Karmøy kommune, oppvekst-og kulturetaten, PPS (Educational Advisory Services) , Norway


Karmøy oppvekst-og kulturetat, PPS- Educational Advisory Services is responsible for all in-service training for its 600 teachers and 90 support staff. Karmøy has been involved in more than 40 EU-projects and was in 2005 PPS Karmøy awarded the first national Comenius prize in Norway.

Personnel at PPS have many years experience of running conferences and being key-note speakers at courses.

The expertise of the staff includes:

  • Educational innovation
  • In-service-training
  • Collaboration with universities on decentralized post-graduate courses
  • Advise on methodology
  • Co-ordination of pedagogical initiatives
  • Advising pupils, teachers, parents and politicians
  • Implementing external and internal evaluation
  • Developing school management programmes
  • Providing ICT support
  • Operating a regional resource centre

PPS Karmøy will administer the running of the project in Karmøy and the pilot schools involved as well as being responsible on behalf of the project in all communication with Brussels. The financial management will be monitored through the Department of Finance in the municipality in collaboration with the Director of Education and Culture.