Voluntary Bonding Scheme

The Voluntary Bonding Scheme is one of a number of initiatives to boost teacher supply in hard-to-staff schools.

The Education Minister has asked us to review the scheme to see how it might better respond to supply pressures and has announced that she has committed to expanding it to all Auckland schools. The details are being worked through as part of the review, which will include looking at any impacts of the expansion on low decile schools.

The review and any proposed changes will not affect schools that are currently eligible for the Voluntary Bonding Scheme. The current eligibility criteria can be found on the application guide on the right hand side of this page, or by following the link in the navigation pane on the left hand side of this page.

If you have any questions about the current scheme, please call the Voluntary Bonding helpline on 0800 550 790 or email voluntary.bonding@education.govt.nz.

Further information about the review will be published on this website as it becomes available.

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