The law gives teachers more freedom and control in the exercise of their profession. The following is regulated by law:
The description of the profession of teacher
What is meant by the teaching profession and what are they responsible for?
- the content of the education (subject matter process)
- the way students learn that content (subject didactic process)
- the learning climate within the school (pedagogical process).
In addition, teachers are independently responsible for assessing the educational performance of students. Teachers also meet the competence requirements drawn up and maintained by the profession itself.
The teacher's professional space
The law not only stipulates that the teacher is responsible for the above three points, but also that the teacher must be given sufficient say within the school. This 'professional space' must fit within the educational policy of the school. That is why the school and the teacher must make agreements, for example about teachers' participation in the content of the teaching material, the resources they use during the lesson such as books, how the teaching material is offered, the guidance of students or the pedagogical-didactic approach. . They record these agreements in a professional statute.
This statute takes into account the professional standard of the profession. This professional standard contains norms about the profession of teacher, for example about dealing with pupils and parents. The professional group formulates these standards itself and also keeps them up to date.