The Toolkit

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.


4 easy steps

Step 1 - Engage the school community

Students and parents from a migrant background and all staff are invited to participate. How welcoming and inclusive is our school to students and families from other backgrounds.

Step 2 - Log in to do the survey

Members of the school community complete their survey to give their views on how the school addresses cultural and linguistic diversity. The surveys are available in many languages.

Step 3 - How did you do?

Looking at our school. Time for reflection and analysis. The toolkit provides the opportunity for the school to reflect on their practice and identify future actions.

Step 4 - Examples of good practice

Here the school can get ideas and initiatives. How can we be more inclusive, welcoming and celebrate our diversity more?

Have some questions or feedback?

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