Teacher-Only Days (TOD)


Welcome to the Teacher-Only Day Series | Nau mai ki Ngā Rangi mō ngā Kaiako-Anake

These days are for schools and kura to prepare for the changes to NCEA in the way that best suits them.

The next Teacher-Only Day| Ngā Rangi mō ngā Kaiako-Anake window is from 21 November – 2 December. Two Teacher-Only Days are allocated for this window. If you would like support to connect with other schools and kura in your region, please contact the NCEA Lead at your regional office.

The surveys for feedback on the NCEA Level 2 draft materials are now closed. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and insights.

There are a broad range of resources supporting the NCEA Changes here on the NCEA website and on the Learning Management System. We encourage you to explore these resources and to keep up to date with the latest releases on this page.

We love to hear your feedback on your Teacher-Only Day | Ngā Rangi mō ngā Kaiako-Anake experience and the supporting resources. Please get in touch via ncea.review@education.govt.nz.

Accord Teacher-Only Days in 2022

For schools and kura

There are four Teacher-Only Days allocated this year to support the implementation of changes to NCEA. 

Schools and kura can choose the focus/topics of each day to best suit local circumstances. All resources will be made available on the Ministry of Education’s Learning Management System. 

Schools can also choose the dates when they will hold their four Teacher-Only Days. However, the chosen dates must fall within each of these two-week windows: 

Teacher Only Day Dates
TODs 7 and 8 November 21 to December 2


Further information will be provided through the School Bulletin and posted on this website. 

Past Teacher-Only Days

TOD 6 (August 2022)

The sixth Accord Teacher-Only Day took place in August 2022.

Along with the NCEA Level 2 (Group 1) and TMOA Level 2 draft materials, a number of further resources were released:

The fifth Accord Teacher-Only Day took place in May 2022.

A Literacy and Numeracy planning document was released and can be found on the Learning Management System (LMS).

The fourth Accord Teacher-Only Day took place in November and December 2021.

The focus of this TOD was to provide an opportunity for schools to refresh and consolidate the changes introduced in earlier TODs. Supporting materials were released 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.

Learning Management System (LMS)

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.

Learning Management System (LMS)

The focus of the May 2021 Teacher-Only days was 2 of the 7 changes to strengthen NCEA:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Learning Management System (LMS)

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. 

Learning Management System (LMS)

About 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.

Additional Resources