A relief teacher agency has told schools it can no longer meet all their requests for relievers for the first time in its history.
A survey of principals shows that schools are having to resort to the desperate measures of splitting classes and changing the curriculum to cope with the shortage of teachers and the struggle to find relievers.
Just over half of New Zealand primary schools say they do not have all the teachers they need.
Lyall Lukey, Convener of the recent Education Leaders Forum “Valuing Educators-Revaluing Education” argues that precipitate strike action is counterproductive to lifting the status and salaries of present teachers and recruiting the next generation.
Peter Lyons says we need to seriously rethink the way we appraise teachers.
Aspiring primary teacher Christian Ioka has learned an important lesson - that the best learning comes from one’s mistakes and failures while on practicum.
Nikki Kaye says committing to reducing teacher workload would go some way to resolving a pay dispute between teachers and the Government.
A qualified and experienced early childhood teacher tells Education Central how he believes he is better off working as an Uber driver.
A large part of the reason behind tomorrow’s industrial action boils down to one big question: can you build a life and be a primary school teacher at the same time? The four people interviewed for this story, who are in and around the day-to-day of that life, say the answer, as matters stand, is categorically ‘no’. By JAYLAN BOYLE.
The Government has announced today a pay equity settlement for 329 support workers who work with young children in early childhood and primary schools.