"At IES, there’s an entire team of teachers and specialists to discuss things with"
Interview from the quality report with Stuart Garbutt, Maths and Science Teacher, Year 4–6, IES Skellefteå.
“Teaching is a team sport – just step into any classroom and you’ll see for yourself. It helps students and teachers gain a sense of security. The teaching profession can feel lonely and tremendously challenging if problems arise with a student or a class. At IES you don’t have to just grin and bear it and try to solve it yourself as there’s an entire team of teachers and specialists to discuss things with.
The conversations we have with parents every month help to give parents confidence too. They get insight into their child’s development, and they are continuously updated on what happens in the child’s daily life and at the school. If support measures are needed, these can be discussed and agreed promptly.
I moved to Skellefteå from England with my wife Charlotte in 2018. We longed for a calmer life in the countryside, close to nature – that’s what attracted us. To begin with we thought we’d give it a year, but now we’ve got no intentions of moving back to England, we want our daughter to grow up in this environment. We absolutely love it; it’s so easy to live here.”
Interview from the quality report with Stuart Garbutt, Maths and Science Teacher, Year4–6, IES Skellefteå.
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