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

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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Itinerant teachers of music (ITM) Guidelines Revised edition May 2017. These guidelines provide advice for school leaders, HODs of Music, and ITMs themselves across a number of areas: staffing, resourcing, employment, professional responsibilities, and registration.
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Some PPTA policies related to timetable policies: About Time toolkit 2013 Section 8. The ‘trained and qualified policy’ - all teachers should hold a tertiary level qualification appropriate to the position, and have completed teacher training. An extension of this…
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A policy development or review process: About Time toolkit 2013 Section 7. The following steps should assist in situations where a school either has no timetabling policy – or it is undergoing a review.
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Stages of Timetabling: About Time toolkit 2013 Section 6 . The timetable should not be the responsibility of one or two teachers working in isolation. While the process of setting up an option grid and allocating learning…
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Developing further policy components: About Time toolkit 2013 Section 5 of toolkit. Schools have developed different frameworks to deliver student learning programmes. Most, because of limited school resourcing and facilities, and community needs and expectations, are variations…
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The resourcing constraints of timetabling: About Time toolkit 2013 Section 3. Ideally a school’s timetable would be driven entirely by students’ learning needs but the reality is that it is necessarily limited by the resourcing and facilities available.
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Timetabling Framework: About Time toolkit 2013 Section 2 . The prerequisites on schools in terms of timetabling arise from legislation and the collective agreements and are longstanding and well understood. New constraints or requirements can arise…
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Local proposals for changes to school day (2008) Where there is a proposal to change the operational times of the school this would require a change to the school's timetable policy and this will require consultation between the…
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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…
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Maximum contact time calculator (2013) The calculator will help you work out your contact time entitlements.
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Middle leadership in secondary schools: 2016 survey report This report details one aspect of the investigation work of PPTA’s Middle Leadership Taskforce, a survey of members conducted in early 2016.
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New Zealand school decile system 2013 PPTA Te Wehengarua background paper on the decile funding system. The decile funding mechanism is used by the government to target resourcing to New Zealand schools
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National Standards: Report on assessment workload survey (2011) Many PPTA members who teach and assess in Years 7 and 8, either in a Year 7-13 or 7-10 school or in an area school, are experiencing negative impacts on…
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PPTA position on National Standards (2010) Research evidence shows that National Standards will not lead to improved outcomes for students.
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National Standards background paper (2010) The government seems bent on implementing National Standards in New Zealand's primary schools from 2010, yet there is no robust evidence to show that this policy will result in improved…
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Donations and fees in public schools Advice for PPTA members on the legal framework for fees and donations in state and integrated schools.
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Membership Assistance Fund - application form (pdf download) (2012) Assistance may be provided to members or recent former members who have immediate financial need through no fault of their own. The assistance may be in…
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Membership Assistance Fund - application form (MS Word) (2012) Assistance may be provided to members or recent former members who have immediate financial need through no fault of their own. The assistance may be in…
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Workload Taskforce summary sheets 2016 These eight summary pamphlets cover the most frequently referenced issues and suggestions from members. Many other important areas of pressure and issues for specific groups of teachers are addressed in…
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PPTA Workload Taskforce report 2016 The Taskforce findings reflect the intensification of the problems previously identified by various working parties and reports over the last 15 years. A range of suggestions for…
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Te Tiro Hou: Report of the Qualifications Framework Inquiry 1997 This report outlines the findings of Te Tiro Hou - The Qualifications Framework Inquiry.
With ongoing changes to NCEA and secondary assessment it seems timely to make it more accessible…
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Professional standards for teachers and teacher education: Avoiding the pitfalls (April 2006) written by Martin Thrupp commissioned by NZPPTA and NZEI
Professional standards for teachers and teacher education can be 'generic' or 'specified'. Generic standards are broad descriptors of teachers'…
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Digital communications guide (February 2014) The PPTA ICT advisory committee worked with the Network of Establishing Teachers (NETs) to update the PPTA online safety guides for teachers. Includes advice regarding email…
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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…
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