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

From the top corridor to the back field: supporting senior leaders to lead effective change (2016) 2016 Annual conference paper. Senior leaders in secondary schools make a big difference to how well schools function, in particular when it comes to implementing change. They have a significant...
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Guidelines for negotiating a compensatory mechanism for reasonable endeavour (2017) 2017 Annual conference paper from the Canterbury Region. Recommendations: That a clear process in the form of guidelines be negotiated in the 2018 STCA round to ensure branches have a...
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Housing affordability (2008) A paper to the 2008 PPTA Annual Conference from the Auckland Region
It is suggested that an inter-regional taskforce is established to consider the impact of housing process across the country,...
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Housing affordability (2009) 2009 Annual conference paper. This paper is the report from the Housing Affordability Taskforce, established by the 2008 Annual Conference as a recommendation from the Auckland region paper on this...
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Improving the Communities of Schools Model (2018)
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Initial teacher education in change: But is it for the better? (2015) 2015 Annual conference paper. This paper examines the impact of new models of initial teacher education (ITE) that make greater demands on schools. It considers the effects on teacher workload...
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Integration or disintegration? (2009) 2009 Annual conference paper. This paper provides a brief background to the passage of the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975 and then summarises some of the concerns about the...
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Looking After Yourself (2018)
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Managing the paradigm shift: Secondary schooling and change (2012) 2012 Annual conference paper. Change is endemic in education, and teachers do not expect it to be otherwise. But the two tests for change always need to be whether...
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Mentoring for secondary teachers (2009) 2009 Annual conference paper. This paper arose from discussions among Te Huarahi and the young and new teachers network.
A joint working group was established to consider how a mentoring...
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Middle leadership in crisis (2015) 2015 Annual conference paper. This paper outlines work PPTA's middle leadership taskforce has done in its inaugural year to clarify the important role middle leaders play in curriculum delivery and...
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Mā te mahi tahi, ka ora ai te taitamaiti (2017) 2017 Annual conference paper. Working together to support māori student success. Ko te whāinga o tēnei pepa, he āwhina i ngā kura me ngā hapori Māori ki te mahi ngātahi,...
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Nau te rourou, Naku te rourou . . . Educative mentoring (2011) 2011 Annual conference paper. This is the third PPTA Conference paper on mentoring in almost as many years.1 Starting from a broad-based discussion and recommendations about different types of mentoring...
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NCEA - Result: Not Yet Achieved (plus Supplementary paper) (2002) 2002 Annual Conference Paper. This paper summarises PPTA’s policy positions on qualifications as they have evolved from the early 1990s, then looks in detail at the problems which have arisen...
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NCEA a work in progress (2005) 2005 Annual conference paper. This paper picks up and develops the theme of the 2002 Conference paper ‘The NCEA. Result: Not Yet Achieved’, published halfway through teachers’ first year of...
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NCEA Internal Assessment: A harder job than professional marking! (2010) A combined paper from the Manawatu-Whanganui & Auckland Regions to the 2010 Annual conference.
Marking and giving feedback as part of teaching is the professional responsibility of every teacher. No suggestion...
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NCEA Monitoring System Report (2003) 2003 Annual conference report. There is no doubt that there are implementation issues remaining, and issues which have been raised with the President or Executive members or directly with National...
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NCEA review 2018: an opportunity for change (2017) 2017 Annual conference paper. Between October 2017 and December 2018, there will be a major review of the design of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) conducted by the...
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NCEA the work continues (2006) 2006 Annual conference paper. PPTA’s consistent position is that the union is opposed to substantial change to the design of the NCEA without extensive consultation with teachers and robust research.
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NCEA: A pathway to the future (2008) 2008 Annual conference 2008. This paper is largely a forward-looking paper, seeking to identify possible ways forward in terms largely of the design of the NCEA. The fact that the...
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NCEA: Nothing endures but change... (2007) 2007 Annual conference paper. PPTA representatives will continue to use every opportunity to warn of the dangers inherent in some of the recent changes, to seek to have them implemented...
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Needs-based staffing for secondary schools (2008) 2008 Annual conference paper. We have a staffing model that creates large classes as a by-product and does not recognise different needs in schools, and that is structured to...
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No silver bullet: An update on issues relating to behaviour and engagement ...(2010) 2010 Annual conference paper. An update on issues relating to behaviour and engagement in secondary schools. In spite of the pressure from PPTA and a growing public concern that...
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Notice of Conference 2020
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Once more into the breach... PPTA industrial stragegy for 2018 - and beyond (2017) 2017 Annual conference paper. This paper investigates the economic, political and industrial environment for the 2018-2019 bargaining round, and outlines an industrial strategy, including a claims process, for that round....
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