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"How are we supposed to meet the needs of our families and tamariki with this model?
"[Professional time] is the only time to think clearly and reflect
"Being able to manage work load, as we know children is the heart of what matters for us
"I need more professional time out of ratio to complete the huge number of tasks that need to be carried out to operate legally and meet my obligations as a teacher.
"Currently my weekly non-contact time is the same as our full time teachers, yet I have a very different role as a Head Teacher.
"I burnt out. On reflection I had been on the road to burnout for sometime.
"Give us our term breaks back.
"[Professional time] means that I can strengthen and support the learning for our Maori tamariki.
"Professional time means access to inspiring learning opportunities for teachers