Publication Library

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

Adult Community Education Collective Agreement 2016-2019 Adult and Community Education (ACE) Staff in Schools' Collective Agreement 2016-2019
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October 27, 2017 27/10/17
Advice on STCA Clause 5.4a (Call back days) Advice on the application of STCA clause 5.4 Duties When Schools Are Not Open For Instruction
This clause is not about the nature of work done, but about the requirement to attend school or elsewhere when the school is not open for instruction.
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January 9, 2018 09/01/18
Advice to secondary school principals regarding performance appraisal (2011) The Secondary Principals’ Collective Agreement (SPCA), Part Four, outlines in some detail both the performance agreement and annual review processes required of principals by boards.
This review/appraisal process underpins a principal’s advancement and enhanced remuneration through the career structure for secondary school principals.
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January 26, 2017 26/01/17
Advice, support and representation provided to NZSPC members (August 2017) Advice, support and representation provided to principal members of PPTA as part of their membership fee.
Principal members are represented by the New Zealand Secondary Principals' Council (NZSPC)
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September 1, 2017 01/09/17
Affirming diversity of sexualities and gender identities in the school community (2017) (23 May 2017) This document provides guidance about making schools a safer and more inclusive place for students of diverse sexualities and gender identities. It outlines not only the school’s legal and ethical obligations, but also provides practical advice on how affirming diversity can be achieved.
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March 20, 2018 20/03/18
Affirming diversity: inclusion for sexuality and gender minorities (2017) 2017 Annual conference paper. This paper updates members about the continued work of the Rainbow Taskforce. It includes a summary of the work of the group since it was formed in 1993 and makes suggestions for the next steps in our work to make schools more inclusive of minority genders and sexualities. Safe inclusive schools are important for the wellbeing of both teachers and students and the recommendations would have a significant impact on both. This paper discusses areas of concern and highlights the need for proactive leadership and best practice models that ensure schools are meeting the needs of their students and providing safe workplaces for staff.
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September 12, 2017 12/09/17
Agreement on future employment processes involving Teach First NZ (2016) Media Statement - Agreement on future employment processes involving the Teach First NZ programme (18 March 2016)
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November 14, 2016 14/11/16
Alternatives to study leave for senior students: PPTA advice This advice reminds members of existing policies and requirements in relation to several factors that need to be considered should a school wish to explore alternatives to senior study leave
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March 10, 2017 10/03/17
An advanced qualifications pathway for secondary teachers (2007) 2007 Annual conference paper. It is one thing for governments to sing the praises of a highly qualified, highly skilled secondary teaching profession; it is another thing entirely to get them to pay for it. The professional learning landscape for teachers is littered with the debris of populist ideas, poorly implemented and done on the cheap. If the government is serious about its professed commitment to effective teaching, it will need to do more than talk about it.
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June 21, 2017 21/06/17
Annual Conference papers Papers presented to Annual Conference for debate and policy development. These papers have been developed by PPTA Executive and/or PPTA regions.
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September 11, 2017 11/09/17
Annual Report 2017-18
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September 24, 2018 24/09/18
Area School Principals Collective Agreement (ASPCA) 2016-2019 The Area School Principals’ Collective Agreement sets out the conditions of employment, salary rates and rights and entitlements for PPTA principal members in area schools. The term of this agreement is 30 June 2016 to 29 June 2019.
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August 24, 2017 24/08/17
Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA) 2016-2019 The Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement sets out the conditions of employment, salary rates and rights and entitlements for PPTA members in Area schools.
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October 27, 2017 27/10/17
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