Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA)
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Firstly a shoutout to Auckland members, who will be busy preparing to fully reopen schools and services next week – we’re wishing you a smooth transition, and if you have any questions or concerns, your union is here to assist.
We have achieved another win for teachers through our work in the Accord and our joint collective action last year! The Teaching Council has announced that performance appraisals for teachers have been removed.
During our collective agreement campaigns last year, the PPTA and NZEI Te Riu Roa called for the removal of the low-trust, compliance-driven model of appraisal towards a more high-trust model that allows for growth in the teaching profession.
This is also a step forward in reducing teacher workload as we know the performance appraisal process and the accompanying compliance was often very onerous on both teachers and administering principals and lacked evidence of improving teacher quality or learner outcomes.
Liam Rutherford, NZEI Te Riu Roa President | Te Manukura