Accord Teacher Only Days
Eight additional Teacher Only Days were allocated in an Accord between the Ministry of Education, NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA Te Wehengarua to be used between November 2020 and the end of 2022, and will not extend the school year.
These days are to support the implementation of changes to NCEA, and the wider strengthening of curriculum, progress and achievement practice.
Further information on the Accord can be found at: https://www.education.govt.nz/school/school-terms-and-holiday-dates/accord-teacher-only-days
Accord Teacher Only Days in 2022
The following dates have been confirmed as the 2022 Accord Teacher Only Days for secondary schools and wharekura, to support the implementation of the NCEA Change Programme:
|9 or 10 May||Hawke’s Bay, Tairāwhiti, Waikato|
|11 or 12 May||Canterbury, Otago, Southland|
|12 or 13 May||Bay of Plenty, Waiariki|
|16 or 17 May||Auckland|
|18 or 19 May||Wellington, Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū|
|19 or 20 May||Tai Tokerau, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast|
|22 August||Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast|
|23 August||Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū, Waikato|
|24 August||Auckland, Hawke’s Bay, Tairāwhiti|
|25 August||Tai Tokerau, Bay of Plenty, Waiariki|
|26 August||Otago, Southland, Wellington|
|21 - 25 November||Schools can choose any two days within the window|
|28 November - 2 December|
TOD 4 (November 2021)
The fourth Accord Teacher Only Day can be held on any day from November 1 to the end of the school year. This acknowledges that the original scheduled dates in late November and early December may no longer meet the needs of some schools and communities.
The focus of this TOD will be to provide an opportunity for schools to refresh and consolidate the changes introduced in earlier TODs. Supporting materials will be provided which touch on a variety of customisable topics related to local course design, allowing schools to dip into what’s most important for its teachers.
TOD 3 (August 2021)
The third Accord Teacher Only Day took place in August 2021. The focus of this day was the Review of Achievement Standards for Level 1 of the NZC and TMOA.
TOD 2 (May 2021)
The focus of the May 2021 Teacher Only days was 2 of the 7 changes to strengthen NCEA:
- Mana Ōrite mō te Mātauranga Māori: This is an opportunity to explore in more depth why this change is important, consider some of the real-life successes in supporting mana ōrite mō te mārautanga Māori in secondary schools and korero about where your school is currently sitting on its own journey.
- Strengthening Literacy & Numeracy and Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau: This is a focus on what the core curriculum changes are and why they are important. Including opportunities for you to discuss what the changes to Literacy & Numeracy standards mean in your school and what tools and supports you might need to aide your school’s change journey.
TOD 1 (November 2020)
The November 2020 Accord Teacher Only Day was held in teachers’ own schools, with light-touch facilitation by school staff. This day focused on introducing the NCEA Change Programme and the reasons for change, what the changes are including the Review of Achievement Standards, and introduced the plan for implementing the changes.