APPA / PCT Project 2020

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) 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.

60 grants will be available for 2020.

Features of the Scheme

  • Participating schools will commit to employing PCTs (Beginning Teachers) from the start of the 2020 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 PCTs 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.

Applications close on 20 September 2019. To apply, go to the APPA website.


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