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"Since 2013 I have been involved in challenging policies and initiatives that create unnecessary or inequitable increases in work for teachers –including protesting the funding cuts to the National Library, investigating the workload implications of Academic Counselling and Teaching by Inquiry, making select committee submissions against EDUCANZ, lobbying for additional FTEs to redress workload and supporting ‘smart change’-rather than change for changes sake- in PLD and appraisal systems.
- As a member of PPTA’s Workload Taskforce I want to be a link with teachers, to gather stories and data about how we are expected to work and the implications of ‘workload creep’.
Across both these areas, and any others that are widely held and deeply felt, I will continue to advocate for teachers to be consulted, supported and empowered in their roles."
Jack represents the membership of Hutt Valley/Wairarapa on the PPTA Executive. Jack is a member of the STCA 2015 bargaining team.