NEAT PROFESSIONAL GROWTH CYCLE

EFFECTIVELY IMPROVING CENTRE TEAM PRACTICE THROUGH INTERNAL EVALUATION / INQUIRY
to improve and inform decision making   •   to develop quality practice   •   to promote positive outcomes for children

Promoting a robust, transparent & fair process 
to enhance confidence, collaboration, contribution, competency, responsibility, leadership & accountability.

CLICK HERE FOR POWERPOINT 2024 INTRODUCTION TO NEAT PGC

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BECOME A NEAT CENTRE NOW

NEAT Professional Growth Cycle for Early Childhood Centre’s.

NEAT Professional Growth Cycle for Home-Based Child-Care.

NEAT Professional Growth Cycle for Provisional Teacher’s who require external support/mentoring.

Membership includes a NEAT Leaders Professional Learning Network  

Support is provided by email, phone, text, or Zoom FREE.

Request a free Zoom meeting anywhere in NZ to find out exactly what you receive when you become a NEAT member.

ANNUAL CENTRE SUBSCRIPTION

$150 +gst  at registration and invoiced annually.
Includes:
  • ongoing website access & continual updates to resources and templates and new material as required.
  • EVERY teacher working at each Centre – now and in the future.
  • Updates are ongoing as NEAT resources are kept current according to MoE / ERO & Teacher Council Requirements.
 
You may cancel your subscription at any time by giving one month notice in writing (email)
 

HOW TO REGISTER

1) Download, sign and complete: NEAT PGC Annual Subscription Invoice

Note: This contract also serves as your INVOICE with bank payment your record of receipt

2) Download and complete: LIST TEACHER NAMES
Note: please enter all teachers currently working at your Centre.

3) Email both documents to: kiyaana@xtra.co.nz

 

ABOUT NEAT PGC

THE PROCESS IS BASED ON THE CENTRE INTERNAL EVALUATION / INQUIRY WHILE DESIGNING OUR LOCAL CURRICULUM USING ERO/MoE GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS OF TE ARA POUTAMA,         TE WHARIKI, NELP, 
AND LICENSING CRITERIA
EMPOWERS WHOLE CENTRE & INDIVIDUAL TEACHER GROWTH /  TEACHER CERTIFICATION RENEWAL / MENTORING PROVISIONAL TO FULL CERTIFICATION
 NEAT LEADERS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NETWORK — as required by Teachers Council 
 INCLUDING LEADERSHIP NETWORK ZOOM MEETINGS 4 TIMES PER YEAR  
 FOLLOW THE NEAT PGC ANNUAL PLAN TO DESIGN YOUR LOCAL CURRICULUM THROUGH INQUIRY

MONTHLY PLANS FOR PROVISIONALLY CERTIFICATED TEACHERS

WORK SMARTER – NOT HARDER

  ROBUST AND EFFECTIVE, EMPOWERING, AND INCREASES TEACHER PRODUCTIVITY

COMES WITH CLEAR GUIDANCE AND LINKS TO
DESIGNING YOUR LOCAL CURRICULUM
TE ARA POUTAMA / TE WHARIKI / NELP / QUALITY PRACTICE

LICENSING CRITERIA / 3 YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN / CENTRE PHILOSOPHY

DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY TO PROMOTE QUALITY TEACHING PRACTICE TO ENHANCE CHILDREN'S LEARNING OUTCOMES THROUGH CURRENT RESEARCH AND ACTION PLAN TO IMPLEMENT IMPROVED TEACHING ENVIRONMENTS, INTENTIONS, & TEACHING STRATEGIES
  • FCT and NQ TEACHERS DO NOT NEED TO KEEP A TEACHING FOLDER OF EVIDENCE” A COPY OF THE FORMAL NEAT PGC DOCUMENTATION, (ONE TEMPLATE ONLY) IS REQUIRED AS PROOF OF THE INDIVIDUAL TEACHER’S PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
  • "EVIDENCE" of teaching and learning contributions are in the CENTRE INTERNAL EVALUATION / INQUIRY FOLDER and their natural place within the Centre
  • PERSONAL LOGIN TO 24/7 ACCESS TO MEMBERSHIP ONLY WEBSITE FOR TEMPLATES AND RESOURCES
  • AFFORDABLE AND COST EFFECTIVE FOR A TRANSPARENT & COMPREHENSIVE PROCESS THAT WILL SAVE TIME AND MEET ERO REQUIREMENTS FOR AN AKARANGI REVIEW.
 NEAT DIRECTOR – KAY MCLEAN
Independent ECE Consultant
Specialising in Mentoring Centre Teams and Teacher Appraisal for over 25 years and now using a Professional Growth Cycle based on Designing Our Local Curriculum through the mandatory Internal Evaluation/Inquiry process.

Kay McLean has been working passionately in ECE since 1974, consistently updating with current research, theory, “best practice”. Kay’s aim is to promote quality care and education in ECE by inspiring Centre’s and individual teachers “to be the best they can be”.

The aim of NEAT PGC is to support Services and Teachers and save time in documenting teaching and learning while meeting ERO /MoE requirements for Quality Improvement by continuously implementing Best Practice.

Kay’s personal goal is to keep abreast of current ECE regulation and legislation to support professional growth to be a meaningful and relevant procedure that encourages excellence in teaching and learning. Kay specifically aims to provide practical support that encourages individual teachers and Centre’s to take responsibility for their own professional learning.

KAY CREATED THE UNIQUE SYSTEMATIC AND SUCCESSFUL NEAT PROCESS IN 2005
and continues to work on it in conjunction with ongoing changes to legislation and regulation by MoE and Teachers Council. Regulation (2020) moved the appraisal process to a professional growth cycle which sits exactly in line with Kay’s successful approach.

The goal for the NEAT  Professional Growth Cycle is

to inspire confidence to improve competence
NOT simply prove competence.