Schools 4 Inclusion

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.

 

S41 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 mark.hill@titan.org.uk. 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

 

For any questions relating to the project, or to express an interest in becoming a pilot school in 2021/21 please email mark.hill@titan.org.uk