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

Recognising the importance of teacher to child ratios and the impact they have on a child’s learning journey . Often quality is interrupted as there aren’t enough teachers on the floor. In these moments it is the child who misses out on interactions with their teachers.

What will it take to fix staff to student ratios?

Smaller teacher to child ratios. 1-7 would be fantastic.

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

Teachers won’t be spread so thin. Our mental and emotional well-being will be addressed and the importance of our work with children will be recognised. The children will benefit from more individual time with teachers. Interactions will meet a natural ending instead of being cut short.

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