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Why our school rules include a dress code

Why our school rules include a dress code

In recent days, there have been many reports in the media about the IES dress code. As we received many questions we asked IES’s Head of Education (Skolchef) Robin Kirk Johansson (right) to tell us a little more about what it means.

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Creating a safe and orderly environment

Creating a safe and orderly environment

A safe and calm learning environment – that is the promise to every student, teacher and parent in the IES family. At the core of this collective effort is a commitment to a clear structure, daily routines, and good communication.

IES’ head of pastoral Jeremy Elder works with questions of student well-being and safety every day. “My role relates to social and emotional well-being, student behaviour, school culture and the school environment. It looks at our promise to provide a safe and calm environment where teachers can teach, and students learn” he said.

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Review of school grading welcomed by IES

Review of school grading welcomed by IES

IES welcomes the Government’s decision to ask Skolinspektionen to strive for more equal assessment and grading

High integrity in grading is important for Internationella Engelska Skolan, which welcomes a review of school grading. The Swedish Government has asked the Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) to carry out the review.

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Grades should help – not hinder

Grades should help – not hinder

As of the autumn term, schools that want to introduce grades from year 4, can do so.  Out of the 26 schools in Sweden that distribute grades before the Christmas holidays, half are IES schools.

Grades from year four have not been allowed for many years. Instead it has been possible to give grade-like assessments, and most IES schools have done so. But from now on grades from year 4 will be possible again.

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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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Careers

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.