Publication Library

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

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
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
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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October 20, 2016 20/10/16
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
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
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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November 13, 2016 13/11/16
Consultation: PPTA guidelines for whole staff consultation PPTA Te Wehengarua guidance for whole staff consultation
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November 13, 2016 13/11/16
Employment Authority update for PPTA Branches in Auckland and Northland (2015) Update to branches on the outcome of a recent Employment Relations Authority case regarding what is generally known as the Teach First teacher education programme, offered by Auckland University and the Teach First NZ Trust. It will be of most interest to members in schools involved with this programme.
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November 14, 2016 14/11/16
Employment Relations Authority decision - Teach First NZ (2015) [2015] NZERA-Wellington-116 If there are vacancies in secondary schools which involve the instruction of students (teaching positions), then those vacancies ought to be advertised in the usual way in the Education Gazette in accordance with the requirements of clause 3.2.2 of the collective agreement and appointments made to the subject vacancy in accordance with s.77G of the 1988 Act and clause 3.1.1 of the collective agreement.
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November 14, 2016 14/11/16
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
Agreement on future employment processes involving Teach First NZ (2016) Media Statement - Agreement on future employment processes involving the Teach First NZ programme (18 March 2016)
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November 14, 2016 14/11/16
Fast track teacher education: A review of the research literature (2012) This review of the literature was commissioned by PPTA Te Wehengarua as a means of informing the decision-making of the Association and its members about the Teach For All (TFA) scheme seeking to prepare teachers for New Zealand's schools.
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November 14, 2016 14/11/16
Executive summary - Who achieves what in secondary schooling? (July 2013) Executive summary. Liz Gordon and Brian Easton.
During 2012, the Minister of Education stated on a number of occasions that one in five students were failing in school. PPTA Te Wehengarua commissioned "Who achieves what in secondary schooling? A conceptual and empirical analysis" to examine who is 'failing' in New Zealand schools, with a particular emphasis on New Zealand secondary schooling.
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November 14, 2016 14/11/16
Who achieves what in secondary schooling? Liz Gordon presentation slides (2013) Liz Gordon presentation slides of "Who achieves what in secondary schooling?". During 2012, the Minister of Education stated on a number of occasions that one in five students were failing in school. PPTA Te Wehengarua commissioned "Who achieves what in secondary schooling? A conceptual and empirical analysis" to examine who is 'failing' in New Zealand schools, with a particular emphasis on New Zealand secondary schooling.
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November 14, 2016 14/11/16
Who achieves what in secondary schooling? A conceptual and empirical analysis PPTA Te Wehengarua commissioned "Who achieves what in secondary schooling? A conceptual and empirical analysis" to examine who is 'failing' in New Zealand schools, with a particular emphasis on secondary schooling
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November 14, 2016 14/11/16
Evaluation of Senior Subject Adviser (SSA) Pilot initiative 2007 (2008) Note this document was published on the Ministry of Education website and then the Education Counts website. It cannot be located on either website at this time (March 2014). It is a good evaluation of a very good initiative and is useful to consider in light of the government's Investing in Educational Success announcement (Jan 2014)
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November 14, 2016 14/11/16
Grounds and supervision duties (2010) This advice is in four parts: legal requirements, current normal practices, advice from the Executive to members, and examples of good practice operating in schools. It has been developed jointly with NZSPC and PPTA’s senior positions advisory group.

Note: Document has also been called Non-timetabled duties: Grounds and Supervision Duties and was part of a series on How to Reduce Work Overload.
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November 14, 2016 14/11/16
Guidelines for teachers considering retirement For those who may no longer want to work full-time there are sometimes alternatives to a full retirement
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November 15, 2016 15/11/16
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