3.6 High Priority Principals' Allowance

The High Priority Principals’ Allowance (HPPA) provisions below shall apply to principals employed in those secondary schools identified by the Ministry of Education as requiring additional support for recruitment and retention. The schools identified by the Ministry are those set out in separate advice and may be changed by the Ministry as needs change, no more than annually, after consultation with the NZPPTA and SPANZ Union.

    1. Full-time fully registered teachers employed as principal on a permanent or long-term relieving basis of two consecutive terms or more shall be entitled to receive the allowance of $3000 per annum.
    2. Principals moving to a school which has been designated as a HPPA status are entitled to either the transfer and removal provisions of this agreement or the National Relocation Grant. On completion of a minimum of three years' continuous service in one or more HPPA schools a principal shall have access to the transfer and removal provisions of this Agreement when moving from this category of school to another principal position in a state or integrated school.
    3. In the event that a school is removed from the HPPA coverage, a principal in receipt of the HPPA immediately prior to that change, shall continue to receive the allowance until the end of the school year. Principals so affected shall retain their entitlement to the transfer and removal provisions of this Agreement for a further three years.
    4. A principal in receipt of the Principal Recruitment Allowance is not entitled to receive the High Priority Principals’ Allowance at the same time.

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