Area School Principals' Collective Agreement

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Terms of Settlement

Area School Principals' Collective Agreement
Effective: 6 September 2019 to 5 September 2022

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  • Terms of Settlement
    • This document sets out the agreed components of the settlement of the Area School Principals’ Collective Agreement 2019-2022 (ASPCA). This agreement has been settled between the Secretary for Education, the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) and the New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa (NZEI Te Riu Roa) and will be subject to ratification by PPTA and NZEI Te Riu Roa members pursuant to section 51 of the Employment Relations Act 2000.

      The terms outlined in this document are valid for ratification by PPTA and NZEI Te Riu Roa members, provided ratification is confirmed and the new ASPCA is signed no later than 3pm, 6 September 2019.

      1.  Term

      The ASPCA will be effective from 6 September 2019 to 5 September 2022.

      2.  Remuneration

      The parties agree that the increases to remuneration outlined below will take effect from 20 August 2019, 20 August 2020 and 20 August 2021 respectively.

      The parties agree to three increases to the roll-based and staffing-based components of principal remuneration.

      The parties also agree to increase the decile based component of U1 principals’ salary.

      The rate of the annual increases to the roll-based, staffing-based and decile components will be:

      Effective date Remuneration change
      20 August 2019 Roll based component:
      • Increase of 3% for principals of U2-U16
      • Increase of 14.4% for principals of U1 schools, to reflect the merging of U1 and U2 rates of pay
      Decile based components:
      • Increase of 13.4% for principals of U1 schools, to reflect the merging of U1 and U2 rates of pay
      Staffing based component:
      • Increase of 3% for all principals
      20 August 2020 Roll based component:
      • Increase of 3% for all principals
      Staffing based component:
      • Increase of 3% for all principals
      20 August 2021 Roll based component:
      • Increase of 3% for all principals
      Staffing based component:
      • Increase of 3% for all principals

      3.  Area School Prinicpals' Payment (clause 3.8)

      The parties agree to increase the rate of the base component of the Area School Principals' Payment as follows:

       U-gradeRates effective
      2 June 2018
      Rates effective
      28 January 2020
      Rates effective
      28 January 2021
      Rates effective
      28 January 2022
      U1 $4,320 $4,500 $7,000 $8,500
      U2, U3, U4, U5, U6 $4,320 $5,000 $7,500 $11,500
      U7, U8, U9 $4,320 $5,500 $8,000 $13,500
      U10, U11, U12, U13 $4,320 $6,000 $8,500 $15,000
      U14, U15, U16 $4,320 $6,500 $9,000 $16,000

      4. Te Rau Titoki leave (clause 5.6)

      From the start of the 2021 school year the parties agree to introduce a new category, Te Rau Titoki leave, under the paid sabbatical leave scheme. The purpose of Te Rau Titoki leave is to enable area school principals to take time to focus on undertaking the community responsibilities, outside of leading their school, that are integral to their principal role. Individuals may apply for and be granted up to 3 sabbaticals awards, to be taken consecutively, for the purpose of Te Rau Titoki leave. Criteria for Te Rau Titoki leave will be developed and agreed by the parties, prior to implementation.

      The parties also agree to increase the number of sabbaticals from 10 to 13 from the start of the 2022 school year.

      5. Parental Provisions (clause 5.8)

      The parties agree to include gender neutral Parental Provisions from 6 September 2019. The parties also agree to remove the maternity grant provisions set out in Schedule A of the ASPCA as these will be superseded by the new clause. The intention of the amendment to the Parental Grant payment is that any teacher (regardless of gender) who is the primary carer receives the grant.

      6. Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako leadership flexibility

      The parties agree to discuss greater flexibility of leadership arrangements including dual leadership, during the term of the collective agreement.

      7. Accord between the Ministry of Education, NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA

      The Ministry has entered into an Accord with the PPTA Te Wehengarua and NZEI Te Riu Roa in order to give effect to building a high trust environment where the teaching profession is highly regarded, sustainable, and is fit for now and the future of learning.

      8. Additional payment

      The parties agree that every principal who is a member of PPTA or NZEI Te Riu Roa as at 28 August 2019 and is covered by the Area School Principals’ Collective Agreement 2019–2022 on the date it commences (6 September 2019) is entitled to receive a one-off gross payment of $500.

      For the avoidance of doubt:

      • A principal who is a member of PPTA or NZEI Te Riu Roa as at 28 August 2019 and who on 6 September 2019 is covered by the ASPCA and is on approved unpaid leave under Part 5 of the ASPCA is entitled, upon application on their return, to receive the one-off gross payment of $500 on the return to their position providing that they return on or before 28 January 2020.
      • A principal who is a member of PPTA or NZEI Te Riu Roa as at 28 August 2019 and who on 6 September 2019 is covered by the ASPCA and is on approved paid leave from their position as principal on 6 September 2019 will be automatically entitled to this payment, without a requirement to apply for it.

      Principal who is a member of PPTA or NZEI Te Riu Roa as at 28 August 2019 and who on 6 September 2019 is covered by the ASPCA and is on approved parental leave is entitled, upon application on their return, to receive the one-off gross payment of $500 on the return to their position providing that they return on or before 6 September 2020.
      A principal may not receive more than $500 gross in total. A principal is not entitled to the payment if they were entitled to and received any amount up to $1,500 of the lump sum payable under any of the three collective agreements between the Secretary and NZEI Te Riu Roa and/or PPTA that cover teachers, the collective agreement between the Secretary and NZEI Te Riu Roa which covers Kindergarten Teachers, the Primary Principals’ Collective Agreement between the Secretary and NZEI Te Riu Roa or the Secondary Principals’ Collective Agreement between the Secretary and PPTA and SPANZ Union.

      9. Technical changes

      The parties agree to make any technical changes that are mutually agreed prior to the going out for ratification.

      The parties on signing this document acknowledge, subject to any subsequent agreed editorial and technical changes, that this reflects the agreements reached in the settlement of the Area School Principals’ Collective Agreement 2019-2022. 

       

      Signed in Wellington on 28 August 2019:

      Fran Renton
      Advocate 
      for PPTA

      Rosie King
      Advocate
      for the Secretary for Education

      Bella Pardoe
      Advocate
      for NZEI Te Riu Roa

      Witnessed:
      for NZSTA