Publication Library

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

ASTCA 2016 Terms of settlement Terms of settlement of the 2016-2019 Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement
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December 14, 2016 14/12/16
ASTCA 2016-2019 Part 2 Terms of employment: 2.2 Appointments Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement appointment process for teachers.
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November 12, 2016 12/11/16
ASTCA Part Four Hours of Work: About Time toolkit Appendix 4 Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement Part Four - Maximum Timetabled Classroom Teaching Time
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July 26, 2017 26/07/17
ASTCA workload entitlements pamphlet (2013) The terms and conditions of employment for PPTA Te Wehengarua members in area schools, are set out in the Area School Teachers Collective Agreement (ASTCA). These terms and conditions include your workload entitlements.
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April 12, 2017 12/04/17
Auckland Name Change (2018)
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August 31, 2018 31/08/18
Beginning Teachers' Handbook (2019) The beginning and new teachers' handbook is a quick reference for new and beginning teachers in New Zealand secondary schools.
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January 31, 2019 31/01/19
Behaviour Guidelines (2014) These guidelines focus on a systems approach to behaviour management - identifying when they are effective and how they support teachers and students.
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November 13, 2016 13/11/16
Behaviour Positive Learning and all that Jazz (2015) A paper presented to the APBS 12th International Conference on Positive Behaviour Support, March 11-14, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts. This paper seeks to map the roots of Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) as a portfolio of initiatives in New Zealand schools and to investigate the unique ways it has grown.
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November 13, 2016 13/11/16
Behaviour, behaviour, behaviour – It's a class act! (2014) 2014 Annual conference paper. After the 2013 Annual Conference expressed concern about the way PB4L and related initiatives were operating in schools, this paper explains how these behavioural initiatives are being implemented, describes some of the challenges in turning theory into effective practice and recommends PPTA adopt a set of behavioural guidelines to empower branches to have more say about how behaviour management frameworks operate in their schools.
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February 10, 2017 10/02/17
Best practice behaviour management: A view from the literature (2007) Written by Patty Towl for the NZPPTA
While this review is a small study by one researcher over six weeks, it found general agreement across all of the literature that teachers need an enhanced skill set to manage the challenging behaviour prevalent in New Zealand schools.
The review suggests that managing challenging student behaviour is not about personal competence; it is a school climate and professional development issue.
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November 15, 2016 15/11/16
Better leading for better learning: Report of the middle leadership taskforce. (2017) 2017 Annual conference paper. This report is the final in a series of reports and papers by PPTA’s Middle Leadership Taskforce. It summarises the issues for middle leadership, and the work of the Taskforce to seek to address this. It also contains a section about the Workload Working Group 2016, and the ways in which that group’s recommendations are relevant to the issues for middle leadership.
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August 18, 2017 18/08/17
Better provision for due diligence - Health and safety (April 2016) A new health and safety act, which came into force this month, will provide paid time and training for staff to ensure their workplace is safe. PPTA News article April 2016 p.11
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May 18, 2017 18/05/17
BOTB Primer for Members
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January 31, 2019 31/01/19
Branch Audits: About Time toolkit Appendix 1 Branch audit process on timetabling, for schools covered by the Secondary School Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA) and the Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA)
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July 26, 2017 26/07/17
Branch chair handbook 2019 A rough guide to organising a PPTA branch
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March 15, 2019 15/03/19
Briefing to incoming Minister (October 2017) The public education system in New Zealand has huge strengths. We are fortunate to have high performing teachers, and curricula and qualifications frameworks that are widely respected and understood. In regards to many of the fundamentals of secondary education PPTA does not believe that we need to see radical change.
However, there are opportunities for improvement, and some real challenges that the system faces. These are set out in the briefing paper.
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November 7, 2017 07/11/17
Building on excellence: How to make a great schooling system even better (2010) 2010 Annual conference paper. This paper challenges the validity of government claims about low achievement and inequity, and suggests that the government goal that all students be able to experience success at Level 2 NCEA, while a laudable aspiration, is not achievable in a low-trust environment where teachers and schools are facing cuts across a whole range of support services, in tandem with a burgeoning workload.
The paper then tackles the vital question of what is needed, and what is not needed, if secondary schools are to make significant improvements to levels of student achievement in New Zealand.
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January 20, 2017 20/01/17
Bulk funding: a retrospective (2002) (2002) Paper presented at the 2002 Education International Conference (New Zealand).
PPTA Te Wehengarua has been fighting bulk funding since 1989. This paper examines the various manifestations of bulk funding (the bulk funding trial; relief bulk funding; salaries grant for management; direct resourcing and the fully-funded option) and the different responses they required. It considers the long-term educational and political impact of bulk funding and traces the history of that struggle. It also explores the various strategies used to fight off bulk funding from political and community lobbying through to wildcat strikes and other industrial activities.
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April 19, 2017 19/04/17
Calculating average class size (2011) (30 August 2011) Average class size calculator. Some timetabling programmes used by schools have a function which calculates average class size in a way that does not meet requirements for STCA purposes.
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February 15, 2017 15/02/17
Call for Komiti Pasifika nominations 2018 - application form (24 August 2017) Nominations are invited for six vacancies on Komiti Pasifika for 2018. The term 1 February 2018 – 31 January 2019.
The Komiti Pasifika advises the PPTA on the needs of Pasifika teachers and Pasifika students. The Komiti generally advises the PPTA National Executive on Pacific issues and concerns, as well as bringing a Pacific outlook to PPTA policy. One of the Komiti Pasifika members is also a member of the PPTA National Executive.
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August 24, 2017 24/08/17
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July 31, 2017 31/07/17
CAPNA [Curriculum and Pastoral Needs Analysis] meeting flowchart (September 2017) CAPNA [Curriculum and Pastoral Needs Analysis] a summary

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September 26, 2017 26/09/17
Career Pathways - Subject Pedagogy Specialists (2018)
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August 31, 2018 31/08/18
Careers services in danger (2017) 2017 Annual conference paper. This paper highlights a number of current threats to the provision of adequate careers services in secondary schools, caused by the absorption of Careers New Zealand (Careers NZ) into the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), and continued pressure on school staffing and funding leading to reductions in specialist staffing for careers. In some schools, this has translated into expectations that form teachers pick up parts of the careers advice role but without adequate specialist support. The recommendations build on existing policy, listed in section 8, and urge action by the Ministry of Education, by schools, and through the 2018 collective agreement round.
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September 6, 2017 06/09/17
Charities, philanthropists, policy entrepreneurs, international companies and state schooling in Aotearoa (August 2017) John O’Neill with Connor Duffy and Sarojinie Fernando Massey University
This report has provided a preliminary sketch map to identify some of the emergent strategies, tactics, dispositions and behaviours of the range of private sector policy entrepreneurs and advocates who are active in New Zealand state schooling today. It raises important questions about the potential benefits and harms of increased private sector participation.
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October 31, 2017 31/10/17