News in December 2018

Top-up LAT grants

The criteria for applications to the Recruitment, Retention and Responsibility (3R) National Fund are now broader.More primary, area and secondary schools can now apply for a financial grant to top-up pay when employing a Limited Authority to Teach (LAT) teacher.LAT teachers supplement the education workforce. They often have industry experience – for...

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Support for principals

Personalised professional learning The Leadership strategy for the teaching profession of Aotearoa New Zealand was released by the Teaching Council in August 2018 after almost two years of collaborative work with the education sector. The leadership strategy supports the growth and development of leadership capability for all registered teachers across English and...

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Local curriculum support

The Ministry of Education is providing a package of support for local curriculum in early 2019 including workshops with teacher-release time, guidance, and tools.You can find details of this support on NZ Curriculum Online: Local curriculum package of support for 2019

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Sabbatical reports added November 2018

The sabbatical reports published in November were: Secondary and area NCEA Approaches to NCEA that might more readily engage students. Grant Jones, Newlands College  Modern learning environment (MLE) Impact of teaching and learning in a MLE on student achievement. Christopher Rooney, Liston College  Primary SOLO taxonomy How SOLO can help students articulate their learning steps, strengths and goals. Lynne...

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