Une école pour former de futurs citoyens européens


Approved by the Governing Board the 26th of may, 2020

The school improvement plan of the European School Lille Métropole is the result of a reflection carried out jointly by staff, parents and students. It reflects the values and missions of the school. Established on the basis of a shared diagnosis and the aspirations of each individual, it reflects our common ambition to build a flourishing school community.

This project has three axes and seven objectives:

  1. EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT = Opening up to Europe and European values.
  • Open the school to its cultural and European environment
  • Train European citizens by promoting tolerance and care for the environment.
  1. THE SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION = Develop exchanges and collaboration between students, teachers and partners.
  • Build a common professional culture
  • Build a united school community
  • Develop the external outreach of the school
  1. THE SUCCESS OF EVERYONE = Customizing students’ learning experiences in order to help them succeed.
  • Customizing students’ learning experiences to address their particular learning needs
  • Develop student autonomy

    AXIS 1 / EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT = Opening up to Europe and European values.

    Objective 1 = Open the school to its cultural and European environment

    Areas to develop:

    • The cultural and artistic openness of the students
    • Relations with historic and accredited European schools

    Action plan

    In the classroom

    • Have the students work on presentations about European countries and their history.
    • Organize exchanges of letters with other schools in Europe (not just the European school)

    In the school

    • Submit Erasmus + projects to finance teacher and student mobility.
    • Host language assistants and young German volunteers.
    • Design a program to develop Europe-focused class activities across the school.
    • Promote cultural diversity: festivals, day of languages.

    Outside the school

    • Organize teacher mobility in order to create a network of cooperative professionals.
    • Organize visits of European landmarks: the Parliament, the Museum of Europe, the house of European history, the cities where the EU was founded.
    • Organize student exchanges.
    • Take part in meetups within the EE network: Eurosport, FAME, Mini Parliament, Science.

    Objective 2 = Train European citizens by promoting tolerance and care for the environment.

    Areas to develop:

    • Knowledge of the cultural diversity of the members of the educational community
    • European citizenship of our students
    • European values: tolerance, social and civic skills, environmental protection

    Action plan:

    • Mark the dates of national holidays (with flags) in each class.
    • Organize the intervention of parents who are nationals of a European country in the classes.
    • Increase awareness of sustainable development among stakeholders in order to become certified
    • Organize waste sorting in the school
    • Create a vegetable garden, build an insect house.
    • Work with non-profit organizations (poverty, etc.)

    Axis 1 performance indicators

    • Number of Europe-focused projects
    • Number of school trips abroad (staff and students)
    • Number of European partners

    AXIS 2 / THE SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION = Develop exchanges and collaboration between students, teachers and partners.

    Objective 3 = Build a common professional culture

    Areas to develop:

    • Collaborative work
    • Continuing education

    Action plan:

    • Welcome new teachers, tutor them.
    • Harmonize our pedagogical tools based on each other’s practices.
    • Organize peer-training (mutual observation, conferences, etc.)
    • Organize interventions by European teachers who are experts in their field to train school teachers.
    • Train together within the network of European schools: work on partnerships with EEs for the construction of common training modules.

    Objective 4 = Build a united school community

    Areas to develop:

    • Unifying events
    • Internal communication

    Actions envisioned:

    • Jointly define and enhance the values and missions of the school.
    • Build community projects at the school level (logo, metamorphosis, choir, assembly, rally, etc.).
    • Welcome newcomers (families, students, teachers, non-teaching staff).
    • Organize cultural conferences for parents and staff.
    • Appoint a coordinator to communicate on what has been achieved in the classes.
    • Use tools to share the class activities with families: Class Dojo, Newsletter.
    • Highlight the different projects: videos on a blog (ENT) or edition of a school newspaper.

    Objective 5 = Promote the school to the outside

    Areas to develop:

    • The reputation of the school
    • Partnerships

    Action plan:

    • Develop the school’s outreach with European authorities to increase awareness.
    • Update the website and define a protocol for keeping it up to date.
    • Build projects with classes from European schools in the network.
    • Participate in local organizations and initiatives: film festival, sports program, …
    • Develop joint projects with nearby schools (reading, sport, solidarity).
    • Build local partnerships with European / linguistic associations (the friends of Ealing, Franco-Croatian association, etc.).

      Axis 2 performance indicators

      • Number of peer-observations
      • Number of community projects at the school level
      • Number of projects carried out with local partners
      • Number of visits on the school’s website

      AXIS 3 / THE SUCCESS OF ALL = Streamline the student’s personal journey in order to put them in a situation of success

      Objective 6 = Streamline the personal journey of students

      Areas to develop:

      • Support policy
      • Harmonization
      • Educational differentiation

      Action plan:

      • Strengthen the procedures for identifying students with special needs.
      • Build tools and harmonize practices to best meet the needs of

      students(activities, assessments, etc.).

      • Adapt and harmonize teaching practices.
      • Streamline the pedagogical proposals to ensure a continuity (avoid

      redundancies, beware of the cohort effect).

      • Create school-specific guidelines for transitions between cycles.

      Objective 7 = Develop student autonomy

      Areas to develop:

      • Autonomy
      • Student engagement in school life

      Action plan:

      • Use individual responsibility as a basis for behaviour policies (independent travel, group work at the library, etc.)
      • Build shared behaviour policies with the input of the students.
      • Carry on class activities on harmonized rules and regulations within the school.
      • Work on dedicated spaces in the playground.
      • Train student mediators for recess.
      • Establish a student board and a student lounge.
      • Promote educational activities that develop the children’s autonomy (group work, independent workshop, work plan, project-based learning, etc.)

      Axis 3 performance indicators

      • The proportion of students affected by the support policy
      • Promotion rate
      • The success rate in exams
      • Behavioural performance (truancy, sanctions)