16 C
Wellington, NZ
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Advertisement

Tomorrow’s Schools Issue 4: Disability & Learning Support – A SENCO in every school

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The fourth issue is disability and learning support. Will Education Hub management and a learning support coordinator in every school help bring about the change needed?

Tomorrow’s Schools Issue 3: Competition and Choice – Will ending “unhealthy competition” make things...

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The third issue is competition and choice – one of the more contentious parts of the report.

Tomorrow’s Schools Issue 2: Schooling Provision – An end to intermediate schools?

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The second issue is schooling provision. The big question arising from these recommendations is, what will happen to our intermediate schools?

Tomorrow’s Schools Report Issue 1: Governance – Enter the Education Hubs

In an eight-part series, Education Central looks closely at the key issues addressed by the taskforce in the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. The first – and most significant – issue of the report is governance. Will Education Hubs deliver a fairer deal for all schools, or will they be to the detriment of well-run and high-performing schools?

Sensitive subjects: Parents desperate for education system change

Jude Barback is privy to some distressing stories from parents of their experience of New Zealand’s school system. They cannot be fully told for privacy reasons, yet equally they should not go unheard as the Tomorrow’s Schools Review considers moving some of the key decision-making away from boards of trustees.

Searching for the key to success in Pasifika education

Dr Martyn Reynolds’ research prompted him to ask an important question: what is Pasifika success as Pasifika?

One giant playdate across two countries: why student exchange programmes are worth the effort

JUDE BARBACK accompanied eight primary school kids on a new school exchange programme to Korea and witnessed first-hand what an impact such experiences can have – not just on the students, but on the school and its wider community.

Are we failing our youngest learners? Intervention waiting times still increasing

Everyone in the early childhood sector will be encouraged by Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ recently announced plan for students under six, which emphasises more and better qualified teachers. What’s less clear is whether young learners with acute additional needs figure as prominently as they should in his forward planning. By Jaylan Boyle.

When anxiety starts to interfere with a child’s life

Developing long-term strategies to help children approach – rather than avoid – situations which might spark anxiety is key to preventing anxiety disorders having a negative impact on their lifelong mental health. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson

Rethinking learning support

The Government has announced funding for 600 new learning support coordinators (LSCs) to focus on students with complex needs. What does this mean for our children, our schools – and our future? Might it bring us a step closer towards equity and excellence in education? By Anna Clements.
Advertisement

SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER

By subscribing, you accept our website terms of use and Privacy policy.

LATEST

Feeling safe and sound through music therapy

Primary students who began to experience anxiety and stress following a series of earthquakes are learning to build resilience by using music as a release.

SPONSORED ARTICLES

Sponsored: Bringing quality special education to the Pacific Islands

Since 1981, Loto Taumafai Society for People with Disabilities has provided quality education, rehabilitation and support for children and people with disabilities. With valued assistance from donor and volunteer organizations, the thriving NGO has paved the way forward for Inclusive Education in Samoa.
X