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Grundschule voraus - ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎gemeinsam. gestalten. lernen

Promoting educational equity - learning to shape together

Primary schools are an important place for educational equity. Children with the most diverse starting conditions meet here. Here they learn to read, write and do arithmetic together - and at the same time to deal with cultural, social and individual diversity. The course is set for democratic coexistence.

But giving primary school children all the opportunities to which they are entitled presents teachers and primary school administrators with great challenges. This is the approach of the initiative of the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S., the Heraeus Educational Foundation and the ZEIT Foundation Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius. In alliance with education experts, we want to contribute to ensuring that primary schools once again receive the attention, appreciation and recognition they deserve.

We are looking for the primary school leaders of tomorrow

Leading also means bringing together: The initiative "Grundschule voraus - ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎gemeinsam. gestalten. lernen" (Primary School Ahead - Shaping.Learning.Together) focuses on the future of primary school leadership in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

We want to provide dedicated primary school teachers with targeted support for their professional professionalisation and personal development through our further training and qualification programme - together with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training and the State Institute for Teacher Training and School Development.

Starting in the school year 2023/24, we want to accompany and support 18 committed primary school teachers from the 5th year of their career with experience in formative leadership tasks on their way to becoming primary school leaders. The one-year, in-service qualification programme consists of three modules and is complemented by a growing network of people from schools, education and science.