For the school next week could come the answers that workers in the sector have been waiting for a long time: next Wednesday is scheduled a double meeting between the administration and the unions on very “hot” issues.
At 9 in the morning the permanent table for the “Economic, social and territorial collaboration” is convened, during which the Minister of Education, Patrizio Bianchi, will be informed about the measures of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan for the sector itself. ; the councilor will explain to the unions the status of implementation of the measures.
Also on Wednesday 6, at 4.30 pm, the meeting will take place in Aran for the continuation of the negotiation of the contractual renewal of the National Collective Labor Agreement for the triennium 2019-2021: on this occasion, as was scheduled for June 28, on the organization of ATA staff.
The union Anief He will be present at both roundtables, where he will reiterate his positions: “On the PNR, we will point out that the investments provided for in the Government’s national plan do not affect the key points of our education system,” he says. Marcello Pacífic, national president Anief -: why not act on historical precariousness, going to follow up on the European Union’s call for the reiteration of fixed-term contracts that continue to be signed even for those who have exceeded 36 months of service ? Why not expand the classrooms, which are still on average 35-40 square meters? Why aren’t students halved per class, introducing the maximum limit of 15 members? Why not invest in staff development, careers and new professional profiles? “.
“This last point – continues Pacifico – will always be discussed at the meeting in Aran on Wednesday, this time focused on administrative, technical and auxiliary staff: these workers receive less than everyone in the PA, except for exceptions that almost never they have the opportunity to perform higher tasks, although in the contract there are already coordination profiles, for the assistants but also for the collaborators of the school, which would do very well also for the organization of the whole school system. . And what about DSGAs, starting with incumbent administrators, abandoned again to their fate, with no possibility of stabilization, after more than 20 years of use in a senior role? Investing in staff, which allows them to improve professionally, is critical for us. It is a priority, such as the immediate renewal of the contract, because the staff of the Education and Research sector is in dire need – through a “bridge contract” that will be taken home already in the summer to give response to the most expensive life of the last 36 years – to be allocated in the salary that money already allocated with more budget laws “.
WHAT THE PNRR CONTRIBUTES
The specialized press summarizes the measures provided for in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan: we present a summary.
“Education and Research”: allocates a total of 31.9 billion euros, of which 17 for schools (30.9 billion from the RRF Device and 1 from the Fund) with the aim of strengthening the education system, digital and technical skills of science, research and technology transfer.
Resources allocated to education amounted to 17,590 million euros (including “existing” projects), with 11 lines of investment, 6 of infrastructures and 5 of competencies. The beneficiaries of the resources allocated to education, which will be allocated through public announcements, are the schools, ITS and the local entities that own the buildings with regard to the interventions of the school building.
Training and initial qualification
With the law of reconversion approved, the modalities of initial training, qualification and access to teaching in secondary are defined. There is a university cycle of initial training (corresponding to a minimum of 60 training credits), with a final exam; an annual national public competition; a one-year in-service trial period with final trial and final evaluation. Therefore, the text provides for a precise course of initial training, selection and testing.
The habilitation training course can be taken after graduation, or during the training course, in addition to the credits required to obtain the degree. There is an internship period in schools. The final exam includes a simulated lesson, to check, in addition to the knowledge of the disciplinary contents, the teaching capacity. Universities will organize and manage training courses. The degree will allow access to examinations, which will take place annually, to fill the vacancies of professor and to speed up access to the function of those who want to teach. The winners of the competition will be hired with a trial period of one year, which will end with an evaluation aimed at verifying the teaching skills acquired by the teacher. If successful, there will be entry into the role.
While waiting for the new system to come into full operation, direct access to the competition is planned for those who have already been teaching in public schools for a minimum of 3 years. Then, the winners will have to get 30 university credits and take the qualification test to pass the function.
During the transition phase, those who do not already have three years of teaching behind them, but want to teach, will be able to obtain the first 30 university credits, including the internship period, to access the competition. The winners will then take the other 30 credits and take the qualifying test to pass the function. The law also provides for the revision of the current competition classes with their rationalization and consolidation.
Continuing education and National School
The continuous training of teachers will be continuous and structured, in order to encourage the innovation of teaching models, also in light of the experience gained during the health emergency and in line with the objectives of development of innovative teaching that provides the Pnrr. Training on digital skills and on the critical and responsible use of digital tools will be part of the training that is already compulsory for everyone and will take place during working hours. Then, the decree introduces a system of updating and training with a three-year planning that will allow teachers to acquire knowledge and skills to design a teaching with innovative tools and methods. Full-time teachers and system personalities dedicated to school planning will take part. This training will be voluntary for those who are already in office today, it will become mandatory for new hires, once the contract has been adjusted. It will take place at different times of the working day and can be paid after a selective evaluation, it is the so-called incentive training. The criteria of the incentive system and the number of additional hours to be performed will be decided during the negotiation. Continuing education courses will be defined by the School of Higher Education, which is established by the approved decree, and will be responsible not only for adopting the specific guidelines in the field, but also for accrediting and verifying the structures. who will have to teach the teachings. , to ensure the highest quality. The School, which is part of the PNRR reforms, will also be in charge of training courses for Ata executives and staff.