3.27 Mentor Teacher Allowance

3.27.1 A teacher who has met the fully certificated or the experienced teacher professional standards in this Agreement can be designated a Mentor Teacher for:

  1. Up to one school year for:
    1. a provisionally certificated first year teacher working towards full certification.
    2. a provisionally certificated second year teacher working towards full certification.
  2. The duration the Board is receiving a time allowance for:
    1. a beginning teacher with less than two years’ experience, for whom the Board is receiving the Beginning Teacher time allowance.
    2. an overseas trained teacher with no teaching experience in New Zealand, for whom the Board is receiving the Overseas Teacher time allowance.
    3. a retrained teacher with less than twelve months’ teaching experience after retraining, for whom the Board is receiving the Retrained Teacher time allowance.

3.27.2 The mentor teacher will support the induction and mentoring programme to help newly qualified teachers, overseas teachers or teachers who have retrained to develop effective teaching practices for all learners.

3.27.3 If the total combined hours of employment of the teacher(s) being mentored are at least 0.8 FTTE the designated mentor teacher will receive a $4,000 allowance, provided the mentor teacher is not receiving at the same time an allowance payable under the provision of 3.27.4.

3.27.4 If the total combined hours of employment of the teacher(s) being mentored are at least 0.5 FTTE but less than 0.8 FTTE the designated mentor teacher will receive a $1,000 allowance, provided the mentor teacher is not receiving at the same time an allowance payable under the provision of 3.27.3.

3.27.5 A mentor teacher teacher will receive one allowance, either under 3.27.3 or 3.27.4, where they are designated to support more than one teacher concurrently.

3.27.6 A teacher can only have one designated mentor teacher at any one time.

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