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SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2020-2023

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)