SecondaryEd news 26 July 2017

Self harm a huge concern; very slow Christchurch school rebuild; shortage of principals; and more...

The job too hot to handle
New Zealand Herald 
In New Zealand the shortage of potential principals has been blamed on teacher shortages (the Post Primary Teachers Association says this is at its highest level since 2008) and the expected swathe of retirements among principal ranks in coming years (their average age is in the high 50s).

New Zealand's self-harm epidemic
New Zealand Herald
"Self-harming by cutting is the elephant in the room in secondary schools," says Ross Sinclair, former chairman of the Greater Wellington Secondary Schools Principals Association.

Only 10 per cent of Greater Christchurch school rebuild and repair programme complete
Stuff.co.nz
Just 12 of the 115 greater Christchurch schools in a $1 billion building and repair programme have been completed.

Northcross Intermediate on Auckland's North Shore celebrates rise in results
North Shore Times
In term two of 2016, the school implemented Write That Essay, a new way of teaching developed by Dr Ian Hunter for university and high school students.

Northland news briefs
Northern Advocate
Kaikohe Intermediate School is taking its first step back to self-governance with the Ministry of Education calling for "registrations of interest" from people keen to be appointed to the board of trustees.

Wellington College headmaster Roger Moses to retire next year
Stuff.co.nz
The board said it would be looking for someone who had the "qualities to nurture and guide our young men and staff, and someone who has a clear vision for a 21st century education, for the next decades of Wellington College's history".

UK - More than 600,000 pupils in England taught by unqualified teachers
The Guardian
Labour says many school staff have no guaranteed training in safeguarding children, and standards are at risk

 

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