The Secondary School Montemor-o-Novo , created in 2013, located in the Municipality of Montemor-o-Novo, integrates Education and Teaching Establishments from pre-school to secondary education and resulted from the aggregation of the previous Vertical Group of Montemor-o -Novo and the Secondary School of Montemor-o-Novo. About 1850 students attend the Group.
The universe of students who attend the Group is very diverse, reflecting an economic fabric of services (commerce, banks, accounting offices, restaurants, administrative offices, …), small and medium-sized companies (pre-stressed, metallurgy, carpentry, preparation of ornamental stones, civil construction, olive oil, wine, …), being the predominant primary sector, with emphasis on livestock and forest (cork and holm oak).
The dispersion of the Education and Teaching Establishments of Pre-School and 1st Cycle of Basic Education, as well as the uniqueness of each Establishment constitute one of the greatest challenges for the unity and pedagogical quality of the Group.
The teaching population is stable, which can promote a more consistent intervention with the educational community, in order to make the most of all resources for the promotion of school success.
The non-teaching population is stable. However, given the insufficient number of Operational Assistants to respond to the needs of the Cluster, it becomes very difficult to address and meet all the emerging needs of a Cluster of this size.
The Montemor-o-Novo Schools Group has a diversified training offer, which seeks to respond to the needs of its target audience. The predominance of the primary sector and the increase in the tertiary sector influenced the training offer at the level of Youth Education and Training Courses (CEF), Professional Courses and Vocational Courses. However, it still does not meet all the needs of the Municipality, especially in terms of professional qualification in Secondary Education.
In the Group, there is a structured unit for children and young people with multiple disabilities, which responds to students with this type of pathology, who live in the region.