Internationella Engelska Skolan stands for some tried and tested values. I stand firmly behind those values. We strive to achieve a calm learning environment where teachers can teach and students learn. We achieve this by establishing structure and order but also by promoting positive staff to student and student to student relationships. I believe “discipline” is a good word. This doesn’t just mean students lining up quietly before lessons, it means promoting something in young people that has perhaps gone out of fashion - “self-discipline”. I want our students to understand that success and happiness in life don’t come quickly from downloading apps or watching video clips on social media - no. Success and happiness in life are achieved from doing lots and lots of small things, by practicing over and over again, by being prepared and following routines, and most importantly, never giving up when things get hard - Yes!
We believe in having high academic expectations of our students. This means you can guarantee that we believe all children, no matter what their background, can exceed their potential. With structured and engaging lessons, regular homework, support and challenge, students will gain knowledge and knowledge is everything! It brings growth, freedom, independence, confidence and influence. I have high aspirations for our children but getting there doesn’t come quickly and is not always an easy ride. This is where we need your support. I am a parent, I know it is not always easy. Together though, with a united set of values, we can help give our children a bright and successful future!
Contact me directly if my words ring true for you - I am looking to develop the PTA (Parent group across both school buildings) to help us drive this school forwards for the betterment of our children.
We have high expectations, but rest assured, we will see your child and we will praise them. We will support and care for them. They are our shared treasure, our greatest investment in life.
I wish you and our children the very best of success this term and I look forward to getting to know you, working with you and celebrating with you!