Whole-school approach for inclusive education of migrant, refugee and asylum seeking children and unaccompanied minors (Schools 4 Inclusion) project
The “Schools 4 Inclusion” project proposes the elaboration of an effective strategy for the evolvement of the school into an inclusive environment, conductive to the successful integration of children of migrant background. The project proposes the development of the “Inclusive Education Whole-School Approach”.
S4I Transnational Meeting – Birmingham (March 2020)
On the 5th and 6th of March 2020 Titan welcomed our project partners to Birmingham for the Schools 4 Inclusion kick-off Transnational Meeting. It was an opportunity for partners to come together in person and work collaboratively to move to project forward. All phases of the project were discussed and we are excited to begin the work we will be able to showcase over the next few years. The next meeting is to be held in Portugal in July.
S4I Virtual meetings – 13th May and 12th June 2020
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID–19 crisis, project partners had to postpone the transnational meeting due to take place at the beginning of July in Portugal. However, this has not prevented work moving forward with project partners attending regular virtual meetings. The meeting on 13th May saw partners discuss plans for the inclusive education guidelines due to be finalised later in the summer and partners will use the next meeting on 12th June to do the same for the project’s toolkit. Both the guidelines and toolkit are being developed to support schools and teachers in implementing a fully inclusive education environment.
S4I Project Update – September 2020
On the 7th September 2020 project partners held their latest Virtual meeting. It is hopeful that a physical transnational meeting will be able to take place before the end of term as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
In the meantime, the project team has been finalising the ‘Inclusive Education Guidelines’. It is exciting to see this European document come together, and we look forward to being able to share it. Titan is a lead partner in the development of this document with the additional responsibility of writing content on Inclusive Education as it relates to Curriculum and Pedagogy.
For this task, a thank you must go to Raheem Zafar from Broadway Academy who wrote an excellent piece of work using his extensive knowledge and experience in this area. It will go a long way to driving inclusive education developments in schools across Europe, starting with 15 schools across 5 countries in the pilot of the project next academic year.
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For any questions relating to the project, or to express an interest in becoming a pilot school in 2021/21 please contact us.
S4I Project Update – November 2020
On the 10th November 2020 project partners agreed the final version of the ‘Inclusive Education Guidelines’, this is very exciting for the project team and one of the first big project milestones. These guidelines are now going through translation into national contexts and graphic design. We are excited to share the end result with you when it is ready. Project partners have also begun work on the 2nd project output the ‘Online Toolkit’ and there is opportunity for you to be involved.
In the coming weeks as part of this project output Titan will be facilitating a piece of research that will inform the content of ‘The Inclusive Education Online Toolkit’. This toolkit will become a critical resource for educators and will include activities, tools and templates that assist teachers in implementing inclusive practices on a day-to-day basis. The toolkit will be used in conjunction with other outputs to provide school leaders with both a roadmap and practical tools to transform schools into inclusive learning environments.
We are asking if you could help provide input for the research. This input will come from one to one interviews (via Phone) and some virtual focus groups. Titan would like to invite you and / or members of your school community to be part of this process. It will be an extremely valuable exercise and form an impactful output to improve the outcomes of young people across Europe.
We are seeking to conduct meaningful and robust research and any interviewees you could direct us too would be appreciated. If you or anybody you know is interested in participating email email@example.com. Please support Titan in this opportunity to shape a European wide resource to improve the outcomes for all students. It is hopeful that a physical transnational meeting will be able to start again after the new year. In the meantime we are working hard to progress the project.
For further information please https://www.upf.edu/web/schools4inclusion
S4I Project Update – December 2020
As we approach the Christmas break ‘Schools4Inclusion’ project partners held their final 2020 project meeting on 9th December. The work carried out so far was discussed and project plans for new year were put in place. In the new year, the project will begin to closely engage with schools and look to recruit pilot schools who will be part of the exciting implementation phase of the project in September 2021.
The project will also have the final ‘Inclusive Education Guidelines’ available by the end of January to share with stakeholders. The project team is planning a return to physical events later in 2021 and are excited at the prospect of sharing the projects work with our schools.
S4I Project Update – January 2021
Early in January, the project team finalised ‘The Inclusive Education Guidelines’. These guidelines, aim to provide an effective strategy for schools to develop and enhance inclusive environments for those children of migrant backgrounds, have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian and Greek and will be shared online shortly.
The guidelines have been used alongside further research, conducted at the end of 2020, that captured the challenges and needs of migrant children as they relate to inclusive education. The project is now in the process of developing an online toolkit and recruiting three Titan schools to pilot this in the next academic year.
S4I Project Update – April 2021
In the last half term, the Schools 4 Inclusion project team have been developing action plans ahead of the programme pilot launching in September 2021. We are in the process of recruiting three Titan schools to join the pilot and are excited at the prospect of sharing the project work with schools. Due to Covid-19, the Transnational event planned for Barcelona in June has been postponed until October 2021. We look forward to taking some of our school members to the event to share the exciting work being done.