Some have already been deployed, others will be soon. The rector of the Academy of Toulouse, Mostafa Fourar, announced this Tuesday, January 18 the creation of additional posts for education personnel. But also the release of exceptional means.
In a still tense health and social context in schools, the rector of theToulouse Academy, Mostafa Fourar, takes stock of the situation and announces the creation of education staff positions and deployment of additional resources. Measures that will take effect quickly, or that have already been put in place.
Management of the complex health crisis
During the last health update at the Toulouse Academy, 16,698 students and 2,322 educational staff were positive for Covid-19. A situation which therefore remains worrying, and to which the National Education is trying to react. But the procedures are slow. “The Prime Minister has ordered surgical masks and FFP2, but we are still waiting for their delivery “, regrets Mostafa Fourar.
As for the CO² sensors requested by the teachers’ unions, “they have been installed in all the secondary schools of the Academy, under the aegis of the Region. On the other hand, if all the colleges of Haute-Garonne have also received their device, this is not the case in the other departments. As for schools, we have very little feedback from the municipalities that we are trying to mobilize “says the rector.
Beyond the problem of health logistics, that of the management of means and human resources also occupies the Academy of Toulouse. To answer to the exhaustion denounced by school principals, teachers and educational staff in general, the rector recalls the latest measures taken.
” 75 full-time positions for anti-Covid mediators have been created, must be added 48,000 additional hours provided by educational assistants to ensure pedagogical continuity in colleges, ”lists Mostafa Fourar. At the same time, the Academy will recruiter 13 temporary workers from the complementary lists competition in the first degree.
At the same time, and in response to the strike by teachers and parents of students, which took place on Thursday 13 January, the rector announced “the immediate creation of 62 educational assistant positions to replace absentees “.
The solutions of the Toulouse Academy to replace absent teachers
For him, the evil from which his academy suffers is not the lack of means, but that of human resources. Indeed, fewer and fewer candidates present the competition to access a profession that is currently unattractive. Hence the difficulties in replacing absent teachers. “I am aware of it,” admits Mostafa Fourar. To make up for this lack of manpower, the National Education will recruit 11 human resources directors to carry out the identification of potential personnel who can provide replacements. Similarly, the recruitment of these temporary workers was until now conditional on a Bac+3. They will now be able to present themselves with a Bac+2.
As to remuneration, they could be revised upwards, on a case-by-case basis, particularly in disciplines in tension such as English, Eco-management, Literature, Physical Sciences, SVT and Technology. In these subjects, vacant teachers could be offered 3-year contracts, instead of 10 months initially administered.
In parallel, the Academy of Toulouse will test the e-replacement. “The students will be face-to-face in their class, supervised by the educational staff, while the teacher will carry out his course remotely”, specifies the rector. Thus, this will make it possible to overcome the geographical difficulties encountered by certain contractors.
Finally, all Continuing education is suspended until further notice for all teachers so as not to add possible absences to those already suffered.
Provisions which, as Mostafa Fourar hopes, will make it possible to reduce the difficulties currently due mainly to the health crisis. Without denying however that certain problems remain structural. Concerns will answer the adjustments that will be made at the start of the 2022 academic year.