Publication Library

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

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.
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November 30, 2016 30/11/16
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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November 28, 2016 28/11/16
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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July 26, 2017 26/07/17
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.
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May 2, 2017 02/05/17
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.
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May 10, 2017 10/05/17
School anti-violence toolkit (2016) A resource to assist schools in developing and implementing effective anti-violence policies, practice and procedures, including dealing with bullying, harassment, and assault.

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September 14, 2017 14/09/17
School charges – Rights, obligations, limits (2012) 2012 Annual conference paper. Over the last few years there have been concerns raised by the community with respect to the amount of money schools are asking for to meet their needs. Reactions to schools have largely been negative. The media has periodically highlighted the problem with such headlines as:
• “Cash strapped schools call in the heavies to collect donations”1
• “Free education – it’s a myth”...
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April 19, 2017 19/04/17
School fees and donation payments Advice to PPTA Te Wehengarua members on the legal framework for fees and donations in state and integrated schools
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December 12, 2016 12/12/16
School guidance counsellors changes in registration, certification and authorisation (LATs) Information for school guidance counsellors on changes in registration, certification and authorisation (LATs). Information correct as at 15 October 2015
The information here is to update guidance counsellors on the impact of the Education Amendment Act 2015, which replaced the Teachers Council with the Education Council. The Amendment Act made significant changes to the registration framework, including a separation of registration from the holding of practising certificate and major changes to LATs.
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November 15, 2016 15/11/16
School staffing: PPTA key points - SSSG Report (2012) PPTA key points from the Report of the Secondary Schools' Staffing Group
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May 10, 2017 10/05/17
School staffing: PPTA key proposals - SSSG Report (2012) PPTA key points from the Report of the Secondary Schools' Staffing Group
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July 26, 2017 26/07/17
Seamless Transition or jagged edge? Report of the Secondary-Tertiary Interface Taskforce 2013 (2014) The Seamless Transition or Jagged Edge? report is the result of a wide-ranging investigation, conducted by the Taskforce during 2013, into all the initiatives loosely gathered under the government policy heading "˜Youth Guarantee'.
The initiatives included under that heading are: trades academies (or Secondary-Tertiary Partnerships or STPs), fees-free places in tertiary education, Youth Guarantee Networks, Vocational Pathways, the Secondary-Tertiary Alignment Resource (STAR), Gateway, and careers guidance.
In particular, the report argues that there is a lack of coherence in the policy as it is experienced at the level of the individual school. Implementation has had serious shortcomings, and this is reflected in poor communication with schools, an absence of provision for teacher professional learning and development that should accompany any major change process, and a failure to have robust evaluation strategies in place.
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May 10, 2017 10/05/17
Seamless transition or jagged edge? Report of the Secondary-Tertiary Interface Taskforce 2013 The report concludes that the policy, while producing some clear benefits to many students who might otherwise be at risk of disengagement from education, has some major problems which need to be addressed urgently.
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June 1, 2017 01/06/17
Secondary Principals Collective Agreement (SPCA) 2016-2019 This agreement sets out the conditions of employment, salary rates and rights and entitlements for principals who are PPTA members in State secondary schools, composite (Years 7-13) schools, junior and senior high schools (including integrated schools).
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August 25, 2017 25/08/17
Secondary Principals' Council meeting notes March 2017 (5 April 207) Notes of the Secondary Principals' Council meeting held 21 - 22 March 2017 in Wellington.
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April 5, 2017 05/04/17
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 that the delivery mechanism (formula) is reviewed in relation to larger schools and junior high schools, and that the review seeks to neutralise the disproportionate effect of the formula on these schools.
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November 28, 2016 28/11/16
Secondary Teacher Supply Working Group Report (9 August 2016) This Report from the Secondary Teacher Supply Working Group, explores current and future issues around secondary teacher supply, and makes recommendations on how these can be addressed. The Working Group was established as part of the settlement for the 2015-2018 Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement (STCA).
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May 31, 2017 31/05/17
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 the joint interest that the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association (NZPPTA) and the Ministry of Education (Ministry) have in responding to issues of concern being raised in the sector around secondary teacher workload. This Report follows on from a joint NZPPTA and Ministry report on Secondary School Teacher Supply (August 2016).
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June 2, 2017 02/06/17
Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA) 2015-2018 The Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA) sets out the conditions of employment, salary rates and rights and entitlements for PPTA members in secondary schools, intermediates and technicraft centres.

This collective agreement is effective from 28 October 2015 and it expires on 27 October 2018.
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April 12, 2017 12/04/17
Secondary school staffing report 2015 In term one 2015 the principals of secondary and composite schools with senior rolls were a surveyed about their staffing situation. The questions focused on the broader aspects of the teacher supply equation; raising issues of both quantity and quality of supply. There have been similar surveys since 1996.

The responses relate to the staffing situation as at 15th March 2015 unless otherwise indicated.
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June 29, 2017 29/06/17
Secondary school staffing report 2016 In term one 2016 the principals of secondary and composite schools with senior rolls were surveyed about their staffing situation. The questions focused on the broader aspects of the teacher supply equation, raising issues of both quantity and quality of supply. There have been similar surveys since 1996.
This report is based upon replies received from 206 secondary and composite schools. This represents 39.8% of schools that received the survey. The response rate for secondary schools was 51.9%, and 23.7% for composite (area) schools. The responses relate to the staffing situation as at 15th March 2016 unless otherwise indicated.
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June 29, 2017 29/06/17
Secondary school staffing survey report 2017 (June 2017) The trend is for deterioration across the measures of secondary teacher supply and a number of measures in the report are the worst recorded by PPTA since the start of this series of reports. There have been similar surveys since 1996.
In term one 2017 the principals of secondary and composite schools with senior rolls were surveyed about their staffing situation. The questions focused on the broader aspects of the teacher supply equation, raising issues of both quantity and quality of supply.
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June 29, 2017 29/06/17
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 this may be technology centres, or manual training centres attached to intermediate schools and some other non-secondary institutions).
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July 26, 2017 26/07/17
Secondary teacher staffing – Another casualty of a lack of coherent long term planning (2012) 2012 Annual conference paper. When it suits them the ministry and government do acknowledge that pupil-teacher ratio is not the same as class size, but only to ‘pass the buck’ to schools. This particularly nasty piece of propaganda argues that large classes are the fault of schools because they choose how to use the staffing they are given and the government does not set class sizes.
It is nasty because it implies that the schools have real choice over their class sizes within the constraints placed on them by the government’s resourcing.
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February 9, 2017 09/02/17
Secondary teaching into future (2007) 2007 Annual conference paper. This paper seeks to set out the union’s preferred future for secondary education. It describes a set of principles against which the union would judge proposals for change in secondary education, and which would guide the union’s responses to the ‘wild cards’ that the future may throw our way. The future is impossible to predict with certainty, so no vision can be guaranteed to become a reality, but PPTA outlines here its preferred future scenario for secondary teaching. The final section of the paper discusses the implications of all this for the secondary teaching workforce as we move into the future.
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May 10, 2017 10/05/17