By law, every school in the Netherlands is linked with a medezeggenschrapsraad (MR). This is a participation council, where elected representatives of teachers and parents are consulted by the school management over matters concerning the management of the school. As prescribed by law, there are separate MR’s for the Primary and Secondary sections of a school and separate general participation councils (GMR) which deal with the Stichting’s (Foundation) issues.
The MR holds, according to legislation, two types of rights: the right of advice (adviesrecht) and the right of approval (instemmingrecht). Matters in which either right can be used are specified. The MR’s are regulated by the Dutch law 'Wet medezeggenschap op scholen'.
Currently the following people are members of the Participation Council:
Chairperson - Gearóid O'Shea
Lynne Byatt, Klaas de Jong ,Gearóid O'Shea, Bauke Westphal, Florent Lina (and one vacancy).
The meetings are public and can be attended by all staff or parents.
You can find the minutes of all MR meetings on the Parents pages (requires log-in).