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Principal's Federation chair Whetu Cormick says there needs to be a formal seat for Maori on the revamped Education Council.

The Federation is welcoming a bill to turn the ministerially-appointed Education Council into the Teaching Council with a mix of elected and appointed members.

Mr Cormick says it's a sign of trust that teachers will have a say in who sits on their main professional body.

He will make a submission to Education Minister Chris Hipkins on the need for a Maori position.

"It is interesting to note the current council does have Maori representation but of course all the current members were appointed by the minister and so I hope we will have a position there because it is necessary to have Maori voice," Mr Cormick says.

He says the new Government needs to rebuild the teaching workforce which was run down and demoralised under National, meaning many schools are starting the year with fewer teachers than they need.

 

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