For example, the AOb in the guides for it primary education en secondary education to prevent the money from leaking into commercial -often expensive- tutoring agencies. Schools can better focus on the own expertise of the staff so that it is about sustainable development and the expertise is kept in the school.
In manual for secondary vocational education, the hbo and the science education&research the union refers to the education team. The teaching staff must know in advance how much money is available and in what period. The works council or employee participation council must provide this clarity. In these sectors, part of the money is structural because of the increased numbers of students.
In addition, the . emphasizes AOb in general that it concerns incidental money and major problems such as the high workload and the teacher shortage cannot be solved with this. Structural investments are necessary for this, the union believes.
One time money
Last February, outgoing education minister Arie Slob known that a one-off 8,5 billion euros will be made available for the entire education system to eliminate backlogs. MBO institutions, colleges and universities can look forward to 2,7 billion euros and a structural investment of 645 million euros to be able to appoint additional teachers due to increased student numbers.
5,8 billion euros has been set aside for basic education. This means that primary schools, secondary schools and schools for special education 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 and or'en with the guidelines (see downloads below) and point out that they have the right of consent. The school team should be actively involved in spending the money and drawing up the plan. Slob also called the team's involvement 'crucial' in his letter to Parliament. Education teams who notice that they are not involved enough in the spending of the money can contact them with the help desk of the ministry. 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 and institutions must be given sufficient time to conduct the conversation. Quality trumps speed, says 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.
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? Watch the webinar from the AOb.