Liz Robinson

Posts by Liz Robinson for Focus

If I were the minister...

Paul

PPTA member and teacher at Albany Senior High School, Paul Stevens, shares what he would do if he were Minister of Education. Read more

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One night out thinking

Terry Robson

PPTA executive member Terry Robson reports on the Upper Northland political panel held on the 24th August in Kaikohe. Read more

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Talking education

talking education

Featuring representatives from Greens, Labour, New Zealand First and National. Join us on 24 August at the Angus Inn, Lower Hutt for drinks, nibbles and conversation.

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Making teaching a desirable career III

desirable career

NationalYes, work is already underway to address challenges identified by the Secondary Teacher Workload Working Group report, for example: NZQA is working on a digital platform to help teachers with recording…

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Making teaching a desirable career II

desirable career

NationalWe know the quality of teaching and leadership has a significant impact on student achievement, so it’s only right that we do as much as we can to support teachers,…

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Making teaching a desirable career I

desirable career

NationalOver the last 10 years, secondary teachers’ base salaries have increased 18. 5% on average. Schools can pay various extra allowances on top of a teacher’s base salary.

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Fairness and equality for students IV

fairness and equality

NationalThe Government has continued to invest strongly in our children and young people through additional funding in education and other social and health services.

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Fairness and equality for students III

fairness and equality

NationalEvery year we've been in government we have increased Vote Education. The overall funding has gone from $8 billion to $11 billion.

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Fairness and equality for students II

fairness and equality

NationalThe Ministry funds school staffing according to student year level.

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Fairness and equality for students I

fairness and equality

NationalWe know that by investing early and in a more targeted way we can make a larger difference to children and young people.

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A long term plan for public education III

long term plan

NationalWe have no intention to close all partnership schools. Under the current Government policy individual partnership schools can be closed if they are not performing.

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A long term plan for public education II

long term plan

NationalOne of the largest changes to occur in our education system for many years is the introduction of the Investing in Education Success (IES) initiative which has involved the delivery…

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