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After a social governance committee devoted to the draft school map for 2024-2025, the chief secretary and assistant academic director of the National Education Services are returning to the shortcomings highlighted by the teachers' unions.
Fault: “The grid looks optimal”
This is undoubtedly a topic on which teachers' unions and the Department of National Education (DSDEN) will disagree. Friday, February 9, FSU and Unsa – who highlighted the absence of G teachers in several districts – pointed to the need to create jobs for specialized support networks for students with difficulties (Rased).
For Frédéric Poirier, Secretary General of DSDEN, “all positions are occupied, the mesh looks optimal”. And Sylvaine Mailho, assistant academic director of the national education services (Dasen) in charge of the 1st degree, estimates that “we are strengthening support for these students by creating educational advisor positions in the districts”. Symbol of total disagreement: “I don't know how they calculated to mention 46 missing positions in Rased in Aude”concluded this Monday, February 12, Frédéric Poirier.
Allophone students: “To have more flexibility”
On Friday, February 9, unions highlighted the shortage of French as a Foreign Language (FLE) teachers, teachers dedicated to allophone students, those children who have just arrived in France and do not speak the language. The FSU regretted the travel restrictions imposed on parents to benefit from these funds. If the number of dedicated teachers (9.5 full-time equivalents) should not vary, DSDEN decided to adapt better “to the flow of students that is difficult to predict, given that the teacher might be traveling”explained Sylvaine Mailho this Monday, February 12: “We will look at how we can achieve flexibility, with several places in the department where we would like to be more responsive to needs.”
Substitutions: “More fluidity”
In Aude, of the 1,850 school teachers identified by DSDEN, “almost 10% are replacements”, specifies Sylvaine Mailho. Enough to satisfy the presidential mantra of “one teacher in front of every class”? Have. Deputy Dasen in charge of the 1st stage ensures in any case that “Efforts made every year have enabled greater fluidity. We have measured the effects, even though of course there can always be moments of tension, especially during academic periods”. An observation made stating that “two full-time equivalents will be reinstated at the start of the 2024-2025 school year.” and what Aude is also counting on “forty contracted workers” taken today.
AESH: “We are constantly putting work back into practice”
Aude currently has almost 770 support workers for students with disabilities (AESH), dedicated to providing 808 individualized support measures and 1080 other common measures. With the recruitment of around twenty AESH in February, General Secretary Frédéric Poirier specifies that “we practically used the entire envelope that the state allocated to us”. The milestone achieved while, he emphasizes, “every week we have to get work back. We are dealing with a weekly flow of notification of support measures from the Departmental Disability Center (MDPH)”. A constant evolution that explains why parents very often (too much?) emphasize the pointlessness of the support offered: “Teaching teams also work on adapting to needs, recalls Sylvaine Mailho. Not forgetting the feelings of the parents: it is an alchemy to be found, with the needs of the students that can also evolve. We have to be able to regulate, adapt, redistribute at the margins.”
Rakshita Upadhyay, residing in the city of Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh, holds a Master’s degree in Data Mining. She has had a passion for writing and anchoring since childhood.