PAST PAPER: Education Law Wellington: New Changes, New Legal Risks

Session ID: CD179NZW02
Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Venue: This paper was presented in WELLINGTON

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Date: September 2017
PAST PAPER

Changes to the Care and Protection Regime for Children

Presented by Sarah Hughes, Barrister

PANEL DISCUSSION: New Zealand's Education System Overhaul: Exploring the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017

Panellists:
Rob Gold, Principal Adviser - Employment, New Zealand Schools Trustee Association
Sarah Hughes, Barrister

Here a Vet. There a Vet. Everywhere a Police Vet: Education Vetting in New Zealand

Presented by Rob Gold, Principal Adviser - Employment, New Zealand Schools Trustee Association

Managing the Principal/Board of Trustees Relationship

Presented by Geoff Davenport, Partner, McBride Davenport James

Managing Health Issues and Stress in the Workplace

Presented by Hamish Kynaston, Partner, Buddle Findlay

Presenters

Kaylene Macnee

Kaylene Macnee is principal of Pinehaven Primary School, a contributing school with a roll of 270 students. Having never really left school, Kaylene moved straight to teaching from secondary school and has enjoyed a teaching career of 22 years that spans across all levels of the primary and intermediate sectors, both in New Zealand and London. Kaylene is currently President of the Wellington Primary Principals Association, a role that has enabled her to be involved in networks beyond her local school and area, including Ministry of Education forums and reference groups. This role also requires Kaylene to chair and facilitate a range of sessions, always focused, and wherever possible, with a few laughs along the way. Kaylene is keenly interested in networking with colleagues and learning with others as we face the challenges provided by our roles as principals. Having previously attended a Legalwise Seminar, she is keen to learn alongside participants in the role of chair for part of the seminar.

Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes has been in Sole Practise since 2005, and in practice for over 20 years. She is appointed to act for Children in the Family Court process and as Counsel to assist the Court, along with her private client work. Sarah has been working within the Family Court since being admitted to the bar in 1996. Sarah is passionate about ensuring the Court system does its best for the children who end up within it. The Court needs to have the best information available so that the best decisions can be made for all of the parties, but particularly the children as they are generally not the not within the Family Court system as a result of anything they have done, but because of the decisions of their parents or caregivers.

Stephanie Mills

Stephanie Mills is the Director of Campaigns at NZEI Te Riu Roa, and has worked at NZEI for more than a decade. Her role includes oversight of policy developments, submissions on key pieces of education legislation, shaping of sector campaigns on a wide range of issues and the development of industrial and professional strategies. She is currently the chair of the Greenpeace New Zealand Aotearoa board, and has worked as Greenpeace's international nuclear co-ordinator, campaign director for Greenpeace in New Zealand and as a journalist. She has three children and works and lives in Wellington.

Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes has been in Sole Practise since 2005, and in practice for over 20 years. She is appointed to act for Children in the Family Court process and as Counsel to assist the Court, along with her private client work. Sarah has been working within the Family Court since being admitted to the bar in 1996. Sarah is passionate about ensuring the Court system does its best for the children who end up within it. The Court needs to have the best information available so that the best decisions can be made for all of the parties, but particularly the children as they are generally not the not within the Family Court system as a result of anything they have done, but because of the decisions of their parents or caregivers.

Julia McCook-Weir

Julia McCook-Weir is the Lead Lawyer at the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. She provides legal advice to the organisation, including the Complaints Assessment Committee and the Competence Authority. Previously Julia worked in the Police legal team. She has also worked in various roles at the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner, been an instructor for law graduates completing the 'Professionals Course' and worked in private practice specialising in criminal and family court advocacy.

Geoff Davenport

Geoff Davenport is a partner with McBride Davenport James. Geoff joined the firm in June 2000 and became a partner in September 2001. He acts for a wide range of employers (both public and private sector), unions and employees. He acts for several Tertiary Education providers and secondary school boards, on the full range of employment law issues, including addressing bullying within these environments, which is the topic of today's presentation. Geoff has more than 24 year's specialist employment law experience. He has also published the leading text on good faith collective bargaining under the Employment Relations Act, and is on the Editorial Board of Mazengarb's Employment Law Bulletin

Hamish Kynaston

Hamish has over twenty years' legal experience and specialises in employment relations, dispute resolution, health law, health and safety, privacy, human rights and education. Much of Hamish's work is in the central government, health, education, sport, financial services and energy sectors. He is recognised for his practical approach, and has a particular interest in assisting employers to resolve complex issues quickly, effectively and in a way that does not result in litigation or reputational damage.

Rob Gold

Rob Gold is the Principal Adviser, Employment for NZSTA and is the subject matter expert for the organisation for employment related matters. He is currently acting in the role of Operations Manager and, as such, oversees the governance and employment support for NZSTA nationally. Prior to joining NZSTA, Rob was a sole practitioner running his own employment law practice and, before that, spent over 20 years in Police in operational, administrative and leadership roles. Rob is an experienced employment lawyer, employment relations practitioner, human resources manager, investigator and coach. He has significant experience in coaching manager's in performance management, conducting employment investigations, dispute resolution, collective bargaining and dealing with conflict.

Jack Boyle

Jack Boyle grew up and attended school in the beautiful Hawke's Bay before migrating to the much colder climate of Lower Hutt to become a Drama and English teacher in 2005. Jack has been an activist at all levels in PPTA, starting as a branch chair and regional establishing teachers' representative. Jack then moved onto representing the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa as an Executive member before being elected the Association's Junior Vice President last year and now President for 2017/18. He has a keen interest in both industrial and professional issues - having chaired PPTA's Behaviour and Workload Taskforces, while also being a member of the industrial bargaining team for the Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement. Jack believes that high quality, well-resourced public education is a cornerstone to achieving fairness and equity in society, both in Aotearoa/New Zealand and abroad.

Moira Geerkens

Moira Geerkens is the National Coordinator - Training, for New Zealand's second largest national disability support organisation, CCS Disability Action, who have been active in providing support, advocacy and information for disabled people and their families for over 80 years. Her association with CCS Disability Action began as a volunteer while she was still at school. Moira's passion for education also began early on with an initial career as a Primary school teacher in New Zealand. In 1993, after a short time working in London, Moira joined CCS Disability Action full time. Since then, she has had a variety of key roles. Her deep understanding of access related issues within education spans a career of almost 25 years working directly with disabled people and their families as well as dealing with governance, schools and the Ministry of Education. Previously, Moira provided leadership to the CCS Disability Action Northland team including advocating for families with disabled children. She has a strong belief in inclusion and that all children and young people should have the opportunity to reach their potential. Moira became part of CCS Disability Action's National Leadership team in 2014. Her current national training role is to support CCS Disability Action staff with their development, through education, coordination and facilitation. As a parent, Moira has been an active Board of Trustees representative in both primary and intermediate schools for the last 10 years, including six years' experience as a chairperson, bringing her unique voice regarding inclusion to these governance bodies. In 2015 Moira was awarded a Crombie Lockwood Vero study grant which she used to explore Leadership in Inclusive Education, specifically in New Brunswick, Canada, an area which had recently been awarded a United Nations award for inclusion. For more information on CCS Disability Action and the work they do, visit www.ccsDisabilityAction.org.nz

Lucy Jenkins

Lucy Jenkins is a senior associate in the firm's employment law group in the Wellington office. Lucy has worked with Simpson Grierson since 2004 (excluding periods working for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, and 3 periods of parental leave). Lucy advises on all areas of employment law and advisory work, and health and safety. Lucy regularly assists clients with making strategic personnel changes at an executive level. Key to addressing her clients' needs, Lucy assists both in preventing employment problems arising, and in representing clients in the event employment relationships have broken down. In this latter capacity, Lucy regularly attends mediations, investigation meetings in the Employment Relations Authority, and hearings in the Employment Court.

Venue Details

The InterContinental Wellington

Level 1, 2 Grey St
Wellington 6011
WELLINGTON, NZ

Ph: 64 4 47227722

Directions:

Limited valet parking available at NZ$20 per day. Additional parking

available at Wilson Parking with NZ$5 per half hour and NZ$22 for

earlybird.

The Intercontinental is a 2 min walk from Lambton Quay which

has a number of buses going to airport and suburbs. It's a 10 min walk to

the nearest train station.

Taxis are also available downstairs at the hotel entry.

Parking is not included in the registrartion fee and price is subject to

change.

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