Fixed term and non-permanent appointments in schools (tenure)
- Last Updated on Monday, 07 March 2016 18:32
A fixed term agreement is when your job at a school is temporary rather than permanent. For example, you might be appointed to a full-time position at a high school to teach English for a year or you may be appointed to work on a literacy project at a high school and your employment will conclude at the end of the project.
PPTA field officers commonly become involved in disputes over the tenure of the jobs of individual teachers. Many of these could be avoided if schools followed the provisions of the relevant collective agreement.
Fixed term agreements: guidelines to the Employment Relations Act 2000 (Download advice)
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