Contact the Council of Ministers: Priority Reform of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

1. Fighting Fundamental Inequality: First Class Priority

To ensure basic knowledge acquisition, each student must benefit from the best possible learning and development requirements.

To reduce the impact of social and regional inequality on student performance, the government began splitting priority education classes in 2017. 55% of the classes in the large section and 100% of the CP and CE1 classes are separated. The bill now benefits 350,000 students and expansion to all large section classes will continue in the next school year.

Limiting the number of students in a class to 24 students across the region aims to improve the conditions of school education for all students. Today, 79.5% of large sections, CP and CE1 classes have a workforce of 24 or less students. At the beginning of the 2022 academic year, a large section, CP and all CE1 classes will be involved.
Reducing the age of compulsory education to 3 years, as well as duplication and number limits, entails new resources, training, and educational tools for teachers at the educational level. A national assessment of all CP and CE1 students contributes to this by enabling targeted support for each student.

At the national level, the results of the national assessment highlight an increase in grades for French and math students since 2018 and a narrowing gap between students enrolled in priority and non-priority education.

2. Providing adaptive education for all students with disabilities: School as a pillar of a more inclusive society

A republican school is a school that can take care of each of its students and welcome them all. This is why the education of students with disabilities is a government priority that wanted to create a true public service for inclusive schools.

More than 400,000 students with disabilities are educated at school, 100,000 more than in 2017. Every day, 125,500 people who accompany students with disabilities (AESH) attend with teachers from all staff.

The school careers of these students have become more fluid thanks to the organization of the entire country into a localized Comprehensive Support Center (PIAL) and the creation of dedicated services and support units in each department. Daily.

It is also diversifying thanks to the creation of new inclusive systems that are as close as possible to your needs. More than 320 systems deployed as part of the autism strategy and 1,300 units for inclusive education (ULIS) have been created since 2017. Disability is now higher in secondary education. This reflects an extension of the road towards professional integration.

3. Keep schools and facilities open in unprecedented health: the challenge of continuity of public education services

The ability of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports to ensure the continuity of educational services through educational support in the absence of teachers is a major challenge for students and families. Health has strengthened this requirement, while complicating its implementation, especially during peak epidemics.

Several solutions have been deployed to reduce the number of uninsured hours. An independent work system with the use of online courses and supervised by a teacher’s expected and trained Education Assistant (AED). In addition, the ministry is experimenting with digital solutions to optimize alternative resources at the department level.

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), France is one of the three European Union countries with the fewest school closures. For the benefit of students, and especially for the most vulnerable, this powerful political choice involved structuring the continuity of education at the provincial and academy levels. With the introduction of digital platforms, students can follow courses and teachers have access to useful resources. The National Center for Distance Education (Cned) has developed a virtual classroom device, Myclassathome, that is used by more than 10 million people.

The “Homework Completion” measures that have been implemented at the university since 2018 also address this issue of continuity of learning. This allows all volunteer students to do homework for free at the university and modify and integrate their knowledge with teachers and speakers outside of class hours. “Homework is over” is currently helping to strengthen priority education (REP +) by 30% of junior high school students and one in two junior high school students. Grade 6 is the main beneficiary of this system (42%).

Digital versions of the “e-Duties Faties” system, which provides dematerialized solutions for remote support by paid students, are being deployed at several academies to address specific deployment difficulties in rural areas.