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

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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Teachers the new targets of schoolyard bullies (2004) Benefield, J. Despite a wealth of anecdotal evidence, there is currently very little research data available on the prevalence or impact of the various forms of physical…
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Frequently asked questions: About Time toolkit Appendix 10 FAQs - contact time. Timetabled contact and non-contact time Questions 1-12, Average class/group size Questions 13-31, Part time non-contact Questions 32-35
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Sample timetable policy (Area School): About Time toolkit Appendix 9 A sample policy which branches and management could use as a framework for developing or adapting their school policy. ASTCA
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Sample timetable policy (Secondary): About Time toolkit Appendix 8 A sample policy which branches and management could use as a framework for developing or adapting their school policy. (STCA)
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Part-time teachers non-contact: About Time toolkit Appendix 7 A Part time teacher may not be employed for more than 0.89 FTTE (22.25 hours per week); and no part time teachers can be used for more than for more…
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Secondary specialist technology teachers (‘manual’ teachers): About Time toolkit Appendix 6: The provisions of the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement (STCA) also apply to PPTA members in approved manual training establishments, where the board is bound by that collective (eg…
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Meaning of Consultation: About Time toolkit Appendix 5 “(1) The word ‘consultation’ does not require that there be agreement.
“(2) On the other hand it clearly requires more than mere prior notification.
“(3) If there is a proposal to make…
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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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STCA Part 5 Hours of work: It's About Time toolkit Appendix 3 Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement (STCA) Part Five Hours of Work
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Secondary School Staffing Group: About Time toolkit Appendix 2 Findings of the Secondary School Staffing Group 2012: The Secondary School Staffing Group (SSSG) found that larger and junior high schools are disadvantaged by the existing staffing formula and recommended…
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