Appendix Two: School leader survey results

Table 1: School type

School type

Number of schools

Percentage of schools

National percentage [28]

Composite Years 1-10

3

3

1

Composite Years 1-13

11

11

25

Years 7-13 Secondary

33

31

22

Years 9-13 Secondary

58

55

52

Total

105

100

100

Table 2: Roll size

Roll range (number of students)

Number of schools

Percentage of schools

National percentage

1-100 (very small)

0

0

8

101-400 (small)

25

24

33

401-800 (medium)

25

24

27

801-1500 (large)

38

36

22

1501 (very large)

15

14

10

No response

2

2

-

Total

105

100

100

Table 3: Number of guidance counsellors by roll size

Roll Size

No response

No guidance counsellors

1 guidance counsellor

2 guidance counsellors

3 guidance counsellors

Total

101-400

1

11

11

2

-

25

401-800

-

1

18

5

1

25

801-1500

5

-

11

19

3

38

1501

3

-

-

4

8

15

Not stated

-

2

-

-

-

2

Total

9

14

40

30

12

105

Note: The shading highlights that as school roll size increases so too does the number of guidance counsellors at the school.

 Table 4: Schools not employing guidance counsellors by school type and roll size

Type/ Roll

101-400

401-800

Did not state

Total

Years 1-13 composite

6

1

1

8

Years 1-10 composite

2

-

1

3

Years 9-13 secondary

3

-

-

3

Total

11

1

2

14

Table 5: Guidance counsellors with dedicated classroom teaching by school type 

Hours/ school type

Years 7-13 secondary

Years 9-13 secondary

Total

up to 5 hours/week

4

4

8

6-10 hours/week

4

2

6

11 hours/week

1

1

2

Total

9

7

16

Table 6: Professional supervision for guidance counsellors

Frequency of professional supervision

Number

School pays for professional supervision

Not at all

3

3-no

Weekly

6

6-yes

Fortnightly

28

1-no, 1-unsure, 26-yes

Monthly

30

1- no, 29-yes

No response

24

 

Total

91

5-no, 1-unsure, 61-yes

Table 7: Professional supervision for other people in guidance and counselling roles

Frequency of professional supervision

Number

School pays for professional supervision

Not at all

52

52-no

Weekly

11

6-no, 1-unsure, 4-yes

Fortnightly

3

2-no, 1-yes

Monthly

7

2- no, 5-yes

Ad hoc

2

2-yes

No response

2

 

Total

77

62-no, 1-unsure, 12-yes

Table 8:Membership of organisations for other people responsible for guidance and counselling

Expected to belong to a professional organisation

Number of responses

No

54

Unsure

4

Yes

9

No response

10

Total

77

 Of the school leaders who reported yes that their guidance counsellors were expected to belong to a professional organisation, they indicated the following organisations:

  • Post Primary Teachers’ Association – 1
  • Chaplains’ Association – 2
  • Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers – 3
  • New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation – 2
  • New Zealand Association of Counsellors – 1
  • New Zealand Psychologists’ Board – 2
  • National Association of Secondary Deputy and Assistant Principals – 1
  • Unsure – 1

Table 9: Expectation that other people responsible for guidance and counselling undertake a qualification

Expected to be undertaking a qualification

Number of responses

No

40

Unsure

5

Yes

22

No response

10

Total

77

Table 10: Self review about students’ access to good guidance and counselling

Self review undertaken

Number of responses

No

28

Unsure

9

Yes

52

No response

16

Total

105

Table 11: Reporting to the board about students’ access to good guidance and counselling and outcomes for students

Reporting to board

Number of responses

No

21

Unsure

3

Yes

66

No response

15

Total

105