3. Support to learners

3.7. Monitoring learners at risk

Learners may go through difficult periods in their social and/or family lives or may have negative school experiences that throw them off track. Early detection of learning difficulties, socio-emotional distress, or disengagement is vital – before they manifest through school absenteeism, or inappropriate behaviour. Schools need to establish an early warning and monitoring system in collaboration with the family. Effective identification and monitoring should not be seen as a bureaucratic and disciplinary process that only records and responds to incidents of absenteeism or misconduct, but more of a support (warning) system. Learners need to know that they matter and are cared for.

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AFYA

AFYA stands for ‘Health & Wellbeing’ in Arabic and Swahili. The project aims to promote the holistic health of people with refugee and migration experiences and work responsibly and confidentially with sensitive topics related to trauma and mental health.

Area: 3. Support to learners

Subareas: 3.1. Well-being of learners; 3.7. Monitoring learners at risk; 3.9. Refugees, Migrants and Roma

Language: EN

Country: Austria

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

Subareas: 1.1. School culture and climate; 2.3. Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development of teachers; 3.1. Well-being of learners; 3.3. Career guidance and support; 3.4. Curriculum and learning paths; 3.6. Extended and extra-curricular learning; 3.7. Monitoring learners at risk; 4.1. Communication and information; 5.2. Stakeholders' networks

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

Jump@school – Testing a model to counter early school leaving

To prevent early school leaving (ESL), the Jump@school project developed and tested an innovative intervention model and assessed its impact on the attitude of vulnerable students towards school. It involved a consortium of ten partners from six countries, four schools and 480 students aged 14 to 17 years old.

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

Subareas: 3.1. Well-being of learners; 3.7. Monitoring learners at risk; 3.11. Targeted support - disadvantaged socio-economic background; 5.1. Multidisciplinary teams; 5.3. Partnerships - employers and businesses; 5.4. Partnerships: Community organisations and civic society

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; SV; TR

Country: Austria; Germany; Italy; Poland; Spain; Turkey

Junior Job Coach – Supporting the first steps at working life

The Junior Job Coach project was created to help young vulnerable students who may lack social experience and skills when taking their first steps into the workplace. The project carefully matches them with a well-trained junior coach who at a distance from the workplace can offer immediate support and advice.

Area: 3. Support to learners

Subareas: 3.3. Career guidance and support; 3.7. Monitoring learners at risk; 3.10. Targeted support - special educational needs and learning difficulties; 3.11. Targeted support - disadvantaged socio-economic background

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; SV; TR

Country: Austria; Netherlands; Romania; Spain; United Kingdom

Learning hub at the TGM (Technologisches Gewerbemuseum)

The learning hub was implemented at the TGM (an upper-level secondary technical college) as a school experiment in the school year 2016/17. It has been implemented in the school’s Information Technology (IT) Department in two of the four classes in the first year (i.e. grade 9).

In the learning hub students study self-regulated 20 hours per week. Of these 20 hours, 9 hours relate to general education subjects (German, English and Mathematics) and 11 hours involve vocational education subjects (Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Media Technology, Network Technology). The other 6 school subjects (Geography, History and Political Education, Natural Sciences, Religion, Sports, Computer Workshop), which encompass 13 hours per week, are still taught by using traditional methods of teaching.

Areas: 1. School governance; 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners; 4. Parental 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; 3.2. Learners' participation in school life; 3.4. Curriculum and learning paths; 3.5. Learning and assessment; 3.7. Monitoring learners at risk; 4.1. Communication and information

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

MiCREATE – Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe

The objective of the MiCREATE project is to encourage the inclusion of diverse groups of migrant children by adopting a child-centred approach to the integration of migrant children at educational and policy level. Stemming from the need to revisit the existing integration policies, the research project aims to comprehensively examine the contemporary integration processes of migrant children to enhance their agency, participation, and well-being.

Areas: 1. School governance; 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners

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; 3.7. Monitoring learners at risk; 3.9. Refugees, Migrants and Roma

Language: EN

Country: Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Denmark; Germany; Hungary; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; United Kingdom

RESL.eu Toolkit for identifying and monitoring students and schools at risk of ESL

The toolkit developed as part of the valorisation of the findings by the Reducing Early School Leaving in Europe (RESL.eu) research project aims to support practitioners working with youth in identifying and monitoring students and schools in need of greater care and support. It is primarily focused on the situation of those young people who are at risk of school disengagement and early school leaving. The toolkit is primarily dedicated to school staff: principals, teachers, educators, pedagogical counsellors, class tutors and school psychologists. However, it might be also helpful for other educational specialists working in education policies and in alternative learning pathways.

Areas: 1. School governance; 3. Support to learners

Subareas: 1.1. School culture and climate; 1.2. School planning and monitoring; 3.7. Monitoring learners at risk

Language: EN

Country: Austria; Belgium; Hungary; Portugal; Spain; Sweden

Stop-Dropout!

The overall objective of the project is to reduce the drop out rates of learners in vocational education and training, by providing materials and tools for counsellors and trainers to develop their own skills in working with groups, to detect potential dropouts and the special characteristics of learners’ groups, provide support adjusted to individual needs, and thereby improve the quality of their vocational education systems.

Areas: 1. School governance; 3. Support to learners; 5. Stakeholders involvement

Subareas: 1.2. School planning and monitoring; 3.7. Monitoring learners at risk; 3.8. Targeted support - Language; 3.9. Refugees, Migrants and Roma; 3.10. Targeted support - special educational needs and learning difficulties; 3.11. Targeted support - disadvantaged socio-economic background; 5.1. Multidisciplinary teams; 5.2. Stakeholders' networks; 5.3. Partnerships - employers and businesses; 5.4. Partnerships: Community organisations and civic society

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; Czech Republic; Germany; Slovenia

Young AduLLLt Project

The international comparative research project “Policies Supporting Young Adults in their Life Course. A Comparative Perspective of Lifelong Learning and Inclusion in Education and Work in Europe” (YOUNG_ADULLLT) focuses on lifelong learning (LLL) policies for young adults, at upper secondary school level and beyond, in particular those in situations of near social exclusion.

The report examines the relationship and complementarity between LLL policies and young people’s social conditions, and assesses the potential implications and effects on young adults’ life courses. The project is conducting a critical analysis of current developments of LLL European policies in order to prevent ill-fitted policies from worsening existing inequalities. It will also identify best practices and patterns of coordinating policy-making at local/regional level.

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

Subarea: 3.7. Monitoring learners at risk

Language: EN

Country: Austria; Bulgaria; Croatia; Finland; Germany; Italy; Portugal; Spain; United Kingdom

Youth Coaching (Jugendcoaching)

Youth Coaching offers guidance for youth aged 14 and older. Its main target groups include students in 9th grade, youth who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) up to the age of 19 years, and youth with special educational needs up to the age of 24. It aims at reducing early school leaving and supporting students in choosing their future career and/or educational path. Participation in Youth Coaching is free and on a voluntary basis.

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

Subareas: 3.1. Well-being of learners; 3.3. Career guidance and support; 3.7. Monitoring learners at risk; 3.8. Targeted support - Language; 3.9. Refugees, Migrants and Roma; 3.10. Targeted support - special educational needs and learning difficulties; 3.11. Targeted support - disadvantaged socio-economic background; 4.1. Communication and information; 5.1. Multidisciplinary teams; 5.2. Stakeholders' networks; 5.3. Partnerships - employers and businesses; 5.4. Partnerships: Community organisations and civic society

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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