3. Support to learners

3.2. Learners' participation in school life

Learners need to feel ownership of their learning and be given the opportunity to voice their views. Being active in decisions and activities of the school increases a sense of belonging and may help learners to develop leadership and social skills. Proactive efforts to engage marginalised learners and ensure their voices are heard are essential.

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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.

Areas: 1. School governance; 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners; 4. Parental involvement; 5. Stakeholders involvement

Subareas: 1.1. School culture and climate; 2.2. Teachers and their relationships with pupils and parents; 3.1. Well-being of learners; 3.2. Learners' participation in school life; 4.2. Parents' involvement in school governance; 5.4. Partnerships: Community organisations and civic society

Language: EN

Country: Spain

J'ai ma place au collège

This project is aims to fight against school dropout by addressing risk factors including:
• behavioural problems (discipline, violence ... )
• integration problems
• learning problems
• low motivation
• low self-esteem
• a lack of ambition
It is also important the student have a positive experience of school

 This project has two components:

1.) In "volet 1" students work collaboratively on a cross thematic directly related to the project. The aim is to restore and develop the pleasure of learning through informal activities.
2.) In "Volet 2" partner institutions (management, nursing service , teachers ... ) devoted to educational activities and educational research work together to produce a toolbox on prevention of ESL which can be adapted to local context. The focus is on prevention of conflicts, fight against discrimination, peer mediation, individual tutoring, class or group projects.

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Areas: 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners; 5. Stakeholders involvement

Subareas: 1.3. School management; 3.1. Well-being of learners; 3.2. Learners' participation in school life; 3.7. Monitoring learners at risk; 3.10. Targeted support - special educational needs and learning difficulties; 3.11. Targeted support - disadvantaged socio-economic background; 5.4. Partnerships: Community organisations and civic society

Language: EN

Country: France; Greece; Italy; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Spain

JOAQUIM RUYRA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, the Miracle School (Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain)

The Joaquim Ruyra Elementary School is located in a disadvantaged suburban district of Barcelona. In the 2016-2017 school year, 92% students were immigrants representing 28 different nationalities (including Pakistan, Morocco, Georgia, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, the Philippines, China, Bangladesh, Senegal, and the USA) or from minority background (Romani). The school has a 40% mobility rate.  

National and international press have referred to the school as the miracle school as it had achieved academic outcomes above the average in the Catalan standardised tests, outperforming elite schools in the Catalonia region.

All classes in the school feature group work 40% to 60% of the time. The groups mix students of different abilities, genders and nationalities.  The small groups are designed to ensure that no one is left out, and students are encouraged to participate actively.  Each group is facilitated by an adult (e.g. a classroom assistants, a parent).  Psychologists and special education teachers may also work in the classrooms, and they support volunteer parents, teachers and the students.  The extra support and student interaction are considered as essential for supporting and reinforcing children’s learning. 

Areas: 1. School governance; 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners; 4. Parental involvement; 5. Stakeholders involvement

Subareas: 1.1. School culture and climate; 1.2. School planning and monitoring; 1.3. School management; 2.1. Teacher skills and competences; 2.2. Teachers and their relationships with pupils and parents; 2.3. Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development of teachers; 3.1. Well-being of learners; 3.2. Learners' participation in school life; 3.3. Career guidance and support; 3.4. Curriculum and learning paths; 3.5. Learning and assessment; 3.6. Extended and extra-curricular learning; 3.7. Monitoring learners at risk; 4.1. Communication and information; 4.2. Parents' involvement in school governance; 4.3. Spaces for parents and involvement in educational activities; 4.4. Family learning; 5.1. Multidisciplinary teams; 5.2. Stakeholders' networks; 5.3. Partnerships - employers and businesses; 5.4. Partnerships: Community organisations and civic society

Language: EN

Country: Spain

School innovation in Europe: promoting project-based learning and links with the school community at the Sierra Nevada Primary School

To improve students’ learning outcomes and the level of engagement with the school has developed a transformation project structured around seven key elements for school improvement: school climate, school image, academic excellence, methodological change, development of emotional intelligence, introduction of art in school and openness to the community. During the first years of the project, the emphasis was made on the two key areas: methodological change through the implementation of project-based learning and strengthening links of the school with families and communities.

Areas: 1. School governance; 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners; 4. Parental involvement; 5. Stakeholders involvement

Subareas: 1.1. School culture and climate; 1.2. School planning and monitoring; 1.3. School management; 2.1. Teacher skills and competences; 3.1. Well-being of learners; 3.2. Learners' participation in school life; 3.5. Learning and assessment; 4.1. Communication and information; 4.3. Spaces for parents and involvement in educational activities; 4.4. Family learning

Language: EN

Country: Spain

Socialisation to prevent gender violence in schools

Education stakeholders dedicated to the goal of “living together” have organised committees in most learning communities in Spain. These committees are comprised of teachers, family members and students, and are dedicated to identifying everyday conflicts in schools. Once a committee has decided which area it wants to tackle, a deliberative and participatory process involving the whole learning community is launched.

Areas: 1. School governance; 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners; 4. Parental involvement; 5. Stakeholders involvement

Subareas: 1.1. School culture and climate; 2.2. Teachers and their relationships with pupils and parents; 3.2. Learners' participation in school life; 4.2. Parents' involvement in school governance; 5.1. Multidisciplinary teams

Language: EN

Country: Spain