Professional learning and development (PLD) toolkit
(2011) A toolkit comprising information and an audit process that can be used to support improved practices and outcomes for teachers and learners in New Zealand secondary and area schools.
April 10, 2017
Professional learning plan (PLP) template for principals
(June 2011) Template: Professional learning plan (PLP) for principals
January 26, 2017
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' skills and knowledge. Specified standards attempt to define more precisely what is to be taught, what would count as evidence of the quality of that teaching and what would count as meeting the standard. ... This paper offers four arguments against introducing specified standards for New Zealand teachers and teacher education.
April 10, 2017
PPTA documents and research that are no longer current but may be useful.
Documents no longer available on government websites that relate to past PPTA Te Wehengarua collective agreement developments, initiatives and disputes.
December 7, 2016
Publishing student work
(July 2017) PPTA ICT Advisory Committee guidance for teachers intending to publish student work.
August 15, 2017
Quality Teaching for Excellence and Equity: Report from PPTA's Quality Teaching Taskforce
The report of the PPTA Te Wehengarua Quality Teaching Taskforce (QTT). The Taskforce was set up to define the profession's case for what will promote and enhance system wide quality teaching for students,
December 6, 2016
Quality teaching for excellence and equity (2012)
Report from PPTA's Quality Teaching Taskforce.
The focus here on the quality of teaching rather than the quality of teachers is deliberate. The phrase "teacher quality" personalises and fixes the terms of the discussion onto individual teachers, rather than recognising that teachers' work is highly contextualised and their ability to provide quality teaching depends on many factors.
April 10, 2017
This funding model has a pernicious effect on secondary schools making it difficult for them to make curriculum decisions at the beginning of the year because of the risk funding may reduce while costs remain the same.
The impact falls particularly heavily on low-decile schools where the Government’s “priority learners” congregate.
December 12, 2016
Real equity funding: resourcing schools to support at risk learners (2016)
2016 Annual conference paper. The current resourcing review is an opportunity to improve the way our schools are funded. We know that we have a challenge in New Zealand with equity of achievement, and there is good evidence to suggest that the way we resource schools can make a difference to this.
April 11, 2017
Registration form - Delegate Leadership Development workshop / Issues and Organising seminar
(4 December 2017) Registration form for the PPTA Delegate Leadership Development workshop to be held on Friday 2 March 2018 and the PPTA Issues and Organising Seminar to be held on Saturday 3 March and Sunday 4 March 2018.
December 4, 2017
Registration form - National Whakataetae mō Ngā Manu Kōrero 2017 ki Aotea
(May 2017) National Whakataetae mō Ngā Manu Kōrero 2017 ki Aotea - “Manawanui Piharau” registration form.
May 30, 2017
Requirement to appoint 60% of within school teachers (WSTs) to permanent positions in CoL schools
The Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA) and Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement require schools to make at least 60% of their within school teacher (WST) roles permanent.
April 20, 2017
Response to Te Kotahitanga questionnaire critique
(2007) Response to a critique of the Te Kotahitanga questionnaire, written by Professor Roger Openshaw and Associate Professor John Clark, School of Educational Studies, Massey University.
December 7, 2016
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 safety - as well as your students' learning - that you have the opportunity to take regular breaks.
August 15, 2017
(Septemver 2017) Guidelines for senior leaders on the use of restraint
(Written for Senior Positions Advisory Committee (SPAC))
October 16, 2017
Review of STAR and Gateway: Submission September 2013
PPTA has had a long-standing concern about the interface between school and employment, training and further education, in which these two programmes play a very significant part. We have completed a comprehensive report which will be presented at the PPTA Annual Conference in early October and it is suggested that it would be a very valuable consultative document to take into account when formulating recommendations arising from this review.
December 15, 2016
Review of Careers Information, Advice, Guidance and Education (CIAGE): Submission June 2015
Covers a number of matters addressed in the Review. More than 90% of eligible teachers choose to belong to the union, so it follows that 90% of careers advisers in secondary and area schools are likely to be PPTA members. Furthermore, careers advisers need to work with the full team of teachers in a school in order to provide effect.
May 10, 2017
STCA 2015 Terms of Settlement
Terms of Settlement STCA 21 September 2015. This document sets out agreed components of a settlement of the Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement 2015-2018 (the collective agreement), between the Secretary for Education and the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association (NZPPTA).
July 20, 2017
STCA 2015-2018 Part 3 Terms of Employment; 3.2 Appointments
Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement requirements regarding teaching appointments
November 11, 2016
STCA Part 5 Hours of work: It's About Time toolkit Appendix 3
Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement (STCA) Part Five Hours of Work
May 4, 2017
Safe interaction with students (2015)
PPTA Te Wehengarua guidance for teachers' legal and social obligations in their relationships with students as required by New Zealand law and as outlined in the codes of ethics of the PPTA Constitution and the Education Council.
October 25, 2017
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
October 27, 2017
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)
July 26, 2017
Sample words to apply for Parental Leave (STCA Clause 6.3)
- and add a Medical Certificate (6.3.5) - the maternity grant is not payable where a teacher has not produced a medical certificate confirming pregnancy, or confirmation from the relevant government department or ministry of suitability as an adoptive parent, before commencing leave or resigning.
May 2, 2017
School Staffing SSSG Report 2012
As part of the Terms of Settlement for the Secondary Teachers' Collective .Agreement 2011-2013, the Post Primary Teachers' Association and the Ministry of Education agreed that more work was desirable between the two partiles with respect to class size. As a result, the Secondary Schools' Staffing Group was estciblished to undertake this further work.
This report presents the results of the group's work.
May 10, 2017