In every school and educational institution, a school or educational project is drawn up with the representatives of the educational community. It is a reference tool for the teaching teams, a space for initiative to help students succeed and meet their needs.
The project defines the guidelines and priority objectives and is translated into a programme of actions. The project is adopted by the School Council or the Administrative Board for a period of between 3 and 5 years.
The school or establishment project defines the specific procedures for implementing national objectives and programmes and specifies the extra-curricular activities that contribute to them. It specifies the ways and means used to ensure the success of all pupils and to involve parents to this end. It also sets out the procedures for evaluating the results achieved.
It is because of the wide variety of schools that the notion of a school or establishment project has gradually emerged. It takes into account the social and cultural diversity of the pupils, the variety of teaching staff and the specific nature of the local environment.
The project approach comprises four stages
- Definition of the project’s priorities
- Drawing up an action programme
The school project is first and foremost a pedagogical approach. It enables the diverse practices of all teachers to converge towards a common goal, and highlights the value of teachers thinking and working together, to ensure that educational action is coherent and effective.
The project will only come to fruition if it is placed in a wider context, encompassing relations with the socio-cultural and economic environment, school rhythms, living conditions in the school and extra-curricular activities. Each project should require in-depth consideration of parent-teacher-pupil relations: welcoming and informing parents, taking account of proposals from secondary school bodies.