An Intercultural Look at our Schools Digital Toolkit
Where to start
An Intercultural Look at our Schools Toolkit advocates for a whole-school approach to improvement. It surveys and includes the voices of all members of the school community: The Board of Management, principal, deputy principal(s), teachers, non-teaching staff, students and parents/guardians. Non-teaching staff may include caretakers, SNAs, canteen staff, secretaries, cleaners and the librarian, where there is one, even if they work part-time. To do this, the toolkit includes a set of surveys which work as a self-assessment tool and describe practices in relation to linguistic and cultural diversity.
We advise that schools chose a lead person(s) to lead the project. Suggestions and resources to involve the school community are included in Step 1 as well as information and surveys for parent/guardians in a great number of languages. Stakeholders complete their respective survey online with the access code generated by the school (Step 2). Surveys can also be downloaded and printed if preferred.
After all stakeholders have completed their surveys, the lead person in the school can access an automated report . This will give a comprehensive overview of how the school is doing (Step 3). Examples of good practice are available in Step 4 to support and inspire schools to take the next steps in their journey.