Posts by Michelle Nixon

Support staff exemplar

An innovative Auckland school has integrated support staff into the heart of its working life. Robyn Claxton talks to Michelle Nixon. Robyn Claxton loves her job as database manager at Albany Senior High School. She engages with the whole school community” students, teachers and parents” and is part of the school’s professional life. She was…

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The war on education

The government’s preoccupation with charter schools, performance pay, national standards, league tables and public-private partnerships is part of a global movement known as GERM (global education reform movement). It’s  based on ideas of competition, choice, accountability and testing (see ABC interview with Finland’s Pasi Sahlberg) Although the government backdown on increasing class sizes is a…

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