011- Being a Teacher in NZ. What Your Child Can Expect From Primary School.

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Show Notes:

In this week's podcast episode, Jo offers a wealth of information about working as a teacher in New Zealand. She also answers lots of juicy questions that have been put to her by the members of our private NZ Ahead Community who are both teachers and parents.

 

Being a Teacher in New Zealand. Questions Covered:

What’s the difference between private and public schools. Why would anyone pay for a private school in NZ?

I’m only a trainee teacher in the UK so I won't have my credentials by the time we move. I do however have a learning and teaching foundation degree (equivalent to level 6 on the NZQA). What are the chances of me getting work within the education system while I hopefully finish off my teacher training in New Zealand? 

From a parent standpoint- do kids get homework at primary level, how often and when are they assessed?

How structured is the school day/classroom, how much freedom do the kids have?

Do they learn about wellbeing, mental health, citizenship, sex and relationship education and when? 

What support is there for pupils who are struggling, what stretch is there for able pupils? 

How (and how often) do schools communicate with parents?

From a teacher standpoint - can you reasonably do your job within the working week or is it expected you will do many hours more?

Is CPD (continuous professional development) encouraged/supported, are NZ schools collaborative places to work?

Are teachers trusted and respected as professionals?

What's the relationship like with parents?

What are the frustrations and what are the best bits?

How similar are schools - are they all variations on a theme, or do they all have their own "personality" so to speak?

What's the resource situation - do schools provide all the resources, or are the staff expected to?

 Are NZ schools (I guess I'm thinking of high schools here really) cliquey for the pupils, or are they integrated and accepting? 

What do teachers do to help settle immigrant children?

What are the typical differences between low and high decile schools in New Zealand?

 

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