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How our teacher shortage affects everyone

Everyone in our community should be deeply concerned when there is a shortage of employable teachers in our schools because it means the overall quality of the work force is lowered.

Paying for quality Learning Support

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?

Workload demands at dangerous levels for primary school leaders

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.

Editorial: US teachers face a different sort of stress

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 high-school teacher shortage tipped to hit 3000 by 2027

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.

Addressing the teacher shortage – Ministry’s measures not enough

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.

Rebecca Pyle: Why I left Auckland

"Teachers are falling over." Rebecca Pyle tells her story of why staying in Auckland wasn’t an option anymore.

Opinion: Martine Udahemuka – A trick for principals

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.

Maths teachers stalled by red tape

Two South African maths teachers have been unable to start work at Rangitoto College because of delays in getting visas and New Zealand teacher registration.

Calling all ECE teachers for research project

SUSAN BATES is calling for early childhood teachers to participate in a research project aimed at gauging conditions, expectations and experiences of ECE teachers in New Zealand, in the context of their health and well-being.
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