Publication Library

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

PPTA regional boundaries South Island map (2016) Regions and regional boundaries in the South Island
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PPTA Auckland ward boundaries map (2016) Auckland region wards and ward boundaries map
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August 23, 2016 23/08/16
PPTA regional boundaries North Island map (2016) Regions and regional boundaries in the North Island
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August 23, 2016 23/08/16
School staffing: PPTA key points - SSSG Report (2012) PPTA key points from the Report of the Secondary Schools' Staffing Group
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October 13, 2016 13/10/16
School staffing: PPTA key proposals - SSSG Report (2012) PPTA key points from the Report of the Secondary Schools' Staffing Group
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October 13, 2016 13/10/16
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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October 13, 2016 13/10/16
Class size poster: How dense do you want them (2008) Poster from Class Size campaign 2008
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October 17, 2016 17/10/16
Parents' perspectives of secondary school teaching - Windshift research (2007) One of the key elements of this research was to explore the underlying expectations of teachers. What exactly are the qualities of an effective teacher?
... Given their underlying beliefs about the education their children need, it is unsurprising to find that many parents have fixed on class sizes as the ultimate symbol of the conditions under which teachers teach and children learn.
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October 17, 2016 17/10/16
Extra staffing by school MAC23 (2012) Extra staffing by school under MAC 23 calculation for curriculum staffing (based on 2011 confirmed year 9-13 roll).
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October 17, 2016 17/10/16
Womens Handbook (Sept 2016) The PPTA women's handbook contains information, resources, forms and ideas for women building networks in schools.
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October 20, 2016 20/10/16
Academics put heat on half-baked reactions The political and media stir caused by professor John Hattie's research on student achievement has prompted a group of academics to look closely at his work. The authors were particularly concerned that politicians might use Hattie's work to justify ill-informed policy decisions.
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Class size - Letter from Prof John-ONeill to Minister of Education (2012) The effects of class size on teaching and learning (Questions for oral answer, question 12, 8 February 2012)
... I have done you the courtesy of looking once more at Professor Hattie’s research on class size and the quality of teaching. This letter summarises my careful re-reading, which has resolved none of the errors in the Treasury’s briefing. Consequently, I then explain why other, directly relevant and more sophisticated research studies on class size effects on teaching, learning and achievement are more useful to schooling policy development in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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October 20, 2016 20/10/16
National Education Leaders Partnership (NELP) - School resourcing principles The National Education Leaders Partnership includes: NZSTA (New Zealand School Trustees Association) NZPTA (parents), NZPF (Primary and intermediate school principals), NZSPC (secondary and area school principals), SPANZ (secondary and area school principals), SEPANZ (Special Education), NZEI (primary teachers and support staff), PPTA (secondary teachers and principals), NZAIMS (Intermediate and middle school principals), NZASA (area schools), NZCEO (Catholic Integrated Schools).
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November 8, 2016 08/11/16
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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November 9, 2016 09/11/16
Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA) 2016-2019 The Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement sets out the conditions of employment, salary rates and rights and entitlements for PPTA members in Area schools.
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November 9, 2016 09/11/16
Appraisal using the standards and criteria (2016) This more detailed document describes the relationship between the professional standards and registered teacher criteria and what schools need to know about these. There are some examples of how schools can get this wrong, and a checklist to make sure that they are being used correctly.
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November 10, 2016 10/11/16
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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November 10, 2016 10/11/16
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.
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November 10, 2016 10/11/16
Professional Standards for Secondary Teachers, STCA 2015-2018 Criteria for quality teaching; teacher appraisal
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November 11, 2016 11/11/16
Criteria for Quality Teaching, ASTCA 2016 2019 Professional standards for teachers in area schools; teacher appraisal.
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November 11, 2016 11/11/16
STCA 2015-2018 Part 3 Terms of Employment; 3.2 Appointments Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement requirements regarding teaching appointments
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November 11, 2016 11/11/16
ASTCA 2016-2019 Part 2 Terms of employment: 2.2 Appointments Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement appointment process for teachers.
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November 12, 2016 12/11/16
Behaviour Guidelines (2014) These guidelines focus on a systems approach to behaviour management - identifying when they are effective and how they support teachers and students.
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November 13, 2016 13/11/16
Behaviour Positive Learning and all that Jazz (2015) A paper presented to the APBS 12th International Conference on Positive Behaviour Support, March 11-14, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts. This paper seeks to map the roots of Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) as a portfolio of initiatives in New Zealand schools and to investigate the unique ways it has grown.
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November 13, 2016 13/11/16
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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