The implementation of aid for children with academic difficulties with the support of teachers, planned for this year, will not be possible as it stands.
So that children do not drop out of school and so that each student finishes their school year with the necessary learning outcomes, more monitoring must be put in place. This diagnosis is shared both by teachers, teaching professionals and by the Ministry of National Education.
And things had to move in this direction from this 2023 school year, with the government's commitments: systematic and rapid replacements for short-term teacher absences, "homework done" workshops in college, to help the students most in need. difficulty, successful courses during the holidays, but also a weekly hour of support in French and maths in 6th grade were promised.
Unfortunately for the children and for the parents, we have to make up our minds. What had been announced in recent months will not be able to happen as hoped. All this is in fact based on proposals made to teachers, with a simple principle: more missions in exchange for an increase in remuneration. A “teacher pact” has even been put in place to list the tasks offered and the associated bonuses. It offers teachers up to three support missions (three “units”) of 1,250 euros gross each. Enough to accumulate 3750 euros gross increase per year.
But the teachers aren't really excited. a survey carried out by the first union of school heads has calmed hopes: "30% of establishments have no signed pact at this stage" and "54% of middle and high schools have less than 10% signed pacts", announced Bruno Bobkiewicz, secretary general of SNPDEN-Unsa at a press briefing. Which constitutes a real problem according to him. "The figures are quite staggering, we didn't expect that. There are obviously differences depending on the establishment, but the average rate of pact signed is 23%."
The disappointment will be great. “This will put heads of establishments in difficulty because announcements made to the general public which are based on the pact, such as short-term replacements or even homework done, will not be able to be made correctly if there is no has no volunteers,” lucidly analyzed Bruno Bobkiewicz. Furthermore, the survey notes that in 58% of middle and high schools in France, there was at least one teacher missing at the start of the school year.