Welcome to PPTA
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 20:06
Welcome to the website of the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA), the professional association representing teachers and principals in secondary and area schools, and teachers in intermediates, technicraft centres, and community education.
IES teaching roles - ratification ballot to determine inclusion in STCA
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:20
Paid Union Meetings
Regional paid union meetings are being held in the period 10 to 20 November 2014.
These meetings are to conduct a ratification ballot to determine whether the new roles of Community of Schools Teachers (part of the IES initiative) are to be added to the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement (STCA) or to remain outside the Agreement.
Investing in Educational Success - variation information
This is not the package NZEI voted to reject. That original offer was also rejected by PPTA Executive; this version is the result of eight months of PPTA negotiations with the Ministry of Education to turn the initial idea into something that would work in schools.
School funding failing vulnerable students – time for a better way?
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 21:05
1 October 2014
Schools with the greatest needs get too little to meet those needs, says PPTA president Angela Roberts.
The current school funding system is failing to support our most vulnerable students and this morning delegates at PPTA’s annual conference will discuss whether it is time for a different way.
“A needs-based model of resourcing for schools – time for a national discussion?” is a paper that looks at schools’ reliance on locally raised funds for resources such as staffing, the lack of security in school resourcing and the need to support those with behavioural and special education needs.
“When locally raised and decile related funds are added together, decile one schools have just $350 per student more than those in decile 10 schools to address their relative educational disadvantage. $350 equates to 5% of total school funding yet an Australian review (the Gonski report) recommends students from lower socio-economic backgrounds should attract an extra 50%,” Roberts said.