Two study visits took place in October 2023 as part of the work in France to enhance a new digital app for inclusive education. The project is funded by the European Union through the Technical Support Instrument and implemented by the Agency, in co‑operation with the European Commission.
The Agency is working with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) and the French Ministry of National Education and Youth’s Directorate-General for School Education to develop and monitor the Livret de Parcours Inclusif (LPI – inclusive course booklet).
Launched in 2021 and progressively deployed across the French territory in 2022, the LPI is a digital app that gathers information on learners’ specific support measures. The app will facilitate information sharing between teachers, health care professionals and other specialists and staff involved in the education of vulnerable learners, along with the learners themselves and their families. This will enable professionals to plan and implement necessary adjustments and adaptations to learners’ education, ensuring more individualised and consistent support for each learner.
The study visits were organised at the rectorate of the Académies, the headquarters of the regional Educational Authorities, in Nice and Caen. The visits aimed to collect data from a range of stakeholders on the LPI and its use.
Participants in the study visits included representatives from the inspectorate body, school leaders, teachers and family representatives. They discussed a range of topics, including:
- the use of the LPI in its early implementation stage;
- access to the LPI for education professionals;
- confidentiality of learner data and the need to share pedagogical solutions;
- differences in using the LPI in primary and secondary schools;
- the LPI’s added value as an information sharing tool across levels of education;
- training needs and technical issues to enhance the full use of the tool.
The Agency team will analyse the data collected during the study visits in its recommendations on ways to develop the implementation of the app.