Independent Projects Trust
Work With Schools
Since our early beginnings in April 1990, a substantial portion of our work has always been within the education sector. A history of this work can be found in our 2001 Ten Year Review. Over this time our work has constantly evolved with a continuous thread which involved the provision of information, training and facilitation around numerous issues such as.
One of our areas of special interest is whole school development and we have provided training, material and facilitation in order to assist schools in developing safe environments in which learning can occur. Over the last few years funding for work in schools has decreased substantially and we have reduced our work in this area. However we continue to strongly believe that Safe Schools are a pre requisite for a democratic and safe South Africa!
To this end we continue to host a Safe Schools Website.
You can also complete an online questionnaire to measure your School Safety Rating.
In the past projects have included:
CASS - Community Alliance for Safe Schools
Schools Management Training (which includes Schools Management Briefings)
Character Building in Schools Project
Teenagers Action Aids Project
Schools Trauma Action Group
Children Against Bullying
IPT Publications and Research Articles
Protect Your School from Violence & Crime: Guidelines
* 'These Guidelines are in Adobe Acrobat format'
Protecting Your School from Violence & Crime : 1999/2000
An evaluation of a one year pilot project conducted in three schools in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Protecting Your School from Violence & Crime : 2000/2001
An evaluation of the second phase of a pilot project designed to measure the impact on a greater range of schools in a variety of areas (in PDF format)
Other publications which may be of interest are also available:
2005 - Changes in the Education System