Teacher Mentors will help great teachers become even better

Teacher Mentors will help great teachers become even better

Teacher Mentors: Ms Susanne Greés (left) and Ms Lydia Bergström (right)New roles for two experienced Internationella Engelska Skolan teachers will see them provide help, support and knowledge to colleagues throughout the company.

Teacher Mentor positions have been created to develop the quality of teaching and results in mathematics, science and Swedish. The Teacher Mentors will work to help Internationella Engelska Skolan's excellent teachers and managers become even better.

Lydia Bergström, who teaches at Internationella Engelska Skolan i Eskilstuna is taking on the role of Teacher Mentor for Mathematics and Science. She has been a teacher with IES for 11 years, during which she has shown passion for her subjects.

The Teacher Mentor for Swedish will be Susanne Greés, of Internationella Engelska Skolan i Gävle, who has taught for 10 years, eight of which have been with Internationella Engelska Skolan.  She says having the right motivation is the key to success.

The roles will see both mentors involved in Star to Star Teaching, helping teachers develop the quality of teaching in their classroom.  They will also assist with company-wide academic initiatives and work to improve results and academic outcomes, in particular those which relate to National Tests.

Ms Greés will also support Svas teachers and students and assist Internationella Engelska Skolan schools in developing the level of Swedish among staff who have moved to the country.

Both Teacher Mentors will report to Damian Brunker, Head of Academics for the organization.

Mr Brunker said: "The Teacher Mentors, in the true coaching spirit, will be supporting our departments and assisting us in developing the quality of teaching, learning and assessment across Internationella Engelska Skolan. Both will be working for the expanded educational support department here at head office one day per week."

The teacher mentors met all new staff at an event at Internationella Engelska Skolan i Enskede on Friday, 12 August, which gave those joining the company the chance to learn about our ethos, our history and the way in which we work.