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The following services are funded as part of the state programme „Jugendsozialarbeit an Berliner Schulen".


Social work at schools

Our school social workers are the point of contact for everyone who works at the school. First and foremost, of course, these are the pupils. We provide them with advice and support in all matters relating to the school environment. Constructive cooperation with parents and teaching staff is also very important to us. We work in a network of school and extracurricular committees and cooperate with numerous institutions and authorities.

Our working principles

We value an open, resource-orientated and appreciative attitude. A fundamentally positive and trusting relationship is essential to our work. It goes without saying that we are bound by confidentiality.

Our guiding principles include the principle of voluntariness, a focus on the real world and helping people to help themselves. We work on a multi-professional basis and endeavour to promote participation and inclusion. We are sensitive to discrimination.

Our goals

With our work, we want to help make everyday school life more pleasant for everyone. To this end, we would like to be supportive on site. We can help with questions, concerns and difficulties as well as with suggestions, ideas and positive impulses.

Together with the respective partner school, we develop specific content that meets the wishes and needs of the students and teachers.

Our focus at the Ernst-Haeckel-Schule

  • Socio-educational support and counselling: We provide advice on all topics relating to the pupils' lives. Counselling can take place in individual or group sessions. Of course, the counselling service is also aimed at parents/guardians or other close caregivers.
  • Support in crisis situations: In cases of child protection and individual crisis situations, immediate support is provided in cooperation with the school management and youth welfare office.
  • Work with truants: Unexcused absences from school are analysed and the underlying problems are dealt with.
  • Work in the social training room: In line with the motto ‘Everyone has the right to undisturbed lessons’, the training room method provides clear rules and consequences, giving pupils guidance and enabling respectful interaction in the classroom.
  • Supporting the class council: The class council gives everyone involved in the class group space and time to discuss their own issues. In particular, the needs of the pupils are prioritised. They define roles (e.g. councillor, chair, rule keeper, etc.) and bring in topics that are then discussed during regular class time. Everyone should be given the opportunity to take part in the discussion.
  • Social skills training (group work):Teamwork and individual strengths are encouraged using experiential educational methods. In Year 7, the focus is on getting to know each other and developing common class rules. In grades 8, 9 and 10, the focus is on class climate and conflict behaviour. At the Ernst Haeckel School, the social education team organises a ‘social learning’ subject for pupils in year 7.

Our focus at the Victor-Klemperer-Kolleg

  • Counselling for students (adults who are completing their Abitur in the second educational pathway - including people of non-German origin) on issues relating to coping with everyday life, time and money management, stress management and individual problems.
  • Targeted counselling for absenteeism: Identifying and dealing with causes.
  • Intensive coaching in the process of crisis management with the aim of strengthening students and avoiding dropouts.
Jugendbildungs-Haus Sonneneck
Jugendbildungs-Haus Sonneneck

Alt-Hellersdorf 29 – 31
12629 Berlin

Inga Schütt
Inga Schütt

Telephone: +49 (0) 30 / 99 28 53 81
E-Mail: ischuett(at)kids-und-co.de

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