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Source: Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA)

Invitation to take part

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QPEC is a community organisation committed to quality public education. We have teamed up with education unions to investigate the experiences of teachers and teaching assistants teaching online during Covid lockdown and after.

We have designed a survey for all those involved in teaching, as teachers and support staff, during the various Covid situations.

Our aim is to understand and analyse the experience of teachers and support staff under Covid and lockdown conditions in NZ state and state-integrated primary and secondary schools during 2020-2022. We have consulted carefully with the NZEI and the PPTA over the scope and advisability of conducting the study at this time, and are proceeding with their support.

An anonymous survey link will take participants to the survey. Most of the questions require ‘tick box’ answers, although one question invites you to express issues or concerns you may have about online or distance learning models. The survey should take 15 minutes to complete.

Our commitments:
• We will not record your identity.
• The data will be aggregated into grouped responses to questions.
• No individual identifying data (for example the name of a school or person) will be published.

You can choose whether to take part, whether to answer particular questions, and whether to continue or stop participating at any point. If you do stop taking part, any answers you have already entered will stay in the system.

It is possible that doing the survey could prompt some forms of stress or other emotional reaction in the process. If you should experience distress while working on the questionnaire, we invite you to contact:

Employee Assistance Programme

Tel 1800 726474 or 0800 327 669.

Data will be stored on a password-protected computer and a secure survey server in a stand-alone office. Data will be destroyed after five years.

We plan to publish the key findings on our website and those of our union partners, issue reports, make presentations at conferences and may do press releases based on the study. We will exclude any commentaries that might be unprofessional or damaging to others. We expect education workers to live up to professional standards of education, with respect for human rights, human dignity, principled behaviour, accepted codes of conduct and basic reasoning.

The Principal Investigator is Dr Liz Gordon of Pukeko Research. You can contact Liz at for further information.

Proceed to the survey

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