Timing of the SEUDThe school entry examination is a legally required examination in all German states. It takes place at the invitation of the health department in the two years before admission to the first grade of elementary school. Parents receive a certificate of participation in the school entry examination for presentation to the school.
Further information on the topic of compulsory schooling, early enrollment and deferral can be found on the pages of the Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Cultural Affairs.
Who examines the child?
School entry screening is performed by social health professionals (usually pediatric nurses). The school medical examination is carried out by a doctor from the local public health department.
Parents receive a written invitation from the health office for the school entrance examination with the request to be present at the examination. The examination itself takes place – depending on the district – in the kindergarten or in the health office. The presence of the parents is rearing for the child, questions can be clarified directly and observations/results of the examination can be discussed immediately.
What does the school entrance screening include ?
The social medicine specialist records the child's health history. Parents are asked to bring the completed medical history form to the examination. Afterwards the height is measured. The weight of the child.
It looks through the yellow children's examination booklet/participation card from the yellow booklet and the vaccination book and checks the measles vaccination status in terms of the measles protection law. Possibly missing vaccinations can be discussed. The current vaccination recommendations and the vaccination calendar of the Permanent Vaccination Commission of the Robert Koch Institute are used as a basis for assessing the vaccination status, as is the measles protection law.
The child's vision and hearing are tested using special equipment. Linguistic and motor development are examined using standardized test procedures (for example, repeating given words or tracing figures).
When a child is examined by a school doctor?
Between the ages of 46 and 48 months, all children are required to undergo the U8 screening examination, and children between 60 and 64 months are required to undergo the U9 examination at the pediatrician's office. As part of the school entrance examination, parents must provide proof of participation in the most recent age-appropriate early detection examination (U8 or U2). U9) to be presented. If this evidence is not provided, the children concerned must attend a school medical examination. If the child does not attend a preschool facility, a medical examination is also required.
In addition, there is the option of a school medical examination if the child is found at the school entry screening or at U8 or U9. U9 if there are any special circumstances or if the parents so wish. So for example
– medical findings that could play a role in later school life (this may be the case, for example, for children with chronic illnesses, with severely reduced vision or hearing, and for children with limited mobility).
What is included in the school medical examination?
During the school medical examination, the child is examined by a doctor – similar to the U8 or U2 examination. U9 – physical examination, as well as his or her developmental status. Special examination findings are discussed. In the case of abnormal findings, the school doctor will recommend that the child be seen by a pediatrician, family doctor or specialist for further clarification.
What happens to the data?
First of all, the residents' registration offices provide the health offices with the addresses of children who will be required to attend school. The parents are invited to the school entrance examination by the health office. The examination records remain with the health department.
After all examinations have been completed, the results of the examinations are sent in anonymous form (without providing personal data such as name and address) to the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety and statistically evaluated. The statistical evaluation of the collected data provides an overview of the health status of the children of a year in Bavaria. These data form the basis for the development of medical and health-promoting concepts.
If attendance at a pre-course in German or individual support for the child in class is required, the health office will also inform the school administration, for example in the case of children who are dependent on a wheelchair or who are impaired by a serious visual or hearing impairment. This is essential for the best possible integration of the children concerned. Parents will of course be informed about this.
What else you should know
Since 01.08.In 2019, there will be the so-called "enrollment corridor": for children who start school between 01. July and the 30.If a child reaches the age of six on September 1, the child's legal guardians can postpone enrollment for one year after consulting the school (BayEUG Art. 37 sentence 1). If the legal guardians wish to postpone enrollment until the following school year, they must notify the school no later than 10. April (§2 of the Elementary School Ordinance (GSVO)) in writing. You can find more information on this topic on the website of the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs.