Workshop for a more active and informed educational community

Workshop for a more active and informed educational community

Workshop for a more active and informed educational community

AIDGLOBAL, Porto Santo School B+S and the respective Parents Association held the workshop “The Role of Parents’ Representatives”, on February 26th, at B+S Professor Dr. Francisco de Freitas Branco School, Porto Santo, attended by 11 participants.

As the educational process is developed through interaction between students and educators, it is essential that a productive and proactive dialogue is established between the parts that generates expectations and fosters meaningful learning. Therefore, it is important that parents and their representatives become aware of the importance of their own role and act collaboratively. Throughout the first part of the workshop, the participants shared their thoughts and suggestions and also expressed their concerns, which was crucial for the moments that followed.

In the second part, we were reminded of the importance of having a School’s Regiment. It should contain the fundamental elements for the good functioning of the educational establishment:  its objectives, the evaluation system, the administrative, curricular, didactic, pedagogical, and disciplinary organization. It also establishes rights and duties of the whole community. After this exchange of ideas, some examples were displayed, followed by the drafting of a School’s Regiment proposal to be presented to the School Board in the future.

In a last moment, a ludic activity took place in which the participants took part in an intuitive video about the theme worked on.

Through the activities carried out in this Workshop, the attendees concluded that it is through the interaction of the entire Educational Community that the School becomes a place of total education.

The initiative is promoted by AIDGLOBAL, under the Action Plan “Da Escola para o Mundo – Agir, Incluir, Transformar” (From School to the World – Act, Include, Transform) (Active Citizens Fund, EEA Grants), in partnership with the Escola Básica e Secundária Professor Dr. Francisco Freitas Branco (School B+S Prof. Dr. Francisco de Freitas Branco, Porto Santo). It has the support of the Associação de Pais e Encarregados de Educação da E. B+S Porto Santo (Association of Parents and Guardians of Elementary School E. B+S Porto Santo).