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Guideline for Parents


2. Know the School


  1. There are advantages in enrolling your child in a school. Education is compulsory and the school will help your child integrate into society by learning how to speak, read and write, learning about the culture and by getting a diploma that will help him/her get a job.
  2. There are school regulations that you should become aware of when your child enrols. Ask the school to explain them to you and check if they have them written in your language so you can better understand them.
  3. Find out if the school has a foreign language interpretation service and if not, get linguistic help from immigrant associations or immigrant support official bodies to help you communicate with the school. There may be mediators at school specifically for the relation between immigrant students and their family, so you should ask if they are available.
  4. Learn about how the school is organised: curricular subjects and teachers require specific materials; your child is expected to work at home on what he/she has learnt in school; teachers may send notes about your child’s progress; there are mixed physical education classes and they are compulsory; there are timetables to keep up with; there must be respect between teacher and pupil; your child must attend school regularly and absences have to be justified; there is a record of your child’s progress in school that may be taken along with your child if she/he moves to a different school; there are regular parents’ meetings that you should attend to keep informed about your child’s progress.

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20 December 2014

Final Partners’ meeting

The fourth partners’ meeting took place in Florence (IT) on 15 December 2014. The meeting had the objective to check the activities carried out since the third meeting of the project and share and assess the in progress results. A special focus has been dedicated to the presentation of the strategies to solve the case scenarios.