Verification for the allowance

Your ongoing entitlement to the allowance is subject to attestation of practice by your principal against the ACET professional criteria working with the ACET Appraisal guide, which will form part of your school’s annual appraisal process. You need to set this up with your principal. 

See the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand website for more information about effective appraisal processes.

In November each year we contact all ACET recipients’ school principals asking they complete a verification form to confirm that they agree you still meet the ACET requirements, in order for the payments to continue for the following year.

The Ministry will advise you once the forms have been sent to and returned from your principal, with the outcome.

If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for payments to continue in the following year, we will contact you with the details we hold on your file to discuss your options. 

Example of the verification form to be completed by your principal.




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