During October 2018, School Inspection surveyed 5th graders, 9th graders and parents all across Sweden.The results for IES Borås were very positive and were above the national scores in almost all areas surveyed.
There are two areas that I want to continue to focus on primarily in senior school. These areas are safety and student health. Although our scores are something to be proud of, quality and improvement is what we stand for.
It takes time to influence behavior and customs that make up a school culture. We will continue to monitor and measure areas that concern safety by checking in with our students and welcoming feedback from parents. We currently have four advanced teachers working with activities in this area.
The area of student health is the focus of our Student Care Team, which includes the nurse, school doctor, counselor, school psychologist and the special educator. We are currently without a school counselor but are in the process recruiting. As a former school counselor myself, I understand that there is a great need for counselling in middle school. School counseling is designed to facilitate student achievement, improve student behavior and attendance, and help students develop socially. Counselors also help students work through conflicts that may affect academics or relationships. We will continue our recruiting process until we find a qualified counselor that meet our school’s expectations.
The overall positive results of our school are an indication that the IES Borås community stands strong together. Our sense of community only grows stronger with influence from students, parents and staff.
“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller