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

There are not enough teachers to ensure every child has a positive learning interaction with a teacher. There is not enough time to develop relationships with tamariki as there are supervision issues and ongoing care routines to be done.

What will it take to fix staff to student ratios?

A ratio of 1: 6 or extra support staff to undergo lengthy care routines, toiletings, nappies sleeping etc.

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

The tamaiti that you are working with with have your undivided attention and the ability to extend and increase learning. Their learning will be valued and relationships respected.

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