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Education staff responsible for guidance in early childhood and school education


10.Management and other education staff

10.3Education staff responsible for guidance in early childhood and school education

Last update: 27 November 2023

The purpose of psychological assistance at school is to help learners regain emotional harmony and the ability to live and to learn. Psychologists employed at Psychological Services, Pedagogical-Psychological Services and schools provide psychological assistance and prevention of psychological problems. The Minister for Education, Science and Sport or its authorised institution establishes the procedure for provision of psychological assistance and mandates requirements for the qualification and attained education level of psychologists.

The purpose of social pedagogical assistance is to ensure a child’s safety at school. When providing social pedagogical assistance to learners, the school cooperates with social assistance providers, health care and law enforcement institutions and provides consultations to children’s parents (foster parents, guardians) and teachers. Provision of social pedagogical assistance to children and learners is regulated by the General Regulations on Provision of Social Pedagogical Assistance confirmed by the Minister for Education, Science and Sport.

The purpose of special pedagogical assistance and special educational needs assistance is to increase the effectiveness of learning for individuals with special needs. Specialists of the Pedagogical–Psychological Services provide special pedagogical assistance to persons of up to 21 years of age. Assistance in special educational needs is provided to individuals who are in need of such assistance. According to the procedure of the Minister for Education, Science and Sport, such persons receive compensatory educational equipment; they are also provided with interpreters, readers, attendants and teachers’ aides.

The purpose of health care in schools is to assist learners in maintaining and improving their health. A public health care specialist who is responsible for primary health care and methodological assistance provides health care and consultations on health improvement activity to teachers, learners and their parents (foster parents, guardians).