At SKPO, we see participation as an opportunity for collaboration with different echelons, parents and teachers. Parents and professionals work together intensively and engage in dialogue as critical partners who are capable of contributing knowledge and expertise. All SKPO schools have a Participation Council (PC), which is made up of parents and professionals. In addition, each school delegates one PC member (a parent or member of staff) to SKPO’s Joint Participation Council (JPC). The split between parents and members of staff in the JPC is almost equal. Day-to-day administration is handled by two parents and two members of staff.
The PC consists of parents and members of the school’s staff. They represent all parents and employees of the school. The PC has explicit powers: it has a right to be consulted on major financial and organisational decisions and has ratification authority. Each PC draws up a set of PC rules. A copy of these rules can be requested from each school, or they can be viewed at each school.
The JPC considers a wide range of policy issues that affect SKPO as a whole, based on a common theme: the best interests of the child. The buildings, budget, collective labour agreement and other issues are all considered by the JPC members. Each issue, without exception, leads to lively debate and inspiring insights, which the JPC members take back to their own PC for further action. This dynamic structure leads to a process of continuous change within SKPO, with the best interests of the child as the overriding theme.
SKPO has set up regulations and procedures that may apply to you.
SKPO also has a Complaints regarding SKPO Staff regulation