Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Government Delivers More Teachers

The Government has confirmed details of the increase in the teaching workforce, Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today.

Trevor Mallard said new staffing orders would include cuts to the maximum average class sizes in some schools. Schools will be advised of their staffing entitlements for 2002 next month after each school's provisional roll for next year had been confirmed.

Trevor Mallard said the changes to the staffing orders meant there would be an extra 380 full time teacher equivalent (FTTE) teacher positions next year. This is 30 more than we first estimated the improvements would amount to.

"When these are added to the 160 new equivalent positions the Government delivered this year, the cumulative effect will be an ongoing increase of 540 FTTEs in total school staffing since 2000," he said.

"These position are in addition to the extra teachers required to keep pace for roll growth."

>From 2002, extra staffing entitlements will be:

· 0.1 Full Time Teacher Equivalent (FTTE) for management base staffing in all schools (primary, intermediate, middle, area, secondary, special); · up to 0.4 FTTE in curriculum base staffing for schools with students in years 9 to 13; and · a reduction in the maximum average class size from 28 to 27 for schools with students in years 1 to 8 and rolls less than 160.

Most primary schools will gain an extra 0.1 FTTE, while most secondary and area schools will benefit by up to 0.5 FTTE. Some small non-rural schools with students in years 1 to 8 will gain up to 1.0 FTTE because of the reduction in the maximum average class size.

Trevor Mallard said further staffing increases would be considered for 2003, as part of the usual processes for the Budget next year. "The Government will continue to be guided by the recommendations from the school staffing review in providing staffing improvements in future years. However, any further improvements will depend on fiscal conditions at the time, " Trevor Mallard said.

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>

 

Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election