More than 746,000 Infant and Primary students start school tomorrow

A total of 746,940 male and female students second cycle of Infant, Primary and Special Education Classes begin on Monday, September 12, at 2,751 educational centers. The rest of the non-university education students will start classes on September 15, with the exception of the higher artistic education students who will join on the 20th of this month. will be 941,677 students in Compulsory Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, Vocational Training, Adult Permanent Education, Elementary and Professional Arts and Languages. As a whole, this month of September classes will begin for a total of 1,796,590 students and 130,160 teachers in 7,193 centersboth public and concerted and private.

This course is presented with a new decline of students, due to the drop in birth rate, in the teachings of the second cycle of Infant and Primary, with around 15,000 fewer students. Instead, the educational system incorporates 4,815 teachers, 4,320 in the public network and 495 in the concerted network.

The increase of the public teaching staff will allow maintaining the figure of the health coordinator in educational centers, reinforce Vocational Training, improve the academic performance of students and reduce school absenteeism, as well as provide effective to the Educational Digital Transformation Plan.

As of this September, the first phase of the agreement of the equalization salary of Andalusian teachers with the national average, reached unanimously in the sectoral tables. When it is completed in the 24-25 academic year, it will mean an annual salary increase of 2,030 euros in the case of the body of Masters and other bodies of group A2 and of €2,310 in that of Secondary school teachers and the rest of the teaching bodies of group A1.

Regarding the ratios of students per classroom, this course the planning of the educational offer by the Andalusian Government will allow, together with the increase in the number of classrooms in the public system, lower the ratio again in Andalusia in Infant and Primary. The average ratios in Andalusia they are between 3 and 5 points below the maximum limits established by the Ministry. Ratios below countries such as France, the United Kingdom, or Portugal, and in the European average.

Support for families

The Ministry continues this course with the support measures to families in a context of escalating prices in all sectors. Thus, Education has deployed a total of €718 million in aid to Andalusian families in this course in different programs and services, with a increase 14% compared to 2018. It benefits more than one million students with a average of 600 euros aid per student.

It includes aspects such as scholarships study aid, gratuity of the first cycle of infant, free of charge books of text, the bonuses of the dining room service and other complementary services or the transportation school.

The complementary services increase in this course with 33 more centers that offer a morning classroom and 16 new authorized centers for the school canteen. Total, 2,286 centers They will offer families one or more complementary services, which have discounts. The dining room will benefit more than 210,000 boys and girls in 2,002 public centers, which will serve 20 million menus during the academic year. The 45% of users dining room, that is, 95,000, have totally free of the service, and almost 150,000 some kind of bonus.

Promote Vocational Training

Another of the strategic axes of the Ministry in this course will be to carry out a «VET revolution hand in hand with social agents. For this, a total of 158,219 seatsalmost 7,000 more than last year, again entering Vocational Training and the offer has been expanded with 220 more cycles than last year. In this way, the offer of teachings for this course is 3,422 training cycles idistributed in its different modalities in centers owned by the Board.

According to the Dual PFin which learning takes place both in educational centers and in companies, for this course a total of 772 projects, 108 more that in the past year and have been offered 14,359 beds of this modality (an increase of more than 2000 places), which has the involvement of almost 8,300 companies.

As a novelty, this year the Andalusian education system has eight integrated public VET centers (CIFP), three more than last year. Joining the 5 existing ones (Marítimo Zaporito de San Fernando (Cádiz); José Luis Graiño de Palos de la Frontera (Huelva); the aforementioned Hurtado de Mendoza and Aynadamar, both in Granada; and Los Viveros, in Seville), the CIFP in PTA Campanillas de Málaga, from the professional family of IT and communication; the CIFP Almeraya (Almeria)Hospitality and tourism, and the CIFP El Arenal (Seville)mechanical manufacturing.

Internationalization of the classrooms

Likewise, the Board continues in its commitment to the internationalization of the educational system. Thus, this course a total of 1,250 educational centers public will teach bilingual in Andalusia, which represents a increment of 25 centers compared to last year. This increase in centers will allow more than 400,000 students receive bilingual education in Andalusia next year in public schools.

As a novelty this academic year, the public network of the International Baccalaureate will be extended to ten public centers with the incorporation of the Fernando de Herrera Institute in Seville and the Salvador Rueda Institute in Malaga. The rest of institutes that impart these teachings are the IES Martínez Montañés in Seville, the IES Celia Viñas in Almería, IES Padre Luis Coloma in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz), IES Medina Azahara in Córdoba, Instituto Diego de Guzmán y Quesada in Huelva, IES Los Cerros in Úbeda (Jaén), IES Padre Manjón in Granada, the María Zambrano Institute in Torre del Mar (Málaga).

What concerns to infrastructuresfor the 2022-23 academic year, they will be completed more than 570 works in educational centers, with a total budget of €150 million. These interventions will benefit the around 230,000 male and female students enrolled in these centers, who will see their facilities expanded or improved.

Between the performances completed this year are seven new centers, such as the infant and primary schools (CEIP) in Ogíjares and Alhendín (Granada) and the new Secondary Education Institute (IES) in San Pedro de Alcántara, in Marbella (Málaga); Y 34 magnificationsabout to end, such as the IES La Rábida in Huelva or the IES Lauretum in Espartinas (Seville).

They are also running 159 of the 430 bioclimatization and renewable energy works with photovoltaic panels from a pioneering plan to improve both the thermal comfort of school buildings and their energy efficiency. The budget is 140 million and its execution will be completed next spring.

More than 746,000 Infant and Primary students start school tomorrow