The Recruitment, Retention, and Responsibility National Fund (3RNF) is a reintroduced initiative designed to support schools/kura that have struggled to attract a qualified teacher/kaiako. This fund enables schools/kura to employ people with subject matter expertise as a Limited Authority to Teach (LAT) teacher/kaiako from the domestic market.
Schools/kura recruiting people holding a Limited Authority to Teach (LAT) may be eligible for funding support of up to $8,250 per primary LAT teacher/kaiako per year, and up to $8,000 per secondary LAT teacher/kaiako per year.
A school/kura may be eligible if:
Additionally, the LAT teacher/kaiako appointed by the school/kura:
Further, the position at the school/kura:
Finally, the school/kura:
Retirement of Decile System – Impact on Eligibility
The phasing out of deciles and the introduction of the new Equity Index will have an impact on a number of Ministry initiatives, including several of our workforce initiatives. To help manage the transition and to minimise impact on schools and kura, our workforce initiatives will continue to use existing eligibility settings, including decile, until the end of the 2023 school year.
Schools/kura who are currently eligible for the Recruitment, Retention and Responsibility National Fund due to their decile, or a teacher who works at an eligible school due to its decile, will maintain their eligibility until the end of the 2023 school year.
More information regarding eligibility will be made in 2023 for the 2024 school year as more decisions are made. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at: email@example.com
You must have all details about the LAT teacher/kaiako, the position, and evidence that you have not been able to fill the position with a registered teacher/kaiako on your computer before starting your application.
Use the application form at the top right corner of this page to apply (only online forms and uploaded documents are accepted).
In the application you will indicate the amount of funding being requested.
Upload the following documents:
You will be asked to indicate your acceptance of a set of declarations.
Once submitted, you will be notified of the application outcome within 4 weeks of receipt of your application.
Please note, the Ministry of Education will use the information collected on your application together with the information held in Education Service Payroll to:
For these purposes, the Ministry of Education may share your information with the Inland Revenue Department. The Ministry may contact the Teaching Council to request details of the LAT teacher’s/kaiako's authorisation status. The Ministry may also use this information for statistical and research purposes.
Under the Privacy Act 1993 the LAT teacher/kaiako has the right to request access to all information held about themselves and to request corrections to that information, and you have the right to request access to all information held about yourself and to request corrections to that information.
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