Union NZEI Te Riu Roa is working through a pay equity claim with the Ministry of Education with the goal of improving the remuneration of education support workers including Learning Assistants and Teacher Aides. However Manurewa Intermediate already pays its Learning Assistants well above the national average. How do they do this, and why?
Principal Ricardo Fox agrees with the findings of a new survey that shows principals are under a lot of pressure and struggle to find a good work-life balance. He talks to ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY about the realities of the job.
As a survey is released calling for action over New Zealand teachers’ workload, on the other side of the world US schools are contemplating arming their staff for protection. By Jude Barback.
Auckland secondary school principals say the region could be short of thousands of teachers in the next 10 years unless salaries are raised to attract new recruits.
In December, the government announced a new package to address teacher shortages. But as principals look further afield to staff their schools, will these measures be enough, and what effect might they already have on those deciding to enter the profession? MELISSA WASTNEY reports.
New Zealand Initiative research fellow Martine Udahemuka argues that if implemented right, pay-for-performance systems are a win-win-win for principals, teachers and students.