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Comenius Individual Pupil Mobility. Individual Pupil Mobility Aims of the action-1  Allow secondary school pupils to spend between 3 and 10 months in.

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1 Comenius Individual Pupil Mobility

2 Individual Pupil Mobility Aims of the action-1  Allow secondary school pupils to spend between 3 and 10 months in a host school and a host family abroad.  Offer European learning experiences to pupils, to develop their understanding of the diversity of European cultures and languages and to help them acquire competences necessary for their personal development.

3 Individual Pupil Mobility Aims of the action-2  Offer valuable international pedagogic experience to teachers involved in the organisation and implementation of the mobility.  Help build up sustainable cooperation between the participating schools.  To encourage schools to recognise the studies undertaken at the partner school abroad.

4 4 Individual Pupil Mobility Call 2012  Launched in the 2012 Call (published in September 2011)  Pupil mobilities starting in the school year 2012/2013  All LLP countries (to send and host pupils) except for: CY,DE, IE and UK

5 Pilot project Preparation of the new pupil mobility action  Coordinated by the European Federation for Intercultural Learning (EFIL), with ~300 pupils from 10 countries Feedback from teachers:  Schools need information on the curricula and grading systems in the partner countries Feedback from pupils:  There should be a learning agreement between the sending and host school  Need for flexible timetable in the beginning in order to allow time for language learning

6 Pilot project Evaluation by pupils

7 7 Individual Pupil Mobility Introductory phase under Call Statistics

8 8 Individual Pupil Mobility Call 2010 – Feedback from schools Strengthening of relations with partner school(s) Establishment of stronger links with parents Better insight into curricula in other countries´ school systems thanks to discussion on the creation of learning agreement Awareness of necessity to take preventive measures to ensure the safety of pupils Work based on the intensive use of the guidance provided in the Guide to Comenius Recommendations in the Guide well adapted to the local context and needs (e.g. Learning agreement and safety requirements) Use of synergies with other Comenius actions Strong commitment necessary but important step for further deepening of international school collaboration

9 9 Individual Pupil Mobility Rules for applying Who can apply?  Schools located in the eligible countries  Schools in the same Comenius partnership How to apply?  Applications submitted by the sending school to its NA by 1 December 2011(endorsed and signed by host school/s)

10 Individual Pupil Mobility Basic principles Pupils  Aged at least 14 enrolled full-time in an eligible school (Pupils are selected by the sending school)  Stay in host families selected by the host schools or boarding schools (if they take responsibilities as defined for the host family)  Provide all necessary information which might be relevant for a long stay abroad  Prepare and sign:  the learning agreement together with the sending and the host school  the pupil application form  the parental/guardian consent form together with the parents/guardians  Prepare for the stay abroad and takes part in compulsory training sessions organised by the sending and the host NA  Get to know possible risks and emergency procedures  Write a final report

11 Individual Pupil Mobility Basic principles Schools  Nominate a contact teacher/mentor and support their work  Sending school selects the pupil/s and the host school selects host families; they both establish an efficient monitoring to ensure the safety of the pupil  Establish a learning agreement between the sending and the host school with the pupil’s participation  Both schools agree on procedures in the event of crisis or emergency and a set of clear rules of conduct for the pupil  Encourage the reciprocity of pupil mobilities between schools and host families  Exchange preferably only small groups of pupils to facilitate integration  Sending school organises pupil’s travel in agreement with the host school and makes sure that the pupil is enrolled in the Comenius Group Insurance Plan  Need to ensure safety of minors:  Pupils, parents & host families sign a charter/consent form with a clear definition of their responsibilities  School need to respect their roles and responsibilities as stated in the Guide to Comenius Individual Pupil Mobility  Take part in compulsory training sessions organised by the sending and the host NA

12 Sending school 12 Main actors Host school NA Parents NA Host family Learning agreement € € € € €€€

13 Guide to Comenius Individual Pupil Mobility  All actors should consult the Guide which helps them in implementing the action and ensure the safety of the pupils involved The Guide:  Specifies roles and responsibilities, deadlines and gives guidance  Provides the necessary templates and forms to be used by participants The translated Guide is/will be available at the National Agency (NA) website

14 14 Selection of the applications  By the NA of the sending school based on: quality of the mobility programme support of teachers involved measures envisaged to ensure the protection of pupils impact and benefits of European cooperation on schools, teachers and pupils

15 15 Deadlines  NA of the sending school informs –> sending school & NA of the hosting school of the results of the selection (mid-February 2012)  Sending school selects pupils (end of March 2012)  Host school selects host families (end of March 2012)  Sending school fills in the pre-grant agreement with finalised budget and sends it to the NA  Grant agreements sent to sending school in May/June

16 What does the funding for schools cover?  Grants for participating pupil (monthly allowance and return ticket) transferred via the sending school  Grants for sending and host school (lumpsum) for the organisation of the mobility  Grant for linguistic preparation of the pupil provided to the sending school (lumpsum)

17 Management of the grant by the sending school  Sending school is responsible for managing and distributing the funds to:  Pupil: monthly allowance (lump-sum) transferred to the pupil or to the parents (to transfer to the pupil)  Host school: lump-sum paid after having selected the host family, appointed contact teacher/mentor, signed the learning agreement (on the basis of a document signed by the host school)

18 18 Travel logistics & insurance Travel logistics  Arrangements should be taken by schools to ensure that pupils do not travel alone from/to the airport to/from the home of the host family  Domestic travel for the accompanying person in host country may be reimbursed by the host school (from lump-sum)  Pupils are recommended not to go home for holidaysInsurance  European group insurance to ensure same basic cover during the mobility  Insurance Guide and Website (with on-line enrollment) available

19 19 Role of schools Sending school  Contact teacher  Contract with the NA  Selection of pupils  Linguistic preparation  Travel arrangements  Grant management  Learning agreement  Pupil support Host school  Selection and follow-up of host families  Contact teacher/mentor  Establish rules of conduct and a Crisis action plan  Learning agreement  Pupil support  Contact with NA

20 20 Compulsory training sessions Sending country  Pre-departure training for pupil and contact teacher  Domestic travel to be reimbursed by the NA based on real costs  To take place from before the departure of the pupil Host country  On-arrival training for pupil and mentor  Domestic travel to be reimbursed by the NA based on real costs  To take place after the arrival of the pupil

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