What does the issue of staff to student ratios mean for you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?
In spite of trying to give the very best to all tamariki, the ratios mean that I am spread too thinly. For different (and valid) reasons, some tamariki need your attention more. Working within the current ratios don’t allow for teacher’s to work equitably with all tamariki.
What will it take to fix staff to student ratios?
Significant sustained investment from government that is targeted specifically for the purpose of increasing (trained) teacher to tamariki ratio.
When we fix staff to student ratios, what impact will that change have on you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?
Better able to work for sustained periods of time with a broader group of tamariki.