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

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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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 timetabling policy: About Time toolkit 2013 Section 4. The requirement that a school must have a timetabling policy and are required to consult with its teaching staff over its timetabling policy was first introduced in 2001-02...
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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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