Albertslund Kommune

Nordmarks Allé 1, Denmark, DK01 – Hovedstaden

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The Municipality of Albertslund

Nordmarks alle 1, Danmark DK01 – The Metropolitan area of Copenhagen

The municipality of Albertslund has a suburban location in the region of Copenhagen. Albertslund is a green city  - 60% of Albertslund is either green areas or forest. 

The municipality has a vision/strategy about children, the green area and community and the municipality describes itself of a curiously life, green life, healthy life, working life and community life. Population size is 27.880 (2016) on an area of 23,18 km2.

In Albertslund the department of “Schools and education” takes care of four schools, one special
school and a Youth Center/School. There is also one private school.

The four public schools have between 495 up to 969 pupils. In Albertslund we have 547 teachers and pedagogues working at the six schools. The four public school are all divided into primary, a middle section and a secondary department. To all the public school we have facilities for the morning and afternoon.
Finally we have 16 kindergartens. In the period of the reception they work together with the public schools on a reception program.   

In the department of “Schools and education” we are a group of consultants, guides and coordinators. Staff expertise includes: 

Management
Learning resources
Pedagogically development/ school improvement
Pedagogically and didactically  instructions
IT  
Learning resource center
Movement
Reading and bilingual teaching
Receptions  
International cooperation
National cooperation

Areas/Subjects
Mathematics
Science
Music
Arts and Culture
Democracy

The project Reception principals and head of departments participates together with teachers and pedagogues from three of the six schools in Albertslund together with consultants from the department “Schools and education”.  

Reception
Our participation in the project focuses on how we ensures wellbeing of working with various activities, giving pupils the robustness/resilience and works with good communication.

The three schools are: 
Brøndagerskolen – a school for children with special needs and diagnosed with different kinds of autism and two public schools Herstedvester school and Herstedlund school.

Herstedvester school is a school with four classes on every year with a primary section to 392 pupils. The teachers work in teams (year-teams)  together with pedagogues.
In the Reception project is Herstedvester school represented by principal Nieller Mandrup and  Head of the department Kirsten Ingemann.

Brøndagerskolen is a school for children with different diagnoses of autism. The school is a special school as well as a center for knowledge for autism. The school provide teaching for pupils from  0. grade – 10. grade.  The school have 125 employees who work with de 96 pupils in  15 smaller  groups of 5-7 pupils.  

On Brøndagerskolen there are psychologists, pedagogic guides, speech- hearing therapists and ergo – physiotherapists as well as teachers, pedagogues and assistants.  
In the Reception project is Brøndagerskolen represented by principal Mette Deibjerg Rasmussen and head of department Tine Zeuner.

Herstedlund school is a school with three classes on every year with a primary section to 264 pupils. The teachers work in teams (year-teams)  together with pedagogues.
In the Reception project Herstedlund school works as a associated partner and participates with principal Søren Hald.

The department of Schools and Education is represented by Kirsten Schneider. She is educated as a teacher and pedagogic candidate from the Danish University of Pedagogic. In the department she is employed as a pedagogic consultant and takes care of the subject Music, arts and culture. She guides and supports teachers with didactics and teaching and ensures, that arts and culture is a part of every day in the school system. 
Kirsten Schneider has extended experience with international EU-projects, interregional and national projects.

Gert Larsen is a international coordinator and works as an advisor regarding administrative and practical tasks. Gert Larsen is educated as a teacher, school librarian and former head of the The  Pedagogical  Center in Albertslund. He has great experience with many EU-projects. 

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This publication has been produced with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of RECEPTION and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the NA and the Commission