- Last Updated on Sunday, 17 April 2016 21:06
Wiki Te Tau
I came into teaching with the desire to show students how the right attitude and work ethic, in education will enhance their academic and vocational opportunities. For students to achieve this they need to have individually tailored programmes. This puts pressure on class size, teacher workload, as well as creating the need for ongoing teacher professional development. Teachers commit considerable time to delivering an on-going high quality teaching programme.
The aspirations of our students and indeed their families has seen schools being asked to provide ever increasing curriculum programmes on an ever decreasing operations grant. The need to provide individual teaching programmes can be delivered if schools are able reduce their class size. One way to achieve this is to continue the national campaign on class size and extend it to the regions. We should be fighting for the implementation of Recommendation 3.6 (SRG).
By working on this and other professional issues that concern the membership we can move forward, knowing that we are providing the best publicly funded education system.
Wiki is a member of the STCA Bargaining Team 2015.