Responsibilities of the Staff Trustee


Adopted 17th June 2019

Reviewed June 2021

The next review date is June 2024

Policy Statement

The staff trustee fulfils legislative requirements relating to BOT composition. The role of the staff trustee is to bring a staff perspective to BOT decision-making and discussion.

As a trustee, the staff trustee has an obligation to serve the broader interests of the school and its students and has an equal voice, vote, standing and accountabilities as all other Trustees.

Procedural Guidelines

1. Staff Trustee Accountability Measure: To work within the BOT’s Charter

The Standards: The Charter is obviously considered in BOT decisions

2. Staff Trustee Accountability Measure: To abide by the BOT’s governance and operational policies

The Standards: The staff trustee has a copy of the NZSTA Governance Manual and is familiar with all BOT policies.

3. Staff Trustee Accountability Measure: The staff trustee is first and foremost a trustee and must act in the best interests of the students at the school at all times.

The Standards: The staff trustee is not a staff advocate. The staff trustee does not bring staff concerns to the BOT.

4. Staff Trustee Accountability Measure: The staff trustee is bound by the Trustee Code of Conduct

The Standards: The staff trustee acts within the code of conduct.

5. Staff Trustee Accountability Measure: It is not necessary for the staff trustee to prepare a verbal or written report for the BOT unless specifically requested by the board.

The Standards: No regular reports are received unless a request has been made by the board on a specific topic.

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