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

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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Safety in schools toolkit (2019) Practical resources for dealing with and preventing bullying, harassment and assault
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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...
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Education Change Management Toolkit (2016) This kit is about effective education change at the school level.
This toolkit is to assist schools and branches in implementing effective change for improvement, following the identified best practices...
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Ministerial Taskforce on Secondary Teacher Remuneration (2003) The PPTA and the Secretary for Education agreed, in the Terms of Settlement of the Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2002-2004 (STCA), to a Ministerial Taskforce to examine and report...
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Ministerial Taskforce on Secondary Teacher Remuneration Appendices 2003 Appendices to the Ministerial taskforce on secondary teacher remuneration - includes terms of reference; list of members; documents tabled; list of submitters; executive summary of survey.
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Fast track teacher education: A review of the research literature (2012) This review of the literature was commissioned by PPTA Te Wehengarua as a means of informing the decision-making of the Association and its members about the Teach For All (TFA)...
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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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Teach First NZ - Update to members February 2014 It would be fair to say, however, that PPTA has not been kept as well-informed by the university as we would like to be as the scheme has rolled out....
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Employment Relations Authority decision - Teach First NZ (2015) [2015] NZERA-Wellington-116 If there are vacancies in secondary schools which involve the instruction of students (teaching positions),...
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Employment Authority update for PPTA Branches in Auckland and Northland (2015) Update to branches on the outcome of a recent Employment Relations Authority case regarding what is generally known as the Teach First teacher education programme, offered by Auckland University and...
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Executive summary - Who achieves what in secondary schooling? (July 2013) Executive summary. Liz Gordon and Brian Easton.
During 2012, the Minister of Education stated on a number of occasions that one in five students were failing in school....
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Who achieves what in secondary schooling? A conceptual and empirical analysis (Liz Gordon, Brian Easton) (July 2013) During 2012, the Minister of Education stated on a number of occasions that one in five students were failing in school. PPTA Te Wehengarua commissioned "Who achieves what...
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Who achieves what in secondary schooling? Liz Gordon presentation slides (2013) Liz Gordon presentation slides of "Who achieves what in secondary schooling?". During 2012, the Minister of Education stated on a number of occasions that one in five students were...
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Executive summary - Ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status and educational achievement (Brian Easton) (July 2013) The average PISA scores on the three dimensions of reading, mathematics and science literacy of New Zealand fifteen year-olds are high among the OECD countries. There are differences...
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Ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status and educational achievement: An exploration (Brian Easton) (July 2013) Companion document to "Who achieves what in secondary schooling?" The average PISA scores on the three dimensions of reading, mathematics and science literacy of New Zealand fifteen year-olds...
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Evaluation of Senior Subject Adviser (SSA) Pilot initiative 2007 (2008) Note this document was published on the Ministry of Education website and then the Education Counts website. It cannot be located on either website at this time (March 2014)....
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Extra-curricular activities guidelines (2010) The purpose of these guidelines is to clarify the obligations PPTA members have in relation to extra-curricular issues. As far as possible, the guidelines endeavour to support teachers who are...
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Grounds and supervision duties (2010) This advice is in four parts: legal requirements, current normal practices, advice from the Executive to members, and examples of good practice operating in schools. It has been developed jointly...
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Fixed term agreements: guidelines to the Employment Relations Act 2000 (May 2015) A fixed term agreement is when your job at a school is temporary rather than
permanent. For example, you might be appointed to a full-time position at a high...
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The School Guidance Counsellor: Guidelines for Principals, Boards of Trustees, Teachers and Guidance Counsellors (2015) Guidance counsellors have traditionally been trained and registered teachers who have additional specialist qualifications in counselling. Guidance counselling has always been regarded as a specialist teaching role,...
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School guidance counsellors changes in registration, certification and authorisation (LATs) Information for school guidance counsellors on changes in registration, certification and authorisation (LATs). Information correct as at 15 October 2015
The information here is to update guidance counsellors on the impact...
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Guidance counsellors key to positive outcomes PPTA walked away from consultation on the Children’s Action Plan after it threatened to thrust 44 pages of unrealistic standards between school staff and vulnerable children(see PPTA News November/December 2015...
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Its about time (2013 handbook) Handbook to timetabling, non-contact time and class-size provisions in the Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA)
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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...
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