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Government of the School

The Teachers Committee

The Teachers Committee is an internal body exclusively for the teachers.
The professors from the three school divisions meet regularly under the oversight of the Director in order to plan future educational activity and to ensure the coherence of the education offered at the LFIP.


The Board of the LFIP

The Board of the Lycée Français International de Porto is a three-part assembly composed of the directors of the Lycée, the Cultural Consul of the French Embassy in Portugal, seven representatives of the employees, five representatives of the parents of students, and two students.

The Board of the LFIP has deliberative jurisdiction over the passing of internal regulations of the school and can give its opinion relative to, among other things, the development of the educational project, the organisation of the rythm of the school year and the establishment of the holiday calendar.

In addition, the Board of the LFIP can be consulted on all questions which concern the life of the school and is informed about the forecasts and financial management. 

Election of the Representatives of the Parents to the Board of the LFIP

The five representatives of the parents are elected by voting for a list, in proportional representation and by the greatest margin.  Each list is composed of five appointees and five alternates, according to a preferential order, but with the possibility of presenting an incomplete list.  Of the groups of representatives, there will be two parents of students of the secondary school who will participate in the Secondary School Board, the authority of the Secondary School, which will be consulted quarterly, before the meeting of the Board of the LFIP.

Elections for the Board of the LFIP 

Following the elections of the representatives on the School Council, the list of members is accessible on this page.

Internal regulations of the School Council

Minutes of the Meetings

Secondary School Board (Junior and Senior Schools)

This group prepares the works for the Board of the LFIP.

It gives its opinion on the running of the junior and senior schools, particularly about educational questions, such as the educational projects integrated to the School Plan, various educational matters, the organisation of the school calendar, the procedures for orientation...

Primary School Board

A Primary School Board is established in each school which includes primary education under the responsibility of a school director.  The Board meets at least once per quarter to review and give its opinion on the educational structure, the school hours, the calendar, the school plan, the extracurricular activities, questions of hygiene, health, security, cafeteria, needs for learning materials, workshops for continuing education and innumerable matters, except for problems relating to teaching and the educational content taught by the professors, which is a matter reserved to the Inspectors of Educational Service of the AEFE.

Elections of  the representatives of  parents to the Primary School Board

The 15 representatives of the parents of students to the School Board (at least 1 for each level from Pre-School through Elementary School) are elected by voting for a list, in proportional representation and by the greatest margin.  

Minutes of the Boards

Commitee for Health and Citizenship Education (CESC)

The CESC is an authority which considers, observes and submits proposals, conceives, puts into practice and evaluates the educational projects underway regarding:

  • Education for citizenship
  • Prevention of violence
  • Support for parents with difficulties and fight against exclusion
  • Health and sexuality education
  • Prevention of addictive behaviours.

It is presided over by the Director of the LFIP or by his representative.

The CESC can take as associates to its work competent partners able to make a useful contribution to the educational and preventative policies of the school.

Minutes of the Commitee

Disciplinary Board

The Disciplinary Board is derived from the School Board.  This body reviews any serious failures which will will give rise to a sanction greater than 8 days suspension and which exceed the authority of the Director of the School.

Committee of Representatives for School Life (CVL)

The Committee for School Life brings together ten elected representatives of the students of the senior school with representatives of the employees and parents.  Together, they can submit proposals on matters respecting daily life at the school, with the aim of improving the condition of life at the LFIP.  The Director of the LFIP presides over this board. 

  • Improve the conditions of life at the LFIP: professional preparation, internal regulations, tutoring, health, sports, school funding... in the CVL all the tactical questions relating to life in the school are debated.
  • Discuss, share, debate:  the CVL is the body authorised to hear and share ideas with the adults of the educational community.  The delegates can let others know their ideas freely:  they can transmit the desires, aspiration and concerns of their colleagues in the senior school.
  • Participate in decision making:  the CVL can also present suggestions.

The representatives of the students of the senior school can express opinions, propose changes and suggest solutions.  The minutes of the meetings of the CVL are sent to the Board of Administration of the School.  Through the medium of their elected representatives, the students of the senior school are associated to the decision making process of the school.


Hygiene, Safety and Staff Working Conditions Commission

The head of the school presides over this commission composed of equal numbers of representatives of the administration and elected staff on the governing board, and the nurse.

Its mission is to analyze and promote the prevention of occupational risks; to propose actions to prevent harassment at work; to suggest any measure likely to improve hygiene, safety and working conditions, to propose hygiene and safety training actions in connection with the continuous training unit

The Teaching Committee

This is composed of professors from each discipline who make proposals for teaching, taking into account the materials and the teaching plan.  The teaching staff meet as often as necessary, for evaluating the needs of each discipline, for working up the plans and coordinating policies.


The Educational Committee and Discipline Coordinators
  • •    This is an authority for consulting the professors about the educational policies of the school.
    •    Its objective is to foster agreement about and coordination of teaching, for the sake of a common policy.
    •    It prepares the educational part of the project of the school, the proposals for the learning experience.
    •    The committee is consulted about the resources for assistance and coaching of students, general circumstances of follow-up for changes in orientation, the organisation of teaching by competency groups, the method of linguistic and cultural exchanges in partnership with foreign school systems.
    •    It presents proposals for means of organising personalised guidance, which the Director will submit subsequently to the Board of Administration.  
    •    In reference to the issues before it, the Teaching Board can second any person whose advice would be considered useful.  
    •    The Director, who presides over the Educational Committee, appoints the members of this body.
The Form Committees

The Form Committees oversee:

  • Dealing with pedagogical questions with respect to the form, especially the means of organising the personal work of the students; 
  • Examining the scholastic results of individual students, introducing a balance between the work accomplished and plans to help the students advance; 
  • Issuing an opinion about the decisions relative to orientation; 
  • Issuing an opinion in order to clarify the exam jury (for those forms eligible for exams). 

The Form Committees must not, in any case, evoke problems or situations which call into question students, parents, etc.  The members of the Committees have a duty of discretion.

The Form Committees are comprised of the following members:

  • Director of the LFIP (who presides over the Board); 
  • The professors of the form ;
  • The educational counsellor ;
  • two representatives of the parents of students ;
  • two representatives of the students (delegates of the form) ;

This Committee meets at the end of every quarter.

Faced with suggestions for guidance, the Form Committee makes a proposal, but the final decision falls to the Director.  If the family is not in agreement with the decision taken, the Director can call them together for a meeting.  If they do not come to an agreement, the parents can appeal.

The Division Committees

The Division Committees are the place for coordinating education centred on the student and orienting his work, based on three axes:

  • Creating the tools for ensuring the coherence and continuity of training, drawing up the book of the student’s competencies  (the dossier of the student), and establishing the progression through the division or the school;
  • Establishing the methods of evaluation and supervision for students in difficulties (to put in practice the PPRE)
  • Sharing and analysing the learning practices implemented in each form.

Every student, and especially those who might be in difficulties, should see his situation reviewed by the appropriate Division Committee.  This way, eventual actions for support, reinforcement or development can be decided.

Throughout the year and, clearly, considering the consent of the parents, the Division Committee can decide to accelerate the progress of the student or, on the other hand, keep him or her in the same division.  Obviously, this is a decision which should be considered throughout the year and which should take into account the results of specific actions put into practice.