News | 27 April 2024

Lars Jonsson is a new board member of the Swedish Association of Independent Schools.

At the annual meeting of the Association of Independent Schools on April 25, Lars Jonsson, CEO of Internationella Engelska Skolan, was elected to the board.


“The Swedish Confederation of Independent Schools is an important unifying voice for the independent actors at a time when school issues are high on the political agenda”, says Lars Jonsson, CEO of IES. “The small and large players have more that unites us than separates us, and therefore it is important that we can speak with a common voice.”

“Internationella Engelska Skolan has 30 years of combined experience in independent school operation, focusing on several of the issues now under discussion and investigation, such as views of knowledge, grade integrity and a calm and safe school environment. Contributing our perspective also in this context feels significant”, says Lars Jonsson.

Per-Arne Andersson was re-elected as chairman, and Academedia's CEO Marcus Strömberg was elected vice chairman. In addition to these, the board consists of members Cecilia Carnefeldt, Kunskapsskolan (re-elected); Marie Pilfalk, Broholmskolan (re-elected); Joakim Ollén, Kunskapsporten (re-elected); Jan Rosman, Johannesskolan (re-elected); Malin Stjernman, Fridaskolarna (re-elected); Bo Nyberg (new elected); Lars Jonsson, Internationella Engelska Skolan (new elected); Mikael Karlsson, Lärande i Sverige (new elected); Lotta Smith, Cedergrenska (new elected); Johan Kyllerman, Atvexa (new elected); Lo Hjort, Raoul Wallenbergskolorna (new elected); Lena Lingman, Hudikskolan (new elected).

At the Annual Meeting, it was also decided to start the process of joining the Almega confederation group. Joining Almega will occur after a decision by Almega's board and no earlier than July 1, 2024. The aim is to bring together the independent organisations within preschool, compulsory school and upper secondary schools in order to create synergies in both employer and industry issues.

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