Liz Robinson

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Teacher shortages worst since surveys began

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NZ Secondary Principals’ Council chair James Morris says, “There’s a perfect storm happening in education right now and it’s our young people who are bearing the brunt of it.

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Not pouring the foundations yet

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Secondary teachers see Budget 2018 more as doing the surveying and marking out the site rather than laying foundations for the much needed improvements in the sector.

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Survey shows strong public support for big teacher pay rise

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NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA commissioned the survey* and NZEI President Lynda Stuart said the findings were a strong indicator of public opinion leading into the May Budget and teacher...

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Teachers parade with pride

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Auckland teacher Michael Cabral-Tarry says. “This is an important moment for our profession.

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Charter school removal a great day for students, teachers and parents

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PPTA president Jack Boyle said the decision to include the removal of charters schools in Education Amendment Bill marked a great day for public schools and their communities.

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Democracy returns to Education Council at last

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Secondary teachers will be able to elect a secondary principal and a secondary teacher to the council.

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Some help to fix secondary teacher shortages

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PPTA president, Jack Boyle says, “There is no doubt the previous National-led government left a significant problem.

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Government passes up opportunity to start fixing secondary teacher shortages

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At the PPTA annual conference in October members voted to seek an immediate 5 percent pay increase to help keep secondary teachers in classrooms, and attract more people into teaching.

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Careers advice vital for young people’s development

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Helping a young person develop a vision for their future is one of the most important things that happens at secondary school.

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