Constitution of the first Pupils’ Committee with representatives from schools all over the Balearic Islands

Feb 4, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

Yesterday, the Mesa del Alumnat met for the first time, allowing students to participate as part of the educational community.

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First Pupils’ Committee

In total there are 10 student representatives, 5 from Mallorca, 2 from Menorca, 2 from Ibiza and 1 from Formentera.

The creation of this committee is one of the key aspects of the new Education Act of the Balearic Islands.

The Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Martí March, today chaired the meeting of the first Pupils’ Committee, a further step in the participation of the educational community in the organisation and management of schools. This is one of the key aspects of the latest reforms and actions in the education system, such as the new Education Act of the Balearic Islands.

This committee, which has now been set up, is made up of 20 members. On the one hand, 10 students represent the most representative student associations and delegate boards of the most representative secondary schools in the Balearic Islands. By islands, 5 students from Mallorca, 2 representatives from Menorca, 2 from Ibiza and 1 student from Formentera.

Also members of this participation table are 10 representatives of the educational administration: the director general of Early Childhood, Innovation and Educational Community, Amanda Fernández, the Secretary-General, Tomeu Barceló, the director general of Planning, Management and Centres, Antoni Morante, the director general of Teaching Staff, Rafaela Sánchez, the director general of Vocational Training and Higher Artistic Education, Antoni Baos, the Head of the Department of Educational Inspection, Camila Tudurí and 3 technicians of the Conselleria.

New body for consultation and debate with students as protagonists

The Pupils’ Committee is constituted as a consultation and debate body with the aim of promoting pupil participation in schools and, in particular, student associations. These specific objectives also include the elaboration of proposals to improve student representation on school councils, the dynamisation of the boards of school delegates, coexistence and the gender perspective, among others. The aim is to promote the development of strategies to work on participatory democracy, with the creation of a valid and stable structure for participation and communication between students and institutions or management bodies.

At today’s meeting, in addition to the constitution of this first Board, a draft set of operating regulations was also presented, as well as topics such as the state of student participation in educational centres and the proposal of priority topics for debate by this participatory and consultative body.