Schools will be able to hire more than 800 new specialized technicians, a reinforcement of human resources “included in the exceptional measures of organization and functioning of schools for the next school year”, said the guardianship today.
“Schools will be able to hire more than 800 new specialized technicians within the scope of the personal, social and community development plan, recently launched, and aiming at the next academic year. Applications are now open for groups of schools / non-grouped schools to conceive and present, in the sphere of their autonomy, personal, social and community development plans for the promotion of educational success and inclusion ”, reads a statement released today by Ministry of Education.
At the end of June, the Minister of Education, Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, had announced in the parliament an investment of 125 million euros in human resources in schools to facilitate the work of academic recovery of the last school period, strongly affected by the pandemic of covid-19 , which placed all students in the country in a distance learning model, to which difficulties and flaws were pointed out, namely in guaranteeing equal access conditions.
“These psychologists, social educators, mediators and other social intervention technicians will help to implement measures centered on dimensions essential to educational success and inclusion, namely the improvement of social, emotional and personal development skills, the deepening of the relationship between school and family and the community's involvement in the partnership for success ”, says the statement about the more than 800 new specialized technicians.
The 125 million euros will also be used to hire teachers and staff, and the minister needed, in an interview with the newspaper Expresso, that in the case of teachers, the increase in hiring amounts to 2.500 full-time teachers.
The figures were criticized by the National Teachers Federation (Fenprof), which considered the announced reinforcement “manifestly insufficient”, resulting in just three more teachers per school.