The 2-day meeting was a remarkable opportunity for the experts to make progress and finalise the basis of the self-assessment tool, the core element of the Roadmap.
Over two days of intensive work the team critically examined the sentences written for each stakeholder (head teachers, teachers, non-teaching staff, students and parents), taking into account the comments made by the 536 participants of Pilot phase 1. These sentences were harmonised into 32 statements (covering the main ideas), then adapted again into sentences for each stakeholder, whenever relevant.
The team discussed the content and the way the feedback from the self-evaluation tool should be presented, with the help of ECML web-design expert Christian Friedrich. The statements were checked over once more, and nine clusters (grouping several statements) created.
The project is thus advancing very well and the team is satisfied to see that the self-assessment tool is taking shape. This user-friendly, comprehensive tool should give considerable support to schools willing to set up the necessary organisational framework and develop a whole-school a strategy agreed on by all stakeholders, which will promote quality improvement in language-sensitive subject-teaching and in language-sensitive school cultures.
The project team: Rebecca Dahm (France, coordinator), Katri Kuukka (Finland),
Selin Öndül Talegon (Switzerland), Nermina Wikström (Sweden)