APPA / PCT Project 2019

The Auckland Primary Principals’ Association (APPA) and the Ministry of Education (the Ministry) are continuing the very successful PCT Project (previously known as the Auckland Beginning Teacher Project) as announced by Hon Chris Hipkins as part of the May budget to boost the number of teachers in high-demand subjects and locations.

The project will support these teachers through to full certification, help to ease supply pressures for the schools involved and improve what we know of the factors that build retention early in a teaching career.

Features of the Scheme

  • Participating schools will commit to employing PCTs from the start of the 2019 school year, with an induction period of up to six months where they ‘shadow’ an expert junior teacher until roll growth allows them to take leadership of their own class.
  • Participating schools will commit to providing induction and mentoring to full registration and to employing the PCT in a permanent or fixed term position (two year minimum) to enable them to meet the criteria for full registration.
  • The Ministry will provide $24K in support of each participating school to cover the first two terms of shadowing.
  • Participating PRTs will commit to teaching continuously in the school that recruits them for at least two years, enabling them to meet the criteria for full registration.
  • Participating schools and teachers will also commit to participating fully in an evaluation of the project.
  • APPA and the Ministry will promote the project to attract as many applicants as possible to roles that are advertised by participating Auckland Primary schools.
  • Participating schools are encouraged to attend the APPA Recruitment Expo on September 11 at Eden Park. Click here to register for the Expo.

To apply, please submit an Application Form, which must be completed by 3.00pm on Wendesday, 22nd August 2018. Schools selected to participate in the project will be informed of their selection on 3 September 2018.


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