The following Successful Educational Actions (SEAs) took place weekly in the school: Interactive Groups (IGs), Dialogic Literary Gatherings (DLGs), Extension of Learning Time, Dialogic Training of Teachers, Family Training, Participation of the Community, Dialogic Model of Conflict Prevention and Resolution. 400 students (3 to 11 years old) and 50 teachers were involved.

Impact and successes

SEAs have highly impacted on academic achievement, on wellbeing and on the sense of belonging of all children in the school. Teachers pointed out the success on the academic development and the sense of belonging of Roma children in particular, who are more engaged in school whereas in the past there was high absenteeism and low commitment with school activities. 

Family participation has increased, and diversity is seen as a rich feature of the school, promoting solidarity between peers.

Lessons, learning and recommendations

One of the things teachers and students highlight is the implementation of the Brave Club (part of the model) which has helped assure coexistence and a safe and rich learning environment:

‘The solidarity that children talk about when we are in the Brave Club is demonstrated when a new student arrives in class. Children look at everyone with the same eyes, they think that this boy or girl is going to be alone and want him to feel good. When someone comes new and wants to integrate, it’s easier because everyone wants to help, to be good, not bad, not to be the aggressors’ (Teacher)