European Toolkit for Schools: supporting schools to tackle early school leaving

Do you work for a school or authority focusing on improving attendance or reducing drop-out rates? Are you a teacher interested in learning about new ways to support your students and to help them get more engaged with their school environment and curriculum? Then you may benefit from using the newly updated European Toolkit for Schools section on the School Education Gateway.

The European Toolkit for Schools, which was first launched in December 2015, has been developed further to provide an even richer experience for the users. Users from schools can now complete a new self-assessment questionnaire to get a personalised report, featuring a selection of resources that are relevant to their background and areas of interest. They can fill in the questionnaire as many times as they want and compare their results over time. They can also share the report with others from their school or organisation.

But this is not all. Now, users can also contribute to the development of the tool by suggesting a resource to be added to the repository. A new toolkit-specific menu has been added to improve navigation of more than 100 resources that come from different corners of Europe, which are organised around five interconnected thematic areas:

  1. School governance
  2. Teachers
  3. Support to learners
  4. Parental involvement
  5. Involvement of stakeholders

The European Toolkit for Schools is dedicated to synthesising a huge variety of examples of good practices and documents developed to help teachers, school leaders, parents and other people to provide an effective, high-quality early-childhood and school education.

 If you are interested in the topics of inclusive education and reducing early school leaving, we encourage you to visit the European Toolkit for Schools today!