How to prove good practice?
Criteria for good practice examples
The Good Practice Examples (GPE) for the integration of safety, health and wellbeing into education should fulfill five of the following criteria at a minimum:
- The good practice is integrated into a pedagogical concept.
- The objectives of the GPE are specific, measurable, attractive, realistic and timed (e.g., SMART).
- The example refers to an educational standard (e.g., “The National Healthy School Standard”, UK).
- The GPE relates to a safe working and/or learning environment.
- The GPE is implemented together with the education side (e.g., in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, regional or local school authorities, participating schools, universities or training institutes).
- To implement the good practice, cooperation and collaboration with other actors (e.g., municipal organisations, health organisations, social partners, associations) takes place.
- For the implementation of the example within the education system, several levels of the education and/or training institution are involved (e.g., pupil/participant, class/course, local or regional authorities of the education, OSH and/or Public Health system).
- The transfer of the good practice is supported by sufficient and appropriate resources for professional development (e.g., further education and training of teachers, school administrators and trainers).
- The good practice is evaluated or systematic feedback exists.
- The sustainability of the good practice is ensured through a holistic prevention approach (e.g., whole school approach) and development that encompasses the entire organisation.