Code of practice | ELPNZ

Code of practice

  1. Guy Farah AbdulleUtilise an approach to one-to-one and group tutoring, which acknowledges learners' independence and builds on their strengths and needs.
  2. Respect personal and cultural values of learners and other centre members.
  3. Always respect learner confidentiality.
  4. Facilitate opportunities for learners to develop links and a sense of belonging with the wider community.
  5. Inform learners as is appropriate, about the Treaty of Waitangi, the status of tāngata whenua, and their partnership with tangata tiriti (people whose authority to belong is derived from the Treaty).
  6. Refer matters outside areas of expertise to appropriately qualified people.
  7. Monitor and evaluate activities to inform planning.
  8. Adhere to centre mission, objectives, policies and procedures.
  9. Prioritise the most disadvantaged learners. Minimise barriers to learning.
  10. Facilitate learner participation at all levels of organisational activity.
  11. Liaise with other relevant agencies for the benefit of speakers of other languages needing English language support in the community.
  12. Work to improve the allocation of resources and support to benefit NESB (non-English speaking background) learners.
  13. Value and recognise contributions of volunteers.
  14. Follow the guidelines concerning the rights and responsibilities of volunteers as set out in the Universal Declaration on Volunteering as far as is practical.
  15. Utilise a recruitment, selection and induction process for volunteers and paid staff which establishes clear roles and responsibilities. Provide opportunities for further skills development. Operate good employment practices.
  16. Provide suitable resources and manage them effectively.
  17. Encourage appropriate levels of participation and partnership with mana whenua (Māori with customary links to an area) and pan-Māori organisations. Actively apply the principle of partnership in policies and procedures.
  18. Abide by statutory obligations and guidelines contained in the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) Convention (1951) and Protocol (1967) relating to the status of refugees, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations (1971) as far as is practical.