What does the issue of staff to student ratios mean for you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?

Serious impact on quality of curriculum, safety of the children and wellbeing of teachers.

What will it take to fix staff to student ratios?

Ratios need to be dropped.

When we fix staff to student ratios, what impact will that change have on you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?

I will have more time to be with children, to have quality interactions with them and time to actually ‘teach’. I will be making a difference and I will be empowered in the success of my teaching. I will not stressed and burnout, I will be a more responsive reflective teacher and I will not be considering leaving the sector.

Tamariki will have better quality learning experiences where they will meet their individual learning outcomes sooner. All Tamariki will feel empowered as learners and have a their rights to quality education honoured.

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