Communication between schools - Leading from the middle

Communication between schools - Leading from the middle

Our challenge, your solutions

Using existing tools for better communication within regions

Connecting headmasters, founders, teachers and other stakeholders, who operate in the same region, on a platform where they can share local problems and solutions.

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Team: Scio

Contact details
lucie.gregurkova@msmt.cz

Solution description

Headmasters within a region and their schools' founder share ideas, best practices, and advice on one platform such as Teams or Basecamp.

Schools within one region use different types of platforms, and the school founder determines which platform will be used for communication among headmasters. The school founder will provide schools with experts (lawyers, psychologists, etc.) to assist them with problem-solving too.

Our solution is region-based and focused on the cooperation of schools and key stakeholders. The aim is to promote less privileged schools and to improve their position. The advantage of this solution is that it saves headmasters' money, time, and energy beacuse they will no longer have to do problem-solving on their own.

Solution context

The needs of schools differ from region to region. Moreover, the majority of headmasters deal with all the needs and problems of their schools on their own. Therefore, we have asked ourselves why the headmasters from the same region or location do not share the ideas and the efficient solutions they came up with.

Existing platforms and solutions usually strengthen the position of privileged schools. Thus, we have decided to draw attention to the less privileged schools, which is possible by grouping together schools within one region, not within the whole country.

Many schools went through digitalization because of the Covid-19 outbreak, and they are using different platforms for teaching and communication now. Therefore, we have decided to use the existing ones (Teams, Basecamp,...) and not to invent a new one.

We have taken into account other current problems as well - the lack of communication and networking between schools and the lack of assistance with problem-solving from the school founders' side.

Solution target group

Our target groups are headmasters, founders of schools, teachers, and local stakeholders.

Our project is highly beneficial for headmasters because they will not need to find solutions to local problems on their own. Sharing ideas, best practices, and solutions will save their time, and thanks to the presence of a lawyer and a psychologist on the platform, they will get qualified help too.
School founders will get a better overview of what problems schools deal with.

 

Solution impact

Our project has a significant impact on the connection between various stakeholders - headmasters, founders of schools and teachers. Hand in hand with the improvement of communication and sharing of ideas/solutions goes the improvement of the schools' organization and the education too.

Solution tweet text

Effective sharing of ideas and solutions within schools from the same region #middlemanagement #digiScio

Solution innovativeness

Our solution is innovative because it:

  • creates the missing piece of structure = middle management
  • helps less privileged schools
  • provides schools with experts in the area of law, psychology, etc
  • helps headmasters to share ideas and save money, time, and energy.

Solution transferability

Our solution aims at the educational system mainly. However, it could be applied to different regions or countries.

Solution sustainability

Our great advantage is that we are in touch with the majority of school founders, meaning  we can start implementing our project almost immediately. We have already started the cooperation with key partners in the field of education in the Czech Republic.

Solution team work

The team work and cooperation were very productive, efficient and smooth. The spirit of our team is great and we are going to continue to work as a team for sure - stay tuned:)

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