Law 79/2022, on developments in recruitment, training and salary incentives. Competition classes are also changing

Arrived at official bulletin there Law 79/2022 on transformation of Legislative Decree 36 on the recruitment and training of teachers. What are the main novelties of the law?

Let’s start with how you stand on paper.

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How do you place yourself on paper?

The system of initial training and permanent access training is divided into:

a) a enabling the university and academic trajectory of initial training corresponding to not less than 60 university or academic creditscalled CFU / CFA, in which aspiring teachers acquire the minimum skills that will make up the teacher profile according to the objectives set by the so-called Final profile of the professional competencies of the qualified teaching staffas part of a later one decree of the President of the Council of Ministers, which will be adopted in agreement with the Ministers of Education, University and Research, before 31 July 2022.

This path ends with a final test that includes a written test (critical analysis related to school practices performed during the trip) and a simulated lesson.

More details on the activation route at this link.

b) A national public competitionconvened at regional or interregional level, with open questions.

c) A probationary period in service of one year duration with final test and conclusive evaluation.

Teacher training

For in-service trainingthe establishment of the School of higher education, under the tutelage of the Ministry of Educationhaving, among its functions, that of to promote and coordinate the permanent training of the tenured teachers, in coherence and continuity with the initial training, ensuring uniform quality standards throughout the national territory..

Training initiatives are taking place outside school hours and are defined, for the competency profiles, by collective bargaining, without prejudice to the organizational autonomy of the educational centers and to the provisions of the national collective agreement.

So that compulsory trainingwhich includes digital skills and the critical and responsible use of digital tools, also in reference to the psychophysical well-being of students with disabilities and special educational needs, as well as laboratory practices and the inclusion of a system of training and permanent updating of the figures of the system and gods tenured teachers articulated in courses of a minimum duration of three years. With the aim of strengthening both knowledge and application skills, planning, tutoring, support, guidance in the development of the potential of students aimed at promoting the achievement of specific objectives. of the school, and experimentation activities for newcomers are an integral part of these training courses. methods.

Law 79 also specifies that: The modalities of participation in the training activities of the courses, their duration and overtime are defined by collective bargaining.; I participation in the training activities of the courses that take place outside school hours is remunerated.

This training will be compulsory for those placed in office, but voluntary for teachers in servicewhich will be encouraged with salary increases global sumaccording to the modalities indicated below.

Occasional salary increases

In order to promote and support the processes of educational and organizational innovation of the schoolstrengthen school autonomy and promote the development of professional figures in support of school autonomy and didactic and collegiate workas we anticipated the High School will also be launched structured continuing education courses according to parameters aimed at ensuring the development of professionalism and skills for planning, tutoring, support, guidance in the development of student potential, aimed at teachers with collaborative tasks to support the organizational system of the school institution and the management of the center.

Thus was born, it seems, middle directionmuch desired by many.

Participation in these training courses is voluntary and can be paid with emoluments under the funds for the improvement of the training offer, which provides for a global remuneration according to criteria defined by collective bargaining. Within the framework of the prerogatives of its collegiate bodies, each school autonomy identifies the figures necessary for the needs of innovation foreseen in the three-year plan of the formative offer, in the report of self-evaluation and in the plan of improvement of the training offer.

With the aim of expanding access to the aforementioned training courses, permanent teachers at all levels and levels of the school system have a Occasional remuneration element of an accessory nature, established by national collective bargaining, upon passing the training course and in the event of a positive individual assessment, not less than 10 per cent nor more than 20 per cent of the salary enjoyed.as we explained at the beginning, within the limits of available resources.

Provisional and annual checks

Therefore, with special reference to the ability to increase student performance, professional behavior, the promotion of inclusion and extracurricular experiences are expected, annual provisional checkscarried out on the basis of a report presented by the teacher on all the activities carried out during the period evaluated, as well as one final verification in which the teacher demonstrates that he has achieved an adequate level of training with respect to the objectives. The intermediate and final tests are carried out by the teacher evaluation committee, complemented by a technical manager or a center manager from another center. In case of failure, the annual or final check may be repeated the following year.

The same intermediate and final checks are also foreseen in the case of compulsory training, they will be managed with the advice of INVALSI, from the 2023/2024 academic year, and will be aimed at achieving specific performance objectives. The salary progression of seniority remains unchanged.

The recognition of the occasional accessory remuneration element is therefore addressed to tenured teachers who have achieved a positive individual assessment in accordance with the performance indicators and on the basis of the criteria established in the contractual update.

The retributive incentive cannot be assigned according to rotation criteria among affected personnel.

Contents of the incentive training courses

a) updating of competences in the fields of pedagogy and teaching methodologies and technologies (continuing with the competences and knowledge acquired in the initial university training course);

b) contribution to the improvement of the educational offer of the center where the teaching staff works;

c) the acquisition, according to the choice of the professor, of the following specific contents: 1) the deepening of the specific contents of the teaching discipline; 2) planning-participation tools and techniques in national and European tenders; 3) school government: theory and practice; 4) educational leadership; 5) personnel and figures of the system: technical-methodological, socio-relational, strategic training; 6) school inclusion in the class with students with disabilities; 7) continuity and training strategies and job orientation; 8) improvement of competencies in relation to student assessment; 9) application profiles of the national evaluation system of educational institutions; 10) Digital teaching techniques. The activities referred to in letters a), b) and c) are carried out in a flexible manner within the framework of additional hours.

How many hours of training?

As part of the total annual hours of incentive training, they are offered 15 hours for infant and primary education and 30 hours for initial cycle and baccalaureatefor training courses dedicated to the development of the professionalism of teachers.

The rest of the hours are dedicated to planning, tutoring, accompanying, guiding the development of the potential of students to achieve the specific objectives of the school and experimenting with new teaching methods.

Competition classes will change

With one or more decrees of the Minister of Education that will be adopted, in agreement with the Minister of University and Research, within twelve months from the date of entry into force of Law 79, the revision and update of the typology of competition classes for access to the functions of the teachers of the secondary and baccalaureate centers, through these rationalization it is of them mergingin order to promote the interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity of innovative professional profiles.

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