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Establishing a school – Good practice guide

Guidance for communities who are planning to establish a school

2016 Available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish

A young person working in a shop. Photo: Tom Price/Integral Alliance

From: Reveal toolkit: Children and youth

Tools addressing the welfare, protection, development, parenting and education of children and young people

There is no single ideal design for a well-functioning school, so this tool does not give step-by-step instructions on how to build one.

Instead, it provides guiding principles and the key questions to be asking when planning to establish a school:

  • Is a new school or building really needed?
  • How do we ensure the full participation and input from stakeholders?
  • What size should the school be, and what facilities does it need?
  • Where should it be built? What services and infrastructure are needed?
  • How will it be governed, funded and maintained?
  • How do we ensure quality of learning?
  • How do we prioritise the protection of children?
  • How do we plan the building to maximise safety and comfort?

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