5. Stakeholders involvement

5.1. Multidisciplinary teams

A multidisciplinary approach to educational disadvantage and early school leaving (ESL) brings together professionals from within and beyond the school, including psychologists, social workers and health professionals. Multidisciplinary teams have the potential to offer a range of services to support young people at risk of educational disadvantage and ESL. This includes, for example, focus on children’s language development, mental health support, emotional support, bullying prevention skills, outreach to marginalised families and support for development of parenting skills.

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Boa Água school's response to COVID 19 school's closure

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and school shutdown in Portugal, the Boa Água school has initiated a number of new pedagogies to support student learning, including mixed commission, interactive groups and dialogic gatherings. These new methods had been introduced as part of the INCLUD-ED project, which the school joined in 2017. The school encouraged parents’ regular presence and volunteer support in classrooms, and introducednew teaching methods tosupport student learning through dialogue and exploration of identity. The new teaching methods and the emphasis on relationships and mutual support within the school community were also key to effective remote learning during school shut-down.

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Multi-Interdisciplinary teams for early school leaving prevention

This paper seeks to examine evidence regarding the potential for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams to play a key role in the prevention of early school leaving. As part of developing a strategy for such multi/interdisciplinary teams, an important focus is on necessary and supportive conditions for their effectiveness, rather than a deterministic assumption of their inevitable effectiveness. The report highlights the need to provide strong strategic guidance to the teams on important issues to be engaged in by the teams such as mental health support, alternatives to suspension, marginalized families outreach, teacher conflict resolution and diversity training skills, bullying prevention skills, positive school climate promotion, engagement with parenting skills and a focus on children?s language development etc.

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Country: Albania; Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; Netherlands; North Macedonia; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom

Plus Success teaching methodologies

The Plus Class in Portugal provides additional support to selected groups of students with similar skills. The measure is targeted at specific school years according to the pupils? needs in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles of the basic level and the secondary level. It consists of The Plus Class and the Phoenix Project which are class organization models that intend to support all pupils in their learning.

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Sala Farol - Lighthouse Room - support for learning difficulties

The Lighthouse Room programme is focused on the learning difficulties of each learner. It provides individualised support to learners through periodic teaching in small groups with (additional) support teachers. The identified learners are provided with an individual student learning plan which helps them in accomplishing learning objectives.

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Students and Families Support Office

The main goals of the Students and Families Support Office in Portugal are prevention of early school leaving, absenteeism and indiscipline, and promotion of inclusion of students and their families in order to achieve educational success. The involvement of families in their children?s educational path plays a key role in this process.

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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: Portugal