Support For Every Child To Reach His Or Her Potential
At Internationella Engelska Skolan this means:
Prior to year 4 students are invited to an open house at which they may participate in an academic workshop. This workshop shall not be an admissions test and cannot be used to deny any child access to the schools. Nevertheless, it does provide immediate indication as to which students may need extra help.
All schools prioritise a 100% pass rate in core subjects (English, Swedish and Maths) in the final year.
All schools have an Academic Coordinator whose job is to oversee academic success.
If a student fails to meet the goals in a particular subject/topic, the subject teacher gives the student an "Academic Notice". This states specifically what the student needs to do to meet the learning goals, where/whom they can obtain help from and by what date this is expected to be done by. Simultaneously, the Mentor Teacher and Academic Coordinator are informed of the situation and the School Secretary sends home a copy of this Academic Notice to the parents. Remedial programs are established and followed up for students facing difficulties with their studies.
Giving periodic assessments already in year 4, makes it possible for our staff to identify and rectify problems at an early stage. We do not wait until year 8 and 9, when it is time to assign formal grades, in order to correct what may be lacking.
Academic progress and student care (character development) go hand in hand. The "Verbal Judo" programme, implements a pro-active care foundation which actually teaches students the arts of respect and communication. Topics such as: bullying, positive stress, confrontation, graffiti and littering are covered. "Verbal Judo" lectures are utilised within the In-Service programmes at all schools.