How will/do you as a trustee ensure the wellbeing of your school and yourself?
Please click below to go to our new wellbeing page where you can take focused learning and access additional services to support you and your school with wellbeing in 2020
BOARDS AND ELECTRONIC MEETINGS
The Education Act 1989 allows for boards of trustees to meet using electronic methods. What does this mean and what would a board need to consider? Find out more here.
COLLECTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS
A number of collective employment agreements (CEA) apply to board employees. As the employer, the board should be aware of the types of collective employment agreements may be in use within the school as these give guidance to the employment conditions of the board's staff.
Which collective employment agreements are relevant to your school? What sorts of information is in these agreements? Find out more here.