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Hundreds of new staff welcomed ahead of autumn term

Hundreds of new staff welcomed ahead of autumn term

More than 650 freshly-appointed IES educators from 37 schools gathered for an inspirational conference at Karolinska Institutet’s Aula Medica.

All New Staff Day is about welcoming our new staff, sharing our ethos with them and exploring what sets Internationella Engelska Skolan apart when it comes to education in Sweden.   

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We pay competitive salaries in line with the local labour market for teachers

The statistics published by Skolvärlden on August 15, 2019, fail to take into account several important factors:

The figure for IES only includes base salary for those receiving the Förstelärare funding. If the figures had included the supplement known as Lärarelönelyftet, as well as other supplements we pay for responsibilities a teacher may have, the average salary for IES teachers who receive the Förstelärare supplement is SEK 41,700 per month.

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Three new IES schools announced

Three new IES schools announced

We are happy to announce plans to open three new schools, in Östersund and Upplands Väsby in August 2020, and Södra Änggården in Gothenburg in August 2022.

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Thousands of IES graduates move on to new challenges

Thousands of IES graduates move on to new challenges

As the class of 2019 graduated, more than 3,600 IES students throughout Sweden have been awarded their school diplomas and gleefully thrown their hats into the air.

With laughter, tears and hugs, students bid a fond farewell to each other and their favourite teachers at ceremonies to celebrate their hard work.

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Work for Internationella Engelska Skolan

Do you want to work in an environment where teachers can teach and students learn? Watch this video to find out why IES is a special place to work.


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 25 600 students attend our 36 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.

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