Classes shrink

Classes shrink

The 2013/14 school year is just around the corner, class formation has been completed, and teachers have been assigned to schools and classes: the on-site pedagogical work can begin.

In the state school district of bad kissingen, 4965 students are taught in 252 classes, of which 3116 are elementary school students in 154 classes and 1849 are middle school students in 99 classes. The 121 fewer students and 6 fewer classes compared to last year are in line with the demographic trend, with elementary schools bearing the brunt of the school decline at 3.3 percent; declining school numbers continue to have a positive impact on class averages. There are an average of 20.5 students per class in the elementary school. In the middle school, the average of 18.4 students is moving further away from the 20-pupil mark. There are fewer than 21 students in 47 percent of all elementary school classes, and in 51 percent of middle school classes.

Fewer abc students
The number of new students dropped by 4 percent this school year to 735 students. This means that the downward trend has slowed somewhat compared to the previous year. Eight elementary schools out of 21 have less than 100 students.

Nevertheless, there was a high demand for instruction. Thus, the school district was assigned 28 new teachers for elementary and middle schools. However, 26 teachers were transferred to another school district or retired from active service. New school directors are ulrike von und zu der tann (MS munnerstadt); andreas kraus (GS oberleichtersbach); barbara buz (GS zeitlofs). New deputy head teachers are carolin erb-heyne (GS bad bruckenau); susanne bickert (GS mabbach-poppenlauer); birgit grab (GS/MS thulbatal oberthulba); sabine kreil (GS/MS schondratal in schondra); monika hugel (GS wartmannsroth). Guidance counselor steffen wustwas transferred to the bad kissingen school district. A total of ten counseling teachers and three school psychologists are available for school career questions and for counseling in the event of learning difficulties and behavioral problems.

Three locations for teacher training
In the school district, there are three seminars for the training of elementary and middle school teachers and one seminar for the training of subject teachers. 13 teacher trainees were reassigned to the district for training. 16 teachers were assigned as mobile reserves.

In order to maintain the educational offerings for all middle school students, the assembly of the hammelburg-euerdorf-elfershausen school district decided to concentrate the educational offerings from three to two schools. In the coming school year, the students of einhard-MS euerdorf will be distributed among johannes-petri-MS in langendorf and MS hammelburg.

Tighter support network
Full-day classes will be further expanded at GS. At the sinnberg-GS and the henneberg-GS in bad kissingen and at the johannes-petri-GS, the full-day train is operated continuously, and at the GS oberthulba in the 3rd week of the year. And 4. Year offered. The all-day programs at the GS bad bruckenau and the GS am monchsturm in hammelburg are being expanded to include grades 1 and 2. The full-day program is supplemented at many GS by open day care. In all MS there is an open and a bound all-day offer.

The form of mixed-grade classes will be continued. In the school district, 40 classes are taught in mixed years, 29 in the 1st grade. And 2. Year 2 and 11 in the 2. And 3 resp. In the 3. And 4. Grade level.

Inclusion pilot project
a new model in the bad kissingen school district is launched at GS thulbatal. The ministry of education has supported the pilot project with the school profile "inclusion" approved. Teaching methods and school life, as well as learning and education, will be geared to the diversity of pupils with and without special educational needs.

For children who are not yet of school age but have a migrant background and lack language skills, the elementary school or. Pre-courses are offered in the day care centers, which are held by elementary school teachers and educators. Some 81 kindergarten children are thus required to attend seven schools.
21 additional teaching hours were allocated to the school district for further pre-courses. This means that children who do not have a migration background but still need to be challenged linguistically can now also be included in pre-courses.

In order to further improve the transition from daycare to elementary school, the education financing act provides funding for various measures to. With the help of these lessons, children from the elementary school and children from the day care center can carry out joint projects. This makes the transition from kindergarten to elementary school even smoother. This is not primarily a matter of remedying deficits. The aim is to increase language and social skills. The cooperation of specialist teachers from daycare centers and schools creates the best conditions for this.

New curriculum underway
The 2013/2014 school year marks the beginning of the introduction of the new curriculum in elementary schools. The didactic guiding idea is competence-oriented teaching with the aim of establishing a link between knowledge and skills in a variety of variable application situations, and to to enable schools to be responsible problem-free. The syllabus therefore does not describe what is to be "taught" but in which areas the students are supposed to acquire competencies.
 

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