Being a good employer

Who is and what is the role of the employer?

The board is the employer and has the power to appoint, suspend or dismiss staff as it sees fit.

When making any decision about a teacher (e.g. appointing, suspending, or dismissing), the board has the responsibility to act independently, i.e. without bias or external influence.

Many of these responsibilities are delegated directly to the principal.

Boards and principals can get help on HR matters from NZSTA employment advisers. 

NZSTA also offers schools resources for managing recruitment.

Recruitment and induction – NZSTA website

Updated: June 2017

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