Why are we running this project?

There is great potential in identifying struggling schools at an early stage and providing them with appropriate support. However, relevant knowledge and effective measures are still lacking. School administrators and school superintendents are confronted with the complex challenge of meeting the particular needs of these schools and thereby making a considerable contribution to the quality of the education provided.

What are our goals?

Knowing What Works and How It Can Be Widely Implemented

With this community of practice the Robert Bosch Stiftung is helping to expand practice-oriented knowledge and skills to better identify and support low-performing schools in high-need areas. In this regard, the foundation is able to build on its own practical experience from the pilot project "School Turnaround" and can individually supervise and support the intervention measures developed by the community of practice.

How does the project work?

Learning from Each Other and Effecting Change Together

Within the community of practice, participants gain insights into the approaches of other states and are able to learn from each other. However, the community of practice encompasses much more than just exchanging good practice. With their high level of commitment, participants from the state support systems develop new intervention measures here. In this regard, they have identified concrete problems of practice as a first step.

Who are the target groups?

Representatives from school administrations, school supervisory bodies, state institutions, and pilot projects are actively participating in the community of practice.

Where does the project take place?

Five German federal states with representatives from the following seven institutions are participating in the community of practice for struggling schools in high-need areas:

  • Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Familie Berlin
  • Die Senatorin für Kinder und Bildung Bremen
  • Behörde für Schule und Berufsbildung Hamburg
  • Landesinstitut für Lehrerbildung und Schulentwicklung Hamburg
  • Qualitäts- und Unterstützungsagentur - Landesinstitut für Schule des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • Thüringer Ministerium für Bildung, Jugend und Sport
  • Thüringer Institut für Lehrerfortbildung, Lehrplanentwicklung und Medien