Educational support for children with learning difficulties of different forms and levels is in place at the European School. For generic information about the different level of support provided at school please visit the school’s web site here and here.
Learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADA/H, high potential, are not always well known. The right to ensure an inclusive education of these pupils is a priority for the PA as well as the school. The PA, alongside the school, actively supports families of such children to help ensure the learning environment is adapted to better address special needs.
In 2017/2018 the ESF PA established, in cooperation with the school, a “tripartite agreement” for children with an official diagnosis from a qualified medical professional. This agreement between the school, parents, and a third-party therapist allows outside support personnel to work outside school hours on campus alongside the child.
In this context, the PA also participates in the Educational Support committee. This committee addresses specifically issues surrounding the well being of special needs students. Conferences, trainings and other initiatives for parents, teachers and students are proposed as well in this forum. Attendees includes school directors, PA Board members representatives and the support teachers coordinators.
To reach the PA Board members responsible for the educational support, please send an email email@example.com
Update October 2019:
Mindfulness at European School Frankfurt since 2018 - How to meditate and manage attention, stress
One of the most important projects funded by the Parents' Association for teachers and students is to support the use of stress and attention management techniques through mindfulness, and non violent communication.
The project is to promote emotional intelligence to provide the essential keys to a fulfilling life.
Christelle Pillot has been working at the ESF since 2018 at the request of teachers to offer these techniques or by intervening directly in classes with children, in pre-primary and primary school, in several language sections. The project is now starting as well in secondary school in all language sections in S1 – S6 and S7.
Another trainer Jane Küppers recently provided a workshop on Class Management for German speaking teachers. This initiative was a succes and is about to be repeted in 2020.
An Italian trainer could be able to join the team soon.
We hope to renew these projects in the next coming years.
We had the opportunity to welcome Olivier Revol for 2 days - and 5 conferences - reserved for all parents but also for teachers and teenagers of the French section of the European School.
We had a great time with him, his energy, his exceptional capacity for popularization, his availability, his ability to conquer varied audiences will not fail to leave excellent memories of beautiful shared moments and beautiful doses of collective emotions on sometimes difficult subjects.
We are grateful to him for this "marathon" and more particularly for having agreed to present his conference on 21st century teenagers in English to an enthusiastic audience from all over Europe who discovered him that evening.
A collaboration between the ESF Parents' Association, the Lycée Français Victor Hugo and the Dys à Francfort association made this important project possible for families and we warmly thank the volunteers from the two schools who participated.
Thanks also to Florence Dailleux who produced the graphic recording synthesizing these conferences, especially the one on flourishing at school, which may soon no longer be a crazy idea... thanks to the teachers who also came in large numbers. We thank them for that.
And a special thanks to Delphine Braun, President of the PA, who encouraged this project since the beginning.
Update June 2019:
La pleine conscience à l´école Européenne de Francfort - Comment méditer et gérer l´attention, le stress
L'un des projets phare financé par l'association des parents d'élèves à destination des enseignants et des élèves est d'accompagner l'utilisation de techniques de gestion du stress et de l'attention en pratiquant entre autres la méditation de pleine conscience.
Christelle Pillot est Coach et formatrice certifiée. Elle s´est donnée pour mission de faire connaitre l´intelligence émotionnelle et la pleine conscience pour donner les clés essentielles à une vie épanouie.
À continuer: La pleine conscience.pdf
Update March 2019:
The presentation for this event can now be downloaded here in French. An English translation is available here.
Update April 2019:
Dans le cadre des projets de Support Educatif que les parents de l'ESF développent au sein de l'école, nous sommes représentés auprès de l'Association Dys à Francfort.
Pour que les enfants à besoins éducatifs particuliers soient accompagnés au mieux pendant leur scolarité, l'association propose :
* un réseau d’échange et d’entraide entre parents
* une collaboration avec les établissements scolaires francophones de Francfort et sa région
* un lien avec les professionnels de la santé (orthophonistes, ergothérapeutes, psychologues, etc…)
* des conférences, des animations, des ateliers pour parents et enfants
Vous trouverez de plus amples renseignements sur Dys à Francfort en suivant les liens ci-dessous:
Pour toutes questions sur le Support Educatif à l'ESF vous pouvez contacter l'association des parents d'élèves en français à l'adresse suivante: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESF Talk 29 May 2018 Documents
“The Student Who Cannot Learn Like the Others: Discovering and Developing the Strengths of a Unique Mind”