Publication Library

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

A policy development or review process: About Time toolkit 2013 Section 7. The following steps should assist in situations where a school either has no timetabling policy – or it is undergoing a review.
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July 26, 2017 26/07/17
ASTCA Part Four Hours of Work: About Time toolkit Appendix 4 Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement Part Four - Maximum Timetabled Classroom Teaching Time
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July 26, 2017 26/07/17
Beginning Teachers' Handbook (2017) The beginning and new teachers' handbook is a quick reference for new and beginning teachers in New Zealand secondary schools.
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August 21, 2017 21/08/17
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
Branch Audits: About Time toolkit Appendix 1 Branch audit process on timetabling, for schools covered by the Secondary School Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA) and the Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA)
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July 26, 2017 26/07/17
Branch chairs handbook 2017 Branch officers' handbook. A 'rough' guide to organising your branch.
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September 26, 2017 26/09/17
Developing further policy components: About Time toolkit 2013 Section 5 of toolkit. Schools have developed different frameworks to deliver student learning programmes. Most, because of limited school resourcing and facilities, and community needs and expectations, are variations on a traditional timetable, but schools are also experimenting with new forms of programme delivery however in innovative timetables.
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July 26, 2017 26/07/17
Education Change Management Toolkit (2016) This kit is about effective education change at the school level.
This toolkit is to assist schools and branches in implementing effective change for improvement, following the identified best practices for educational change.
It contains general principles for implementing successful education change in schools and a series of questions to answer before, during and after a change is trialled.
There is a draft policy which branches can discuss with their boards.
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April 12, 2017 12/04/17
Education change management toolkit PPTA Te Wehengarua advice on effective education change management. This toolkit contains general principles for implementing successful education change in schools. Included in the toolkit is a draft policy which branches can discuss with their boards.
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August 7, 2017 07/08/17
Elected officers' handbook 2017 (March 2017) This handbook is for the use of PPTA Te Wehengarua elected officials at branch, regional and executive levels. It will also enable members thinking of standing for office to see what responsibilities that position will entail.
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September 26, 2017 26/09/17
Frequently asked questions: About Time toolkit Appendix 10 FAQs - contact time. Timetabled contact and non-contact time Questions 1-12, Average class/group size Questions 13-31, Part time non-contact Questions 32-35
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May 4, 2017 04/05/17
Guidelines to assist boards of trustees to meet their good employer obligations to Maori Updated guidelines developed as a result of the Memorandum agreed between New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) PPTA Te Wehengarua to assist boards of trustees (“boards”) to meet their good employer obligations to Māori.
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April 12, 2017 12/04/17
Its about time (2013 handbook) Handbook to timetabling, non-contact time and class-size provisions in the Secondary Teachers' Collective Agreement (STCA)
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July 26, 2017 26/07/17
Meaning of Consultation: About Time toolkit Appendix 5 “(1) The word ‘consultation’ does not require that there be agreement.
“(2) On the other hand it clearly requires more than mere prior notification.
“(3) If there is a proposal to make a change, and such change requires to be preceded by consultation, it must not be made until after consultation with those required to be consulted. They ‘must know...
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August 15, 2017 15/08/17
Meeting procedures (March 2017) This booklet explains why formal meetings are held, how they are run and what is expected of the chair, secretary and other members who participate.
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March 8, 2017 08/03/17
Part-time teachers non-contact: About Time toolkit Appendix 7 A Part time teacher may not be employed for more than 0.89 FTTE (22.25 hours per week); and no part time teachers can be used for more than for more than 20 contact hours.
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July 26, 2017 26/07/17
Professional learning and development (PLD) toolkit (2011) A toolkit comprising information and an audit process that can be used to support improved practices and outcomes for teachers and learners in New Zealand secondary and area schools.
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April 10, 2017 10/04/17
STCA Part 5 Hours of work: It's About Time toolkit Appendix 3 Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement (STCA) Part Five Hours of Work
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May 4, 2017 04/05/17
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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October 27, 2017 27/10/17
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
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
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 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
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
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