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Teen parent units
A teen parent unit (TPU) is an educational unit, attached to an established state or state integrated secondary school.
TPUs provide a tailored secondary education, unique to the individual needs of students which will lead to increased engagement and achievement in education, as well as successful transitions to further education or employment.
TPUs have an affiliated Early Childhood Education (ECE) service either onsite or close by which caters for the children of teen parents.
TPUs operate as a separate department within the school.
- The board of trustees of the governing school (the Board) is responsible for managing all aspects of the TPU including employment, reporting and resourcing. The Board signs a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry that outlines the roles and responsibilities of all parties in operating a TPU.
Target student group
A student is eligible to enrol at the governing school of a TPU and be included on the TPU roll if they meet all of the following criteria:
- they are pregnant or are a parent;
- they are a primary caregiver; and
- they are of an eligible age to receive free education (i.e. before 1 January following their 19th birthday in accordance with Section Three of the Education Act 1989).
Operational funding for the TPU is paid directly to the governing school. The amount of funding provided is based on the approved maximum roll of the TPU, at a Decile 1A rate.
Staffing and management units are also provided which allows the Board of the governing school to employ registered teachers to staff the TPU at a 1:10 ratio.
An Individual learning programme (ILP) is developed in collaboration with each student and/or whanau when they first enrol in the TPU. The ILP includes educational, wellbeing and transition goals for the student and is used to inform the day to day learning programme.
The TPU operational guidelines provide practical information on the Ministry’s policies related to running a TPU, including information on enrolment, attendance, resourcing, property, and the ECE service.
The TPU outcome framework is a tool for TPU teachers and leadership staff which sets out the key outcomes and indicators of best practice in TPUs.
For further queries you can email TPU.firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen parent units
|He Mataariki School for Teen Parents||Mangakahia Area School|
|Kaikohe (being built)||Northland College|
|Tangaroa Teen Parent Unit||Tangaroa College|
|He Wero o nga Wahine||Henderson High School|
|Eden Campus||Auckland Girls’ Grammar|
|Clendon Teen Parent Unit||James Cook High School|
|North Shore (being built)||Glenfield College|
|Papakura||Papakura High school|
|Fraser High School TPU||Fraser High School|
|Pa Harakeke Teen Parent Unit-||Tokoroa High School|
|Rotorua School for Young Parents||Rotorua Girls' High School|
|Te Whakatipuranga||Otumoetai College|
|Whakatane (being built)||Whakatane High School|
|Te Tari Ako Matua Taiohi Teen Parent Education Centre/ Kawerau TPU||Tarawera High School|
|Hawke's Bay School for Teenage Parents||William Colenso College|
|Te Whare Whai Hua Teenage Parent Centre||Lytton High School|
|Flaxmere Teen Parent Unit||Flaxmere College|
|Whaimana Ako Second Chance-||Stratford College|
|Whakatipuria Teen Parent Unit||Freyberg High School|
|He Whare Poipoia||Waiopehu College|
|Titiro Whakamua||Heretaunga College|
|He Huarahi Tamariki||Wellington East Girls' College|
|Wairarapa Teen Parent Unit||Makoura College|
|Nelson Teen Parent Unit||Nelson College for Girls|
|Karanga Mai Young Parents College||Kaiapoi High School|
|Kimihia Parents' College||Linwood College|
|Murihiku Young Parents Learning Centre||James Hargest College|