Publication Library

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

Speak out against bullying - He's counting on your silence (Safer schools poster) Safer schools poster (red)
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August 8, 2017 08/08/17
Speak out against bullying - He's counting on your support (Safer schools poster) Safer schools poster (yellow)
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August 8, 2017 08/08/17
Speak out against bullying - She's counting on your silence (Safer schools poster) Safer schools poster (purple)
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August 8, 2017 08/08/17
Speak out against bullying - She's counting on your support (Safer schools poster) Safer schools poster (green)
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August 8, 2017 08/08/17
Specialist Classroom Teacher Reimbursement form for study fees towards a post-graduate qualification (2012) The 2008 settlement of the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement contained a new provision allowing Specialist Classroom Teachers to receive reimbursement of relevant post graduate study fees. (STCA 3.8B.6)
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January 24, 2017 24/01/17
Specialist Classroom Teacher Time Allowance Application Form (2010) The Specialist Classroom Teacher (SCT) Time Allowance is available to state and integrated secondary school boards making an appointment to the Specialist Classroom Teacher role. The Specialist Classroom Teacher Time Allowance must be used to support the professional growth of other teachers, according to the guidelines accompanying this application form.
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January 24, 2017 24/01/17
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 groups and students to option lines involves technical skill, this should not prevent a range of interested parties being involved in the decisions that underpin this process.
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July 26, 2017 26/07/17
Strategy to prevent suicide in New Zealand: Submission June 2017 PPTA submission on the draft Suicide Strategy 2017
This submission drew largely on policies and positions in terms of Rainbow Taskforce work, and also our work with guidance counsellors.
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July 6, 2017 06/07/17
Student misbehaviour - Of no meaningful consequence (2013) 2013 Annual conference paper from the Manawatu/Whanganui region. A number of papers have come to annual conference to address the concerns about student behaviour. Most recently the paper No Silver Bullet (2010) argued for the introduction of Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L).
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February 9, 2017 09/02/17
Subject Associations - contacts and websites (February 2017) (March 2017) List of subject associations, contact details and websites.
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July 21, 2017 21/07/17
Submission to Education & Science Select Committee on SOP 176 Education Legislation Bill June 2016 The creation in this SOP of a new class of teacher is a significant change, which the Select Committee is right to recognise that we have an interest in. This submission addresses only the proposed changes to the Education Act relating to the creation of „trainee teacher‟ positions, and does not address the amendments to the legislation governing the New Zealand Council for Educational Research.
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May 10, 2017 10/05/17
Supporting teachers to do their jobs: There’s got to be a better way (2011) 2011 Annual conference paper. Who cares about teachers? It is salutary to recall the point made at paid union meetings last year that almost all of the provisions in teachers’ collective agreements have had to be battled for.
For all the political posturing over many years about the importance of teachers in lifting student achievement, the initiatives that have attracted graduates to the profession, supported them to be effective in their daily work, and assisted them to leave the service (should that be necessary) have come entirely from the union, via collective bargaining. This applies not just to the ‘pay and rations’ aspects of negotiations but also to professional provisions such as study awards and grants, sabbaticals, specialist classroom teachers, Ngā Manu Kōrero, and leave for kapa haka and Polyfest.
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January 24, 2017 24/01/17
Surplus Staffing Procedures - Appendix 5 ASTCA 2016-2019 Surplus staffing procedures in the Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement
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November 30, 2016 30/11/16
Surplus staffing procedures - Appendix H STCA 2015-2018 Surplus staffing procedures in the Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement
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November 30, 2016 30/11/16
Surplus staffing process flowchart (STCA) 2017 (September 2017) Surplus staffing process as per clause 3.9 and Appendix H of the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement (STCA)
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September 26, 2017 26/09/17
Surplus staffing: advice for when your school has a falling roll (September 2017) An actual or projected falling school roll in any given year may lead the Ministry of Education to advise your school that it needs to reduce teaching staff for the following school year.
This document explains the process involved and offers you advice about what you can expect and who you should talk to if your job is affected.
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September 26, 2017 26/09/17
Survey of middle leaders in secondary schools PPTA Te Wehengarua's Middle Leadership Taskforce surveyed members in early 2016. The survey revealed that curriculum middle leadership lacks appeal to 40% of classroom teachers, and the reasons for this appear to be excessive workload for the time available, and remuneration levels which fail to adequately recognise the workload and levels of responsibility.
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December 12, 2016 12/12/16
Te Huarahi Maori Motuhake (March 2017) The name, Te Huarahi is the pathway, Māori Motuhake is specially or absolutely Māori. A brief presentation about Te Huarahi, the role, structure and history within PPTA Te Wehengarua.
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March 15, 2017 15/03/17
Te Reo A Rohe 2017 (March 2017) About Te Reo A Rohe. Presentation to Regional Delegates training day.
Te Reo A Rohe are regional PPTA office holders who link link Māori members (in the regions) to the national Māori Executive ; Te Huarahi Māori Motuhake. They inform Māori members members and also relay their their concerns back to Te Huarahi.
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March 20, 2017 20/03/17
Te Tiro Hou: Report of the Qualifications Framework Inquiry 1997 This report outlines the findings of Te Tiro Hou - The Qualifications Framework Inquiry.
With ongoing changes to NCEA and secondary assessment it seems timely to make it more accessible by making the electronic version available.
An educationally valid qualifications system is:
fair; inclusive; cumulative; clear; motivating; coherent; constructive; manageable
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April 19, 2017 19/04/17
Teach First NZ - Update to members February 2014 It would be fair to say, however, that PPTA has not been kept as well-informed by the university as we would like to be as the scheme has rolled out. There are aspects of the placement process for Cohort 2 that PPTA is far from happy about, and we are pursuing this further to ensure that Cohort 3 placements are more consistent with good employer obligations.
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November 14, 2016 14/11/16
Teacher appraisal guidelines: To improve, not just to prove (2016) These simple guidelines describe what appraisal is for and what a good appraisal process should do. This document is for the people who design and implement appraisal systems in schools and branches that want to investigate their school processes. They give advice on the types of documents that support good processes, and on what should be considered when moving to web based systems for documenting appraisal.
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April 10, 2017 10/04/17
Teacher disciplinary procedures - presentation to NZSPC (2010) Presentation to Secondary principals' council on teacher disciplinary procedures. Presentation refers to legislation, standards and the process.
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January 27, 2017 27/01/17
Teacher education student / trainee membership application form Membership application and change of details notification form for teacher trainees.
As of 22 November 2008 membership of PPTA is free to teacher trainees (decision of PPTA Executive).
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August 30, 2017 30/08/17
Teacher ownership or government takeover? (2013) 2013 Annual conference paper. This paper is largely a reiteration of longstanding existing PPTA policy on the Teachers Council. PPTA’s policy, established over many years of debate at Executive and Annual Conference, provides an excellent basis for a principled position on what a truly representative Teachers Council would look like.
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February 9, 2017 09/02/17