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1009 Policy Review Report - Personnel - 14 September 2010

Personnel Policy

  • The Kaikohe East Board's Personnel Policy is part of the board's Operations Policy and is published on the school website.
  • It is restated here for board member's convenience:

Personnel

The board delegates responsibility to the principal all matters relating to the management of staff. Therefore the principal may not fail to:
    • Ensure that personnel policies and procedures comply with current employment legislation
    • Ensure that staff are managed in a sound, fair, and respectful manner in accordance with the terms of their current employment agreements
    • Ensure that all employees’ rights to personal dignity, safety and access to an approved and fair internal grievance process are maintained
    • Take reasonable steps to protect staff from unsafe or unhealthy working conditions
    • Ensure that all required staff are registered or have a current Limited Authority to Teach
    • Ensure that all staff have an annual performance appraisal
    • Provide a smoke free environment
    • Provide Protective Disclosure protection

Principal's Interpretation

  • My interpretation of the board's requirements in this area is that the board wants to be assured that it is acting as a good employer and meeting all its obligations to its employees.

Data to Verify that the Policy Interpretation is Being Fulfilled

  • All staff were given the opportunity to respond to a survey of their perceptions of whether or not the principal is meeting the requirements of the policy (Link to Survey Form).

Survey Results Summary

Does the principal ensure that personnel policies and procedures comply with current employment legislation
Okay5100%
Unsure00%
Not Okay00%
Does the principal ensure that staff are managed in a sound, fair, and respectful manner in accordance with the terms of their current employment agreements
Okay480%
Unsure120%
Not Okay00%
Does the principal ensure that all employees’ rights to personal dignity, safety and access to an approved and fair internal grievance process are maintained
Okay480%
Unsure120%
Not Okay00%
Does the principal take reasonable steps to protect staff from unsafe or unhealthy working conditions
Okay480%
Unsure120%
Not Okay00%
Does the principal ensure that all required staff are registered or have a current Limited Authority to Teach
Okay5100%
Unsure00%
Not Okay00%
Does the principal ensure that all staff have an annual performance appraisal
Okay5100%
Unsure00%
Not Okay00%
Does the principal provide a smoke free environment
Okay480%
Unsure00%
Not Okay120%
Does the principal Provide Protective Disclosure protection
Okay480%
Unsure120%
Not Okay00%

Conclusion

  • Survey results suggest that the board's requirements are being met although it appears that there is at least one staff member who is dissatisfied.
  • There has been a change in the requirements for police vetting of non-teaching employees. School Procedures are currently being amended to reflect these changes.



Chicky Rudkin
Principal
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