Publication Library

Research, guides, information and policies published by PPTA Te Wehengarua

Children's Action Plan: Letter Nov 2014 Comment on policy proposals for safety checking regulations to be made under the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014
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December 15, 2016 15/12/16
Childrens Action Plan-Withdrawal Letter October 2015 Outlines the reasons for PPTA's withdrawal from working on this plan.
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December 15, 2016 15/12/16
Class size - Letter from Prof John-ONeill to Minister of Education (2012) The effects of class size on teaching and learning (Questions for oral answer, question 12, 8 February 2012)
... I have done you the courtesy of looking once more at Professor Hattie’s research on class size and the quality of teaching. This letter summarises my careful re-reading, which has resolved none of the errors in the Treasury’s briefing. Consequently, I then explain why other, directly relevant and more sophisticated research studies on class size effects on teaching, learning and achievement are more useful to schooling policy development in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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July 26, 2017 26/07/17
Class size poster: How dense do you want them (2008) Poster from Class Size campaign 2008
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June 7, 2017 07/06/17
Class size presentation (2007) 2007 Annual conference. Presentation with Class size report. Why class size matters.
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January 19, 2017 19/01/17
Class size report (2007) 2007 Annual conference paper. Since 2006 PPTA has analysed data collected from secondary schools, commissioned research into parental expectations on class size and analysed the literature available on class sizes in secondary schools (both the good and the bad). It was hoped that this report would be able to describe progress made in the curriculum staffing work stream. Unfortunately the work stream broke down almost immediately because of the Minster’s refusal to allow recommendations that had staffing implications and the refusal of the ministry (almost certainly consequential) to agree to a definition of what constituted staffing for the curriculum.
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January 19, 2017 19/01/17
Class size – The struggle continues (2011) 2011 Annual conference paper. This paper considers the work undertaken to date, the progress that has been made and the future direction for work on achieving class size limits. It seeks confirmation that members continue to feel deeply about the issue of class size. The Association has pursued an interest in class size issues for a long time. This paper picks up the trail from the outcome of the 1998 claim around class size.
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January 24, 2017 24/01/17
Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession (draft for consultation) (March 2017) Our Code, Our Standards. Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession. Draft for Consultation. Education Council presentation to Issues and Organising seminar.
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April 10, 2017 10/04/17
Collective News The Collective News contains updates for PPTA members. It is usually published fortnightly. Each branch secretary is emailed a copy.
May 11, 2017 11/05/17
Collective News 19 October 2017 (25 October 2017) Immediate 5% pay catch up called for, presidential election results, PPTA vacancies and more
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October 25, 2017 25/10/17
Collective News 21 August 2017 (21 August 2017) Voluntary bonding scheme payments; PPTA annual conference; Leaving teaching survey; Communities of learning survey; Updated publications ....
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September 14, 2017 14/09/17
Collective News 26 September 2017 (27 September 2017) Provisional staffing notices; PPTA annual conference; Email changes, and more
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September 27, 2017 27/09/17
Collective News 31 July 2017 (31 July 2017) Equal pay case update. Membership cards and benefits update.
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August 28, 2017 28/08/17
Collective News 31 May 2017 (31 May 2017) Affirming diverse sexualities and genders in schools; Service/qualification increment: a reminder; Area school ballot; Help for provisionally certificated relievers; Komiti Pasifika mini fono in Ōtautahi Christchurch - invitation; Hospital cover for pre-existing conditions; Equal pay case.
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June 1, 2017 01/06/17
Collective News 7 November 2017 (8 November 2017) PPTA executive election results, Opportunity to join PPTA's professional team, PPTA rainbow taskforce vacancy, PLD 'for teachers by teachers'- TRCC committee vacancies, Senior Positions Advisory Committee – call for nominations, PPTA meetings for those in SCT and CoL roles, Vodafone email addresses, Leaving teaching? Please fill in our survey
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November 8, 2017 08/11/17
Collective News 7 September 2017 (14 Sept 2017) Holidays Act, President and Executive team elections, Communities of Learning survey, and more
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September 14, 2017 14/09/17
Collective News April 2017 (5 April 2017) Message from PPTA President Jack Boyle; Communities of Learning survey; Senior Positions Advisory Committee nomination; Pink Shirt Day; Bullying-free NZ; NETs conference.
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April 10, 2017 10/04/17
Collective News July 2017 (3 July 2017) Equal pay case for pro-rata non-contact time for part time secondary teachers.
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August 28, 2017 28/08/17
Collective News March 2017 (10 March 2017) Draft Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards - have your say!; Interim practising certificate; When school isn't a safe space...; NETs conference Looking Forward Looking Back
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April 10, 2017 10/04/17
Collective News May 2017 (5 May 2017) PPTA survey of Communities of Learning members; PPTA Rainbow Taskforce vacancies; Senior Positions Advisory Committee by-election; Education Outside The Classroom (EOTC) coordinators.
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May 17, 2017 17/05/17
Collective news 7 December 2017 (8 December 2017) Issues and Organising seminar 2018, new guidance counselor guidelines and more
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December 8, 2017 08/12/17
Common Cause - Using values and frames to motivate change (March 2017) Mark Chenery presentation to Issues and Organising seminar. for more information
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April 20, 2017 20/04/17
Communities of learning (CoL) Communities of Schools are also known as Communities of Learning. A Community of Schools or Learning is a group of schools approved to receive resourcing under the Investing in Educational Success (IES) initiative announced in 2014.
September 13, 2017 13/09/17
Communities of learning: the slippage between planning and implementation (2017) 2017 Annual conference paper. This paper considers the expectations underlying the implementation of Communities of Learning and the experience of implementation in practice. It finds a gap between the two which is undermining the development of Communities of Learning, identifies the reasons and calls for changes at government, ministry and school leadership level in order to return to the original intents of the initiative.
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September 12, 2017 12/09/17
Connected secondary schools (2009) 2009 Annual conference paper. In 2007, PPTA annual conference discussed a paper that presented a vision for what secondary education should look like in the future. The paper set down a number of principles that would be essential for an effective 21st century education system. The list included the statement that schools of the future will need to be “connected institutions” in “cooperative relationships with regional and national networks of schools… and tertiary institutions/workplaces”. It added: “the capacity of teachers to work effectively across a number of institutions, either virtually or actually will be strengthened”.1 This paper considers what needs to change to make this hope a reality.
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January 19, 2017 19/01/17