The best school

Swedish-speaking basic education is one of the cornerstones of a bilingual Finland. High-quality early childhood education lays the foundation for a thriving society. Finland’s success is based on good and equal education. Schools must have access to adequate resources. The SFP works for a school environment that emphasises both learning and well-being.

  • All children have the right to participate in high-quality early childhood education. This right cannot depend on the home district or the parents’ employment. We want language learning in the other national language to begin in early childhood education.
  • All children and young people have the right to a safe school free of bullying. We must continue our efforts against bullying and increase resources targeted at preventing all forms of it.
  • Teaching and education must be equal and free from rigid gender norms.
  • Pupil welfare is growing in importance, and we want to ensure that schools can offer support in the form of school psychologists, pupil welfare officers and adequate resources for pupil and study guidance.
  • We need well-functioning morning and afternoon care that provides diverse activities both indoors and outdoors.
  • We want children to have access to hobbies in connection with their school day.
  • The school must be based on contact teaching. Distance education can function as a complement, on special grounds. Both contact and distance education must be provided sustainably and equally. Every child must have access to good teaching materials – whether traditional or digital.
  • Diverse language education must begin in preschool. We want more and more children to have access to language immersion and language showers.
  • The school environment and the way to school must be safe to all. We promote healthy school buildings that offer cosy, enjoyable and engaging environments for learning.
  • Cooperation between vocational education and workplaces is important, but a good balance between on-the-job learning and theoretical teaching must be ensured.
  • We will continue to invest in high-quality upper secondary education in Swedish and Finnish.
  • We will allocate more resources to vocational education in order to raise its quality and attractiveness in all our regions.

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