Education (Update) Amendment Bill – Committee Stage – Video 34

Education (Update) Amendment Bill – Committee Stage – Video 34


mr. chair the Honorable hekia parata mr. Chia if I could just go back to a couple of points raised both by ms martin and miss Delahunty in respect in the first instance of seclusion the first is that the bill provides guidelines or provides for guidelines to be established already so I don’t think that an extra provision in that of that nature is necessary training is already in place workshops are available to schools on managing challenging behavior and it seems to me that schools should be in the position of saying this is something that we really do need to get to grips with because we have these challenges and the ministry will respond and where there are our behavior management plans the ministry can provide specialist advice and will do so to those particular schools in terms of the distinction between timeout and seclusion because I agree with the members it’s really important and it does depend on you know body language as well as verbal communication but also the context that’s been established for kids and to say that a teacher cannot make a kid go into timeout whereas the seclusion we’re getting rid of was involuntary and there are already guidelines on how to use time now at one alternatives their outer seclusion those were circulated to all schools last year when this issue became pressing so both guidelines general training and specific interventions are available on the matter of the appointment of a trustee and thank you I agree that there are times where that might be necessary again I want to put this on the overall context that the bill is seeking to do and that is to provide a continuum of interventions because right now the threshold to intervene when a school is clearly in trouble is so high that the intervention he is either a statutory manager taking over one summer all well almost all functions or putting a commissioner in and removing the board all together so the bill sets out a continuum that begins at a much lower level that says look we think there’s a problem here can we come you know work with you to the appointment of a new trustee onto the board and the idea that that trustee might also be appointed as chair is still a much lower level intervention than a commissioner and the chair if it were if a minister were to make that appointment it would be circumstance specific because that might be what is deemed to be required but moreover that chair would only have one vote whereas a commissioner obviously becomes the board so it’s it’s in the context of greater flexibility of interventions it’s in the context of what’s but for the circumstance of that school and it’s in the context of not going to you know some of the more stringent options to help a school recover coming to questions that have been asked most recently by mr. Hipkins although there was also a reference by I think ah yes ms martin and reduction of numbers would only occur where there were four schools or more that we’re combining and there’s no suggestion that that should be particular positions on the board and all of it would be after community consultation so it would be around the point of governance of course is to be effective not simply to have as wider it well sorry we do want to have wide representation but it also has to be manageable in terms of a question asked by mr. Hipkins and there would be only two or two categories of reasons for combining boards one whether with performance issues or to where it was requested and certainly it does admit of the possibility that over time communities of learning might say actually instead of having 10 boards we’d like to have one more effective representative one with good community participation but it certainly doesn’t prescribe that that should happen and every Christian before board must be decided by a majority which is what you were concerned about ms martin I think I’ve covered all the questions that have been asked if I haven’t I’d be grateful dead them repeated to me Thank You mr. chair like the ones that I think they’ve been covered and therefore to be no cause I will now move on to the next theme which is the establishment of and types of schools comprising clauses 98 to 116 and 144 this side of members this is one of the disadvantages of having a former minister in the chair that is that he does recognize a lot of it in and us as this is not that complicated not that much change but a codification that’s probably a bit a bit of it oh well it shouldn’t take quite as long Tracy Martin very much mr. chair and

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