Parent Network for Educational Support

Coordinator: Sven MATZKE


Since 2017, the APEEE's Pedagogical Working Group has included a sub-group on Educational Support. In winter 2019, the sub-group established a network of parents with children on educational support. The aim of the network is to provide interested parents with relevant information and to organise dedicated meetings for an exchange of experience. A first meeting of this network took place on 18 February 2019.

If you are interested in joining the APEEE's Network on Educational Support or wish to receive additional information, please contact Sven MATZKE at: svenmatzke@googlemail.com

School-Level Documents

General Guidelines for Educational Support of the EEBI – nursery/primary cycle (February 2019)
General Guidelines for Educational Support of the EEBI – secondary cycle (February 2019)

System-Level Documents

Policy on the Provision of Educational Support in the European Schools (2012-05-D-14-en-9)
Provision of Educational Support in the European Schools – Procedural document (2012-05-D-15-en-12)
Statistical Report on Educational Support and on the Integration of Pupils with Special Educational Needs into the European Schools in the Year 2018-2019 (2019-11-D-11-en-1)
Evaluation Report on the Implementation of the Educational Support Policy in the European Schools (2018-09-D-53-en-3)
Report on Inclusive Education in the European Schools (2018-09-D-28-en-3) - follow-up to the Committee on the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2015 recommendation to the EU/European Schools
Action Plan Educational Support and Inclusive Education (2018-12-D-34-en-5)

Parent Network for Gifted Children

Coordinator: Arantzazu GOLDEROS

Parents within the Network for Educational Support expressed their interest to address the educational needs of gifted children in our school community. In January 2020, the PedGroup's Educational Support Group established a separate network of parents with gifted children with the view to create an effective educational support strategy for gifted pupils and to establish a support network for pupils and parents.

If you are interested in joining the APEEE's Network for Gifted Children or wish to receive additional information, please contact Arantzazu GOLDEROS at: arantzazu.golderos@ec.europa.eu

School-Level Documents

General Guidelines for Educational Support of the EEBI – nursery/primary cycle (February 2019)
General Guidelines for Educational Support of the EEBI – secondary cycle (February 2019)

For both primary and secondary pupils, Section 16 specifically highlights that gifted students also need attention when it comes to their learning programme and the school's wish to explore and research more to be able to develop educational programmes that cater for each student.

System-Level Documents

Policy on the Provision of Educational Support in the European Schools (2012-05-D-14-en-9)
See Article 1.2. "Differentiated Teaching" that identifies the learning needs of pupils that might need to be addressed through educational support, including those of gifted pupils.
Provision of Educational Support in the European Schools – Procedural document (2012-05-D-15-en-12)
The procedural document also refers to the situation of gifted pupils, defining them as pupils with “high ability in some or all areas, who may nevertheless also require special learning conditions to fulfil their educational potential”.

General Information

For more information on gifted children in Belgium, please visit:
http://www.enseignement.be/index.php?page=25001 - FR
http://www.hoogbegaafdvlaanderen.be/index.html - NL