logo_PTDEThe Regional Directorates for Primary and Secondary Education are decentralized regional administrative structures of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. There are 13 Regional Directorates of Education in Greece (one in every region).

Regional Directorates main scope:

  • implementation of educational policy
  • manage, control, co-ordinate the educational and administrative operation of primary and secondary schools and other
    educational structures in the region
  • are responsible for the allocation of human resources
  • direct, co-ordinate and monitor school consultants
  • are responsible for in-service training and teacher development
  • conduct educational research
  • collaborate with major stakeholders for innovation in the field of education
  • organize educational meetings, day events and conferences

The Regional Directorate for Primary and Secondary Education of Thessaly has expertise in European projects and recently was reinforced with high qualifications administrative staff. As the Regional Directorate is responsible for the educational policy, its administrative and educational staff has collaborated for several years with local universities, scientific organizations, local consultants in different educational areas such as training methodologies, production of educational material, confrontation of social problems as bullying, school dropout, pupils behavioral problems etc.

The expertise of the staff includes:

  • Educational innovation
  • In-service-training
  • Collaboration with local stakeholders
  • Advise on methodology
  • Co-ordination of pedagogical initiatives
  • Advising pupils, teachers and parents
  • Implementing evaluation methodologies
  • Developing school management programmes
  • Providing ICT support