As a board member or someone interested in joining a board, anything that can inform us of our role and support the process of decision-making is valuable. Professional development opens up new possibilities and ways of thinking. Knowledge is continuously evolving so it is vital that board members are ‘lifelong learners’ like tamariki in our schools.
In this Knowledge Hub you will find learning materials organised around the four areas of governance. Use the search function or fast index to find topics you want to learn more about. We wish you the very best with your learning journey!
The Education and Training Act came into effect on 01 August 2020.
Whilst some changes came into effect immediately, others will be progressively implemented up until January 2023.
This guide provides an overview of the key changes that school boards need to be aware of and points you in the right direction to find out more information.
If you have any questions, please contact our Advisory and Support Centre on 0800 782 435.
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.