NCEA workload concerns taken seriously says PPTA

Press Release – PPTA

Secondary teachers will be pleased the minister of education has responded to their concerns about NCEA workload, says PPTA president Robin Duff. “We welcome today’s announcements. Two teacher only days in both 2012 and 2013 will be used by teachers …Media Release

NCEA workload concerns taken seriously says PPTA

4 October, 2011

Secondary teachers will be pleased the minister of education has responded to their concerns about NCEA workload, says PPTA president Robin Duff.

“We welcome today’s announcements. Two teacher only days in both 2012 and 2013 will be used by teachers to adapt their senior courses to the new curriculum and new achievement standards.”

“Maths, science and technology teachers will be relieved their subjects have been targeted for extra assessment resources. They have been crying out for more support.”

Duff said that PPTA, NZQA and the Ministry of Education had worked together over the last year to find practical solutions to the increasing NCEA workload faced by secondary teachers.

“The work doesn’t stop here. It’s an ongoing process to deliver what’s best for our members and for students. We look forward to continued work with NZQA and the ministry,” said Duff.

“If teachers can spend more time on teaching their students and less on assessment and administration, then everyone wins,” he said.

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