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.

 
BECOME A NEAT CENTRE NOW

Many Centres all around NZ currently use the NEAT Professional Growth Cycle

The NEAT Professional Growth Cycle Package is a WHOLE CENTRE Process, purchased as a DIY process.

To ensure successful implementation you are supported to take responsibility to follow the NEAT process.

Now available: NEAT Professional Growth Cycle for Home-Based Child-Care Organization’s.

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.

PRICING

REGISTRATION: One initial registration payment only $225 +gst

For your whole Centre or home-based organization. Includes EVERY teacher working at each Centre – now and in the future.

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.
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 REGISTRATION INVOICE

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

2) Download and complete: 2. LIST TEACHER NAMES
Note: please enter all teachers 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 
EMPOWERS WHOLE CENTRE & INDIVIDUAL TEACHER GROWTH /  TEACHER CERTIFICATION RENEWAL / MENTORING PROVISIONAL TO FULL CERTIFICATION
 NEAT LEADERS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NETWORK — as recommended by Teachers Council  — MEETING 3 TIMES PER YEAR  BY ZOOM 
 NEAT PGC  —  INTRO AND FRAMEWORK  —  a booklet introducing NEAT process and resources required for implementation of  Quality Practice
 NEAT JOURNAL —– a Monthly Journal for each Teacher — specifically linked to the NEAT monthly step by step process designed to keep teachers on task, on time and accountable — with pages promoting individual teacher Health and Well-being. Mandatory for NEAT PCT’s — Optional for all other teachers.
 FOLLOW THE NEAT 10 MONTH PLANS TO DESIGN YOUR LOCAL CURRICULUM THROUGH INQUIRY
Covers ALL requirements by ERO to Design your Local Curriculum  
3 STEP GUIDE AND MONTHLY PLANS FOR CENTRE INQUIRY FOLDER – CENTRE MANAGER – FCT & NQ TEACHERS – PROVISIONALLY CERTIFICATED TEACHERS
Know WHAT you need to do and BY WHEN in a NEAT STEP BY STEP process 
NEAT PGC is directly related to what you do everyday and thereby enabling you to
WORK SMARTER – NOT HARDER
  ROBUST AND EFFECTIVE, EMPOWERING, AND INCREASES TEACHER PRODUCTIVITY
COMES WITH CLEAR GUIDANCE AND LINKS TO TE ARA POUTAMA / TE WHARIKI / DESIGNING YOUR LOCAL CURRICULUM / QUALITY PRACTICE
  • FOLLOW A SIMPLE MONTHLY PLAN — SUPPORTED BY NEAT TEMPLATES — INCLUDES GUIDANCE FOR WHAT TO DO AND HOW — WITH EXAMPLES
  • DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY TO  PROMOTE TEACHING  PRACTICE TO ENHANCE CHILDREN’S LEARNING OUTCOMES THROUGH  RESEARCH AND IMPLEMENTATION OF IMPROVED TEACHING ENVIRONMENTS  / TEACHING INTENTIONS / TEACHING STRATEGIES
  • A TRANSPARENT & COMPREHENSIVE PROCESS THAT WILL SAVE TIME AND STRESS
  • INDIVIDUAL TEACHER FOLDERS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING EVIDENCE REQUIRED ONLY FOR PCT’S
  • FCT and NQ TEACHERS MAINTAIN A COPY OF FORMAL NEAT PGC DOCUMENTATION ONLY, teaching and learning contributions are in the CENTRE INTERNAL EVALUATION / INQUIRY FOLDER and in their natural place within the Centre
  • PERSONAL LOGIN TO 24/7 ACCESS TO MEMBERSHIP ONLY WEBSITE FOR TEMPLATES AND RESOURCES
  • AFFORDABLE AND COST EFFECTIVE    
  • BEST WORKED THROUGH AS A WHOLE CENTRE PURCHASE AS A CENTRE  —- Fee includes access to website and resources for EVERY TEACHER WORKING AT THE CENTRE
 NEAT DIRECTOR – KAY MCLEAN
Independent ECE Consultant
Specialising in Mentoring Centre Teams and Teacher Appraisal for 20 years and now using a Professional Growth Cycle to Design 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".

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.