Organizational Structure

The Legal ownership monitors economic sustainability and the logistics of the project. It defines the line of teaching and chooses the head and the teachers.

The Director applies the philosophy and strategy: plan and evaluate, coordinating all the members of the project.

The School Council represents all the Educational community members.

We also have teaching staff trained in respectful teaching methods who accompany and advise us. They have a wide experience in their field and their human and professional quality is outstanding. Every family in the Madrid Active school trusts them wholeheartedly and we believe their presence is fundamental for the smooth running of the activities.

The managing and teaching staff work hand in hand so that the educative project is in line with the philosophy of the centre.

The classes will be made up of a maximum of 20 children in preschool (2-3 teachers) and 20 children in primary (2 teachers, a ratio of one teacher every 7-10 children). In total, the centre will accept 40 students. Half of the teachers are English speaking, and native speakers of other languages will also participate.

The financial, employment and legal management is contracted to an external firm.

The parents participate actively in the day to day running by offering their support to teachers and the project by collaborating with community jobs and work groups (cleaning, upkeep of interior and exterior areas, material making, organization of external activities, external communication etc.).

Parents can share their knowledge by giving workshops or by proposing didactic activities.

Parents agree to learn about the philosophy so they can accompany their children better by transmitting the Madrid International Active School philosophy at home. They come to the school twice a year as observers.

There are participatory meetings every three weeks, one dedicated to organizational issues (where the project is developed through reflection, listening and coming up with initiatives…) and the following one to educational matters (for example, representative play, limits, toys, television, rewards and punishments, non-violent communication).

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