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Internationella Engelska Skolan (IES) is a leading independent school group ("friskola") with academic results far above average and a diverse and energetic staff. Teaching is through both Swedish and English, with English the language of the corridors. IES is one of Sweden's largest school groups at "Grundskolan" with 39 schools and around 28,000 students across the country. IES has grown steadily and maintained quality since 1993.
More about the company and its schools can be found at www.engelska.se
Assistant Principal / Biträdande Rektor
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced educator to join the leadership team at IES Solna as its Assistant Principal for Student Care. IES Solna is a new school, opening in August 2021, and we are looking for an innovative, adaptable and student-focused individual who can help to establish, build and lead in a potentially excellent new school within an established and growing educational provider.
Internationella Engelska Skolan (IES) schools are truly international environments where students follow the Swedish national curriculum with up to fifty percent of teaching taking place in English. Bilingual, and often multilingual environments, all IES schools are full of students and staff from all around the world. More specifically, IES Solna will be a Grade 4-9 Compulsory School located in the ‘Ingenting’ area of Huvudsta in the municipality of Solna. Solna is located next to Stockholm, so we are located close to the heart of the Stockholm transport network. When we open in August, we will welcome classes in grades 4-8, expanding to include grade 9 the following year. When fully open, the school will provide education for 768 students.
The Assistant Principal for Student Care will lead the school’s pastoral work and the successful candidate will be responsible for leading all aspects of student care and development in the school. These include managing the Student Care Team, working with health and wellbeing and also ensuring that the students have a safe and caring learning environment. They will also take responsibility for establishing, administering and overseeing all student care systems and routines. Strategically, the Assistant Principal for Student Care will also lead the strategic, preventative and administrative operations within all areas of student care.
On a day to day basis, as well as working closely with the Principal, you will also work with the Academic Coordinator and Student Care Coordinator to continuously develop learning and student achievement by ensuring that the emotional and social well being of all students is met. As a leader of pastoral care, you will develop the school’s preventative work for the fair and equal treatment of all students and staff, the local mentor curriculum and the systematic quality work within student care. As a member of the Assistant Principal group, you attend central meetings at IES Head Office and liaise with the IES Head of Pastoral Care to work on cross-organisational initiatives that aim to constantly raise the standard of education within IES.
Responsibilities and Duties Include:
- Ensure the school environment is safe, calm and a positive place of learning.
- Lead and develop the work for student health and wellbeing.
- Establish and maintain a safe and calm environment in line with the ‘IES Basic defining policy documents.’
- Establish and develop the preventative work regarding student health and anti-bullying is implemented and developed.
- Establish and develop student democracy and student leadership is promoted and developed on a whole school level.
- Lead and develop the psychosocial and student work environment.
- Lead and develop the school’s community engagement measures to ensure we are a positive and collaborative member of our local community.
- Lead and have staffing responsibility for Student Care Coordinator and Heads of Year
- Lead and have staffing responsibility for the Student Care Team, Student Support, Student Assistants and Junior Club.
- Undertaking other responsibilities delegated by the School Principal
To apply for this role, please submit your application directly to the Principal, Ms Gavin including a covering letter and your resume. Applications will be considered when received.
Internationella Engelska Skolan (IES) is a leading independent school group ("friskola") with academic results far above average and a diverse and energetic staff. Teaching is through both Swedish and English, with English the language of the corridors. IES is one of Sweden's largest school groups at "Grundskolan" with 39 schools and around 28,000 students across the country. IES has grown steadily and maintained quality since 1993.More about the company and its schools can be found at www.engelska.se