Intermediate schools will cease co-operation with the Ministry of Education in some areas as a form of protest at the new class sizes, the Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling executive has decided.
The association is also demanding a reversal of the new staffing funding formula which was forecast to save $43 million a year to be diverted to improving teacher quality.
After an outcry at the plans which meant some schools could have lost the equivalent of seven full-time staff, the Government capped the maximum positions lost at two over three years.
The NZAIMS executive in a statement is calling on all member school "to review current relationships with the Ministry of Education initiatives, for example data collection at the Year 7 and 8 level being undertaken by Otago University for the Ministry of Education, and not proceed.."
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"The Ministry of Education has broken the relationship it had with intermediate and middle schools through savagely attacking staffing levels," it said.
"Until a working relationship is restored, NZAIMS requests member schools take this action."
Earlier today, Education Minister Hekia Parata faced a vocal protest in Wellington as she arrived for a breakfast speech to be confronted by around a hundred angry intermediate school teachers - and some of their pupils.
The crowd held up banners and signs that said things like 'Do your homework', 'What the heck-a-ya', and 'Kiwis are creative', to 'Save our technology'.
Ms Parata arrived to people chanting 'Heck no Hekia', and the group was extremely loud.
For the second day in a row, Ms Parata is out selling the changes to education funding in the Budget, hoping to save $43 million by increasing class sizes and improving teacher quality.