Agrupamento de Escolas de Vilela
AEV comprehends different levels of learning, Preschool education (3 years and optional), Basic school – 1st, 2nd, 3rd cycles (9 years) and Secondary school (3 years), Basic and secondary are compulsory. In the secondary level we minister general and professional courses for youth learners like ICT, Photography, Sport management, Social Services among others. It is immersed in a zone semirural with a strong industry of furniture to approximately 30 km from Oporto.
About 2.100 students attend our schools and the majority, 1.600, in the basic level. We also have 220 teachers from all areas of expertise, 15 secretary assistants and 65 operational assistants , and 3 School Psychologists. We are formed by one main school, Escola Básica e Secundária de Vilela, a basic school, whit the 2nd and 3rd cycle, Escola Básica e Secundária de Rebordosa, two schools centers with the 1th cycle of education and 3 more small schools with kindergarden and 1th basic grade of education. There are two Structured Teaching Units for the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder of 1st cycle and another one directed to 2nd and 3rd students. These Unities represent a specialized resource to support SEN children aiming to enable students to acquire specific skills for their better integration into daily and academic life. It is a multidisciplinary team, with active stakeholders, teachers and operational assistants, who intend to take advantage of their structured power to carry out activities oriented towards the achievement of educational objectives of the different areas, leading to the integral formation of the students and awareness of the inclusion and acceptance of difference. The Group is part of Paredes municipality in one of the most adverse contexts in the country. These are issues that the school has sought to reverse, and for this reason has established a network of sustained partnerships, both between schools, and with the local authority and various other bodies in the community. It has good facilities, with some rooms equipped with interactive whiteboards. It belongs to the Network of School Libraries, betting strongly on this resource, fomenting several projects that promote reading and the writing. Lastly, it should be noted that we try to have Teacher Education for inclusion by equipping all teachers to meet the increasingly diverse needs of learners.