The National Network for Children supports the action of Sectoral Council for Tripartite Cooperation at the Ministry of Education and Science, proposing the division of spending on education.
We support the division of spending as we believe that head teachers should have the freedom to make autonomous decisions according to the needs of students in any particular school.
We strongly support the provision of conditions to ensure the minimum standards of an inclusive environment for all children, i.e. accessibility, clean toilets, hot water, soap, changing rooms, gymnasiums, modern libraries with workplaces for self-study and group-work rooms and facilities for basic experimental work in natural sciences.
We also believe that improving the qualifications of teaching staff should be an activity with a very high priority, to include training for teachers in health, civic and intercultural education. This is necessary to enable educators to recognise and combat behviours in children that threaten their physical and mental health and wellbeing as well as to actively contribute to the construction of health, civic and socio-emotional competencies and skills in children and young people.
In terms of the quality of education, we believe that the results of the national external assessment must be analysed and measured, both as a whole and for each school, and the progress of children for the year or period monitored.
Last but not least, we believe that the means of quality education should include activities to develop a new model for training and support of directors, so that they can manage the whole process as adequate modern leaders to build and maintain partnerships and take responsibility for the results of the educational process and support for children.
Translator: Morgan James, volounteer