What does the issue of staff to student ratios mean for you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?
Ratio’s need urgent attention, the difference between a 2 year old and a 3 year old do not magically change over the night of their birthday. The expectation of having 2 years old with much higher developmental needs is massive when it comes to resources and the environment. We essentially lose a teacher to toileting duties for the whole day.
What will it take to fix staff to student ratios?
One to 6 would make it easier.
When we fix staff to student ratios, what impact will that change have on you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?
More one on one time, being able to make better connections and met the needs of our tamariki.