What does the issue of staff to student ratios mean for you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?
With a high number of tamariki with additional learning needs, teachers don’t have enough time to spend with the wider group. We feel guilty that we can’t support and extend all children as they deserve.
What will it take to fix staff to student ratios?
More funding for Education Support Workers and an additional teacher on each team.
When we fix staff to student ratios, what impact will that change have on you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?
Time can be spent with those children who need intense support, without others missing out.