For example, the AOb in the guides for it primary education en secondary education not to let the money leak to commercial - often expensive - tutoring agencies. Schools can make better use of the staff's own expertise so that it is sustainable development and the expertise is retained in the school. In addition, the AOb that it concerns incidental money and major problems such as the high workload and the teacher shortage cannot be solved. Structural investments are needed for that.
One time money
Last February, outgoing education minister Arie Slob known that a one-off amount of EUR 8,5 billion will be made available for education as a whole to clear up backlogs. 5,8 billion euros has been reserved for basic education. This means that primary, secondary and special education schools will receive extra money for the next 2,5 years.
School teams make an analysis ('the school scan') to see where the bottlenecks are for students and then a plan, the school program, which clearly describes what is needed and which interventions they choose. A choice must be made from proven interventions that the Ministry of Education has listed ('the menu'). In addition to eliminating learning disadvantages, attention can be paid to the broad development of pupils and their well-being.
De AOb wants to support mr'en with the guidelines (see downloads below) and point out that they have the right of consent. The school team must be actively involved in spending the money and drawing up the plan. Slob also called the involvement of the team 'crucial' in his letter to Parliament. In addition, the union advocates careful spending of the money, whereby clear national objectives are set in advance.
The ministry first wanted schools to complete the school program in April and then choose which measures they wanted to take in May. Acting chairman Tamar van Gelder mentioned this rather 'an impossible timeline'. According to the union, schools should be given sufficient time to be able to conduct the conversation. Quality is more important than speed, according to the AOb. The ministry has now announced that they will be more flexible with the deadline, as long as schools have described the broad outlines of the school program before the summer holidays.
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Would you like to know more about effective interventions that a school can take to eliminate learning disadvantages, the role of the mr and the rules of the OCW in the distribution of the money from the National Education Program? The AOb holds about this on May 19 a webinar. During this webinar, researchers from Education Lab share handy toolkits that show schools which interventions are useful and effective. Sign up via the AOb.nl / calendar
The CAOP, where the AOb participates, organizes a webinar especially for mr'en on 17 May. Central is the role of participation councils in corona arrears and creating equal opportunities. Read more about this webinar