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Comment on the government's proposal on profits in independent schools 2022.07.04

Comment on the government's proposal on profits in independent schools 2022.07.04

It is sad that the question of the operating model has come to completely overshadow the discussion about the real challenges in the school system. At Internationella Engelska Skolan, we want to see a constructive debate about how we together can develop the educational system, and regardless of operating model offer a variety of profiles and specialisations. The government's focus on mode of operation lacks all proportions.

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IES Umeå students wins E-kampen!

IES Umeå students wins E-kampen!

Congratulations to the students Fanny, Mette, Lilli and Emma in class 9B at IES Umeå who came up with the winning idea “Barn räddar barn”. They arranged a sledding competition for children and sold handmade bracelets for the benefit of Barncancerfonden.

E-kampen is arranged by Kungl. Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien (IVA) together with STARTcentrum and is a chance for year 7-9 students to gain an understanding of what it's like to be an entrepreneur and to explore creative business ideas.

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Welcome From The Founder

To speak English "well" is not enough in today's world, writes Ms Barbara Bergström, the American science teacher who founded the English School in 1993.

Young Swedes should acquire a total inner security when speaking English. Our schools offer the best environment for achieving this. An important part of our success is that we provide a secure environment for teaching and learning. Schools should have a calm environment where teachers can teach and students learn.

These founding ideas have laid a solid ground for success. Internationella Engelska Skolan is today the largest free school organization at the compulsory level ("Grundskolan") in Sweden. Some 31 000 students attend our 43 schools around the country.

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We recruit the best teachers from around the world.

Our schools are places where teachers can teach and students can learn.  This is possible  because of the strong emphasis Internationella Engelska Skolan places on creating a safe and calm environment which is conducive to teaching and learning. That environment helps everyone to concentrate on their lessons.

All of our staff pull together to create the best learning environment through the school so that rather than using time and energy to establish the preconditions for learning, our teachers are able to step into the classroom knowing that their lessons will start on time and then run smoothly and without disruption.