3. Support to learners

3.1. Well-being of learners

Whole-school approaches involve attention to the overall school climate. A safe and caring learning environment supports positive relationships for and between teachers, school staff and learners. For instance, physical settings that are safe, welcoming and stimulating, as well as sports and regular physical activities for all learners are important. Schools may invest in conflict management within common school spaces to promote a culture of dialogue and diversity. These learning and contextual conditions help create a positive climate and a sense of belonging for all learners.

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Anti-Bullying Procedures for Schools

The Irish Department of Education and Skills recommends procedures to introduce in schools to prevent and tackle bullying. Some crucial elements are a positive school climate, effective leadership, shared understanding of what bullying is and its impact, awareness, education and prevention strategies, effective supervision and monitoring of pupils, support for school staff, consistent investigation, follow-up and recording of bullying behaviour, as well as ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of the anti-bullying policy.

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Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SV

Country: Ireland

Brave’s Club: Zero Violence from age zero

To improve the school climate, a group of schools from the Learning Communities project decided to create the Brave’s Club. It is based on a “dialogical model of conflict prevention”. Since the Club started in 2014, it has made progress in eradicating school violence in both primary and secondary schools. This strategy is making it easier to bring together effective evidence-informed practices on preventing violence in classrooms in general, and more specifically, gender violence.

Area: 2. Teachers

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Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL

Country: Spain

Checklist and recommendations for prevention of absenteeism and school drop-out

It is undeniable that medical, psychological, social, educational and legal interventions are required in a number of cases of truancy and early school leaving, but research also shows clearly that in all cases, school and teaching staff can have a decisive influence. This document comprises a checklist for self-assessment of schools, 59 detailed recommendations for improvement of school attendance, pupil engagement and school culture, as well as proposals for behaviour agreements and examples of questionnaires for teachers and parents. The recommended measures are primarily directed at the target group of teachers, principals and parents. The document has been translated from the manual by Nairz-Wirth, Feldmann, Diexer (2012): Handlungsempfehlungen für Lehrende, Schulleitung und Eltern zur erfolgreichen Prävention von Schulabsentismus und Schulabbruch.

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Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SV

Country: Austria

E-tool for preventing bullying

Swedish education is built on respect for human rights and fundamental democratic values such as inviolability of human life, equal value of all people, respect for the individual?s personal integrity and gender equality. In accordance with these values, there is a strong emphasis that all education should be inclusive and actively prevent discrimination and harassment in all forms, which includes bullying.

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Country: Sweden

Electronic games for the blind

Inclusive electronic games in 3 languages that can also be played by blind children. Based on lots of end-user research and using special auditory interfaces (binaural sound), players can play using headphones. The games have helped teachers introduce pupils/students to the computer in a friendly way, connect them to non-blind students through play, and connect with their peers in numerous ways. The games have been downloaded more than 7,000 times from users around the world.

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Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT

Country: Greece

European Network Against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments (ENABLE)

This project is designed to support the development of Social-Emotional Learning skills (SEL) for 11-14 year olds, and to promote Peer Support to tackle and reduce bullying. SEL Programmes improve the student's social, emotional and academic skills, which include more pro-social behaviour and positive attitudes toward the self and others, and lower levels of emotional distress. Peer support systems reduce the negative impact of bullying on victims and make it more acceptable for them to report it. It follows a whole-school approach which includes young people, staff, parents and the wider community. Thus, this programme is a departure from the two-dimensional view of bullying as victim and bully, and instead looks at the social and group dynamics in a school or leisure environment to address a range of factors which contribute to bullying. ENABLE has trained a team of Ambassadors in each participating country, who are available to provide information and guidance to any school or organisation wishing to implement the programme.

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Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SV

Country: Belgium; Croatia; Denmark; Greece; Romania; United Kingdom

Feel Well, Learn Better - ABMA program in France

The 'Feel Well, Learn Better (Aller bien pour mieux comprendre - ABMA)' measure builds on the consideration given to pupils' overall health to improve the school environment and school achievement, thus reducing health inequalities. It promotes harmonious interactions and well-being among pupils and staff. This is a pilot programme that will run for 3 years until 2016, under the Lyon Education Authority, in partnership with the National Institute for Prevention and Health Education.

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Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SV

Country: France

Fuoriclasse model to tackle early school leaving

Fuoriclasse (Italy) is an integrated intervention model against early school leaving aimed at students, teachers and families. It offers activities to support motivation to study and learn, to ensure the full implementation of the right to education, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; GA; HR; HU; IS; IT; LT; LV; MK; MT; NL; NO; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SR; TR

Country: Italy

Health and Citizenship Education Committee (CESC) in France

The Health and Citizenship Education Committee involves all members of the educational community and the local partners of the primary or secondary school (local government, police, justice and associations). Chaired by the school head, the committee is active in citizenship education, drawing up the plan for the prevention of violence, proposing initiatives to support parents in difficult situations and combating social exclusion, defining a health and sex education programme aimed at promoting safe behaviour. The CESC brings together a variety of measures, with the aim of preparing pupils to act and to live together, with respect for equality between women and men and to make choices and exercise their citizenship rights.

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Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SV

Country: France

IndY (Individualized Learning at the school centre Ybbs)

In the school year 2015/16 the Schulzentrum Ybbs (a school center consisting of three vocational upper secondary schools) introduced a concept called IndY, which involves that 20% of the teaching time is intended for individualized learning. IndY aims at improving students’ expertise, motivation, self-responsibility, self-management, collaborative skills, emotional intelligence and learning methods.

Area: 2. Teachers

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Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT

Country: Austria

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