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

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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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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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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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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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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Secondary Teacher Workload Working Group Report (2017) (June 2017 released to public) The Secondary Teacher Workload Working Group (the Working Group) was established as part of the settlement for the 2015-2018 Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement. It recognised...
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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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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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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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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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Rest and meal breaks: Guidelines to the Employment Relations Act 2000 (2015) Guidelines from PPTA Te Wehengarua on rest and meal breaks for teachers.
Teaching can have a heavy and demanding workload. That's why it's important for your own health and...
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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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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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Maximum contact time calculator (2013) The calculator will help you work out your contact time entitlements.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Duty outside timetabled hours (2009) 2009 Annual conference paper. Teachers feel a tension between their supervisory and administrative duties, on one hand, and on the other the broader professional drive to effectively engage with...
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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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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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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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