New Teacher Payroll (Novopay) Fails to Deliver

This latest failure in the interests of saving money will have serious ramifications and should see pressure for real change within the Ministry or the sacking of Secretary of Education Lesley Longstone. Whichever way it goes I will be watching with interest. Its clear that the Minister cannot trust the advice of the Ministry.

Teachers Jobs Now Less Secure than Politian’s

If they really want to save money and improve teacher performance they should look within the Ministry of Education. If NZQA were to deliver material classroom ready hundreds of thousands of teacher hour could be allocated to more productive learning for student. The national party in parliament has no cohesive policy on education, just a lot of woolly thinking and ill-considered ideas.

Teacher Bullying Makes it onto Main Stream TV – TVNZ Sunday

Good on you Mr Smith for telling the truth bullying of teachers is rife in New Zealand schools and its time the competence and ethics of the perpetrators was called into question. Let’s see if the government has the will to act.

Some of the Most Incompetent Teachers are now Principals

Who the hell is Pat Walsh, what exactly is he?  I for one have little faith in people who rely on fractional statistics and no evidence and in principals that have only their own interests at heart. I wonder how many of them are actually just failed classroom teachers?  There is clear evidence of […]

Minister Anne Tolley and the Ministry of Education Endorse Workplace Bullying and Dishonesty.

Anne Tolley is most certainly the weakest and most ineffective Minister of Education we have ever known in this country. I for one am still waiting for the openness and accountability the National Party promised us before the last election.

Happy New Year and Welcome.

We’re into our third year of this saga on workplace bullying in the education sector and I would like to wish all my followers a happy, prosperous and conflict free New Year.  To the bullies I would just like to say watch this space. To the Many people who helped with scanning documents over the […]

Ministry buried head in sand or did they?

With shrinking rolls at Dunedin High Schools and the ongoing closures of Primary Schools it doesn’t take a genius to work out that the city is in an over supply situation and that the falling rolls in Primary Schools will ultimately be reflected in closures of Secondary Schools. Logan Park High School’s proximity to both the University of Otago and the Otago Polytechnic makes LPHS a prime candidate for closure as the buildings could easily be reallocated to other educational purposes.

Education Administration has Lost its Way in New Zealand

At no time has anyone told me there is no basis to my claims. Instead they have simply either refused to investigate or ignored correspondence. It should be clear to any reader that if there were no substance there would have been moves to shut me down months ago. I did receive one threatening call from a lawyer who didn’t want to name his client. But he vanished quickly when I suggested we get to court as quickly as possible.

Questions for The Ministry of Education

Yesterday I wrote to the Ministry of Education in Christchurch and will report back their response as a comment on this blog latter. It has become clear that the Ministry is satisfied that dishonesty and non compliance is an acceptable situation in the education sector and that bullying and incompetence can be swept under the […]

Point of no return

This is a school in it death throws and radical action is required to bring it back to life. The school has been instructed by the Ministry of Education of disestablish a further 4 Full Time Teacher positions this year. Neither the Ministry or the Staff should trust this management team. Issues of conflict of interest are poorly managed in this dysfunctional school. There needs to be a public inquiry and that should be extended to include the STA and its role. One thing this blog has achieved it that regular correspondents with me have shown that LPHS is not an isolated incident these issues are rife within education.

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