IES knows that a comprehensive induction is an important brick in setting up our employees for success. So this week more than 600 newly recruited teachers, student support, administrators and leaders from all 39 IES schools gathered virtually to get to know IES.
This year IES is opening two new schools, Upplands Väsby and Östersund, while several existing schools are also growing. To meet the high demand for a school place at IES, hundreds of new staff have been interviewed and chosen in Sweden and internationally.
Regardless of whether a person is new to their role or experienced, employment starts with an introduction program in school. The IES new staff meeting complements this by welcoming our new staff to the wider organisation. Usually this is a big event where all new staff meet for a full day in Stockholm. This year, due to the pandemic, the event was completely virtual.
During the event new staff have the chance to gain a deeper understanding of what we stand for, and how we make our ethos a reality every day in our schools. Experts provided inspiration, advice and tools needed to start the new term at an IES school.
New and returning staff are now prepared to start the new term , when 28 000 students will step through the doors, ready to learn.