Casa Bilingual Montessori School’s petition to ‘Save flexible education times’ signed over 600 times

In response to Minister Slob’s decision not to extend the experiment of flexible education times, Casa fears for the survival of its innovative educational concept. That is why Casa – just like other schools in the pilot – took action with a film and a petition. Both have now been sent to the relevant members of parliament.

The 614 people who signed the petition support:

  • that children benefit from flexible education and their own individual moments of rest;
  • that a continuous learning line during the day and the year promotes the enjoyment and effectiveness of learning;
  • that flexible education times provide peace and structure for children;
  • that there are no disadvantages to flexible education times.

They call on the members of parliament to work hard to ensure that flexible education times remain possible for schools that deliver high quality education.

The inspection report, which was used as an important source for the decision, concludes that: “The most important recommendation made by the inspectorate on the basis of this investigation is that schools should only be given the opportunity to introduce the initially limited flexible education time on the basis of a well-considered approach and under predetermined conditions.” And: “It is also clear that there is a certain need on the part of parents for more flexible interpretations of educational time and that, in the field, boards of governors and schools are able, under the right conditions, to implement these in a qualitative manner.”

According to the same report, Casa Bilingual Montessori School has proven to be able to implement this and to have a well-considered approach.


For questions you can contact Tessa Wessels, director of Casa Bilingual Montessori School via

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