Publication Library

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

Social class and educational achievement: Beyond ideology In this paper Professor Ivan Snook attempts to go beyond simplistic finger pointing to look at the challenges many students bring with them when they enter the school gates, and how these can be dealt with.
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April 19, 2017 19/04/17
Social class and educational achievement: Beyond ideology (Snook, I) (October 2009) Discussions of “league tables” of NCEA results in secondary schools and the proposed “national standards” in primary schools have drawn attention once again to what is often called “the gap” - the wide variation in success rates for different groups gaining school-based qualifications.
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April 19, 2017 19/04/17
Some LGBTIQ+ Definitions (2012) The following definitions may be useful in schools as they work to make their
environment safe and welcoming for LGBTIQ+ students, staff and whanau.
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December 19, 2016 19/12/16
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 is that no teacher should be required to teach a subject in which they are untrained or unqualified.
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July 26, 2017 26/07/17
Some things you should know about Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) and the new Health and Safety changes (September 2017) Guidance for senior leaders on EOTC and health and safety.

(Written for Senior Positions Advisory Council (SPAC))
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October 16, 2017 16/10/17
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 Huarahi Māori Motuhake Submission on the Education Amendment Bill 2012 (January 2013) Submission made on behalf of Te Huarahi Māori Motuhake opposing the changes to the Education Amendment Bill, in particular the section establishing charter schools.
... Te Huarahi is also concerned about the impact of charter schools on Māori students who remain in the surrounding public schools and which lose funding and staffing when some students leave to attend the charter school. These schools will be left with the most educationally-disadvantaged students but with less funding to meet their needs. Choice for the favoured few will damage the educational options for all other students.
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January 18, 2018 18/01/18
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