Quote of the day:
. . . Policy announcements will need companion steps to help them succeed.
For instance, National’s plan to improve leadership and teaching needs to ensure employment law enables prompt pathways for dismissing principals or teachers who are not able to lift their performance sufficiently. Current arrangements are cumbersome and do not act in the interests of children. . . Linwood Avenue School’s principal Gerard Direen.
It isn’t only schools which find it difficult to sack people who aren’t up to the job they’re employed to do.