The PPTA have made it clear that their teachers can’t be bothered filling in forms if it is part of a process to help children behave well and perform better academically.
Teachers are shying away from disciplining badly behaved students because there’s too much paperwork involved, a regional teachers’ leader claims.
Principals have become frustrated with the discipline process, and teachers sometimes feel pressured to issue their own “informal consequences” instead of detentions, according to a paper to be presented at the Post Primary Teachers’ Association’s national conference in Wellington tomorrow.
Manawatu and Whanganui PPTA regional chairman Rob Torr says some teachers in the region are not allowed to issue formal detentions, or have significant restrictions put on using them.
“They can’t physically issue a formal lunchtime detention themselves. Instead, they have to fill out the appropriate paperwork, then pass it on to their manager, and that is time spent away from student learning.”
This is despite:
“In May, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced $63.6 million for the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) programme.‘ Read more »