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COALITION OF COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CONFERENCE 2010 CHRIS JONES International Quality Standards for Community Schools 1

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    International Quality Standards for Community Schools


  • Todays sessionIntroducing the International Centre of Excellence for Community SchoolsPresentation of the International Quality Standards for Community SchoolsDiscussion about challenges and benefitsDescription of format of StandardsDiscussion about implementation process in your own context


  • Chris JonesInterim Director of ICECSConsultant: educational management, project development and management*

  • Support for the development of community schools: To NGOs, local administrationsCase studies, sample policies, training and consultancyInformation gathered through:ResearchAction research projectsLinks with academic institutions etc.Materials and tools:International Quality Standards*

  • How well are we doing? Self assessment standards for community school improvement

  • The partnership


  • DiscussionGuidelinesCriteriaIndicatorsElementsStandards*

  • Commonality: community schoolsParents as co-educatorsRelevant curriculum drawing on the local community as a resourceWorking together with other agencies to provide an all round experience for children, their families and the wider community in which they live and learnLifelong learningSchools as a community resource*

  • Complete agreement on standards we regard as common to all Leadership Partnership Social inclusion Services Volunteering Lifelong learning Community development Parent engagement School culturePiloted in 18 schools*

  • Our discussionLets pause for a short time to discuss the potential benefits and challenges for your school(s)After10-15 minutes we will take some feedback so please prepare 2 challenges and 2 benefits to share with the rest of the group. *

  • Structure of the standards: the formsThe standard 9 in allIndicators (space for schools to add one of their own)DescriptorsThe Big Picture a summary sheetAction Plan a summary of actions schools decide to take after the self assessment


  • Sample pages

    Leadership (There is a vision, strategy, support and resources allocated to this work.)1234Our mission has been agreed with the full involvement of pupils, parents, the wider community and other agenciesWe make strategic plans taking into account interests and needs of pupils, teachers, parents and significant stakeholdersWe allocate resources people, places, equipment and where possible, funds for this workWe ensure staff acquire skills to involve people and lead development and manage initiativesWe promote and value high levels of achievement and the improvement of individual progress and personal developmentOur leaders encourage the generation of new ideas, new ways of working and new responses to challenges and support others in taking responsibility for decision-making and actionYou can add an indicator of your own here

  • Phase Two of the project8 countries: Czech Republic, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Wales, BalkansNetherlands, USACollect information about the self assessment findingsCompare trendsCheck the website for information about what is happening in others schoolsConference


  • The processBring together a group of people with an interest in your schoolArrange for the meeting to be facilitated but not by the Headteacher/DirectorEnsure that the discussion is open and honestAgree prioritiesReport progress*

  • Stakeholder analysisIn groups please take a little time to consifder the following: Which stakeholders might you invite and why? What are the key messages in your invitation? What are the benefits and challenges of this process?


  • Stakeholder analysis*

  • More informationAn international trainer to train staff of one or several schools for up to three daysA copy of the training materials usedCopies of the International StandardsCosts: 3000US$ for three days of an international trainerFlights and accommodationRoom and catering for participantsContact: [email protected] or direct to me [email protected]


    Ukrainian Step by Step Foundation the project managerMoldovan Step by StepNova Skola (Czech Republic)Center fro community Partnerships RussiaContinYou UK

    Supported by Csaba Lorinczi Global EdFunded by Charles Stewart Mott Foundation*