In my 12 years as Principal this is most likely the most special school term of all. Covid-19 has tested our abilties to deliver a good school. It has tested our staff in many different ways. Many of our staff come from other countries and it hasn't been easy to come to work while not being able to help their loved ones back home. For our Swedish staff the challenges were also immense. Yet, we delivered. 96% of our staff answered that they would recommend the school. 97% of our students answered that they felt safe and 98% of our parents said that they would recommend our school to other parents. We have a good school and we are proud of the work that we've done. There are many challenges in running a school and we know that there are many small things that need fixing but right now we will choose to be happy, rest and enjoy the summer that is approaching.
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Our goal is to offer our students an excellent education. This extends to our Fritids. For us Fritids is an important complement to what students do during the day. We want them to continue to develop important skills that will help them succeed in life. Through well designed activities, we try to constantly ensure that we touch on all these skills. Combine this with staff that are engaged and you have a recipe for success. Add excellent facilities and it gets even better. With close to 80% of our children from grade 3 to 4 that are part of our Fritids, we in Sundsvall are among the best IES schools to get students to stay and enjoy Fritids.
Our latest anonymous survey has shown that 97% of our students feel safe in our school. This is amazing but we are far from being happy as our goal is 100%! We've grown in the last years and we've maintained our quality. We will continue to invest, change and improve so that we can keep on delivering the best possible education to our students so that they keep on learning and developing skills.
Vi följer alltid upp hur det går för våra elever när de lämnat oss. Vi vill säkerställa att de känner sig väl förberedda och att de betyg som de arbetat sig till under deras tid hos oss återspeglar deras faktiska kunskaper och färdigheter. I svenska ser vi att 81% av våra elever behåller sina betyg eller höjer sig under sin gymnasietid. Ännu ett bevis på att vårt arbete med betygssättning är korrekt.
We can't wait for our students to come back to us on August 21st. Last year was an excellent one for us and this year we plan on being even better. "Where teachers can teach and students can learn" is something that we strongly believe in. Our school placed among the best IES schools accross Sweden when it came to this and now we are aiming to become even better. Ms Lehnberg, who's been with us since the start, will now be focussing on Classroom Leadership. We believe in strong classroom leadership. We believe that students want and need this type of leadership if they are to learn. Ms Lehnberg, with her new focus, will be ensuring that we work on delivering this every single day throughout the year. We are excited!
Every year all 35 IES schools across Sweden do an anonymous survey. This year we've been rated:
First place according to parents
First place according to students
First place according to staff
All 35 IES schools are incredible so it says a lot to be rated first in all three categories!
Our yearly anonymous survey results just came out and for the 10th year in a row our parents have said that 99% of them would recommend our school. Thank you for the trust shown and let us assure you all that we are not done progressing. We've only started!
“Att visualisera olika yrken är ett sätt att hjälpa våra elever att utforska nya idéer om vad de kan arbeta med när de växer upp. Tanken med detta skåp är att visa upp olika yrken på ett kreativt sätt. Genom att se och läsa om yrken som de kanske inte hade tänkt på innan så hoppas jag att det kan så ett frö hos eleverna, att väcka nya tankar och idéer som kan leda mot olika arbeten. Mitt mål som SYV är bl.a. att hjälpa våra elever att utöka sin horisont, och med detta skåp hoppas jag att de stannar upp och läser, diskuterar med varandra och på köpet får de information om yrken de inte tänkt på tidigare.” Lina Viklund SYV IES SUNDSVALL
Det är viktigt att komma ihåg att ha skoj på jobbet! Idag kom Fredrik från huvudkontoret på besök för ett viktigt budgetmöte. Det sammanföll med vår årliga pyjamasdag som är bara en av de många speciella dagarna vi anordnar för att ha skoj tillsammans på skolan.
Every morning of every week of every month are our students greeted the Engelska Skolan way. If our students are to change Sundsvall, they deserve a good start every single day. Fia is one of our very special people that goes the extra mile to ensure that this is done. Every single workplace should be like this.