Creation of an action plan

The Teachers’ Council forms an action team with the principal, school teachers, students and parents of all students  and assigns it to create, design and coordinate the implementation of an action plan for the inclusion of the school’s refugee children.


  1. The Teachers’ Council of the school decides to set up an Action Plan for the inclusion of refugee students. It sets up a working group consisting (depending on the size of the school community) of the school’s principal, at least two teachers, at least two students and at least two parents. The working group will describe the relevant actions and activities already undertaken in the school, investigate the degree of inclusiveness of the school community, propose actions that need to be taken, as well as define objectives, priority areas and areas for improvement. The Teachers’ Council will decide how many and which of its members will participate in the working group and decide on the number of members from other groups in the school community.
  2. The teaching staff of the working group invites the student community and the Parents’ Association to elect or select members for the working group.
  3. The working group assesses the inclusive climate of the school and records the school’s experience and actions regarding the inclusion of refugee children. The group also assesses the priority areas for action and formulates the overall purpose of the action as well as its objectives. See activity: To what extent are we a democratic and inclusive school community?
  4. The working group contacts teachers and/or parents, or other groups who can plan and implement activities, requesting for ideas and suggestions. The group also contacts refugee care providers to ensure their cooperation. Finally, the group outlines steps to implement activities that meet the objectives of the Action Plan.
  5. The working group coordinates the people involved in the Action Plan activities: description, detailed steps (who, where, when, how), methods and techniques for evaluation, allocation of responsibilities. All activities are recorded in the timetable of the Action Plan.
  6. The working group assesses the potential difficulties that may hinder the implementation of the Action Plan, and creates a plan to address them with alternative solutions. It then lists the tools and resources that will be used in the activities, and the possible financial resources that will be needed.
  7. The working group describes the methods and tools for evaluating the implementation of the Action Plan.
  8. The Teachers’ Council discusses and decides on the final form of the Action Plan and how to disseminate and present the results of its implementation.


The tools for evaluating the implementation of the Action Plan proposed by the working group will be distributed to all stakeholders in the school community.

Duration: 3 weeks

Materials: Worksheet 1: Action Plan Form (attached below)

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