The Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) has today announced that it has completed an ownership and management review (ägar- och ledningsprövning) and approved the change in Internationella Engelska Skolan’s (IES) ownership structure where Paradigm Capital AG is the new main owner via two investment funds together with the IES founders' foundation, The Hans and Barbara Bergstrom Foundation. Together, they own 75 percent of the votes in IES.
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 28 000 students attend our 39 schools around the country.
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