Dress code is not a term we use within IES. Our school rules are drawn up in accordance with Swedish school law and are updated every year in consultation with the student council. They do not cover students' clothing.
We will monitor your child’s progress continuously and provide written assessments of their progress to you. Grading is mandatory for students in grades 6 to 9, who receive mid-term reports as well as grades at the end of term, in accordance with the law. For parents and students in years 4 to 5, reports are given four times a year.
All F-3 students and parents receive regular feedback on progress during development talks, but grades are not set for these year-groups.
We hold development talks twice a year. As a family you will receive a card to fill in, two weeks before the talk is held, so that you have time to talk with your child and make your own determination of their progress. You can then sign up for a suitable time at school to meet with your child’s mentor and other members of staff. The report prepared by the family is compared with the teachers’ report during the development talk, providing a solid base for discussion. Everyone works to ensure that the meeting has beneficial results for the students.
Part of our promise to families is to provide a safe and calm environment where everyone can focus on teaching and learning. That environment is something that we need all of our students to help nurture, by behaving responsibly and recognising that school is their workplace. Students have a right to expect that everyone around them will abide by the rules. These rules are set by the principal following discussion with the student council and staff.
Boundaries are also important for children as they grow and develop. By setting clear boundaries and following up on these we can help students to explore their own values, and who they want to develop into, in a structured way.
Many students are active in the student council, which is elected at the start of the new school year, and which meets with the principal and assistant principal on a regular basis.
We always welcome feedback from our students, whether they are part of the student council or communicate feedback via their mentor or another staff member. Everything we do in our schools is for the benefit of students, and their point of view is important to us.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality of education for all our students, and we value your feedback.
Yes, all of our schools have libraries and librarians. The library is a space where students can find or request books which will broaden their horizons, increase their knowledge and find something inspirational to read. They are also important spaces for students to quietly pursue independent study, or work on their homework.