IES Liljeholmen is a year 4-9 school situated around Telefonplan in Hägersten, not far from Stockholm City. We started this school in 2014 and has grown to our full potential this school year (2017/2018) with five parallell classes in each year group. We believe strongly in the IES Ethos, in a bilingual, safe and orderly school envrionment where students can learn and teachers can teach.
Our teachers comes from all over the world, but they have in common that they teach in their first language. Our students have the privilage of being taught by a native speaker, in English, Swedish, Spanish, French and German for example. We also offer a wide range of home languages through Omniglot.
I came to IES Liljeholmen in June 2016, after 12 years at IES Enskede. I started off as a teacher in Swedish, SO and Maths, I was a mentor for many years, and Head of Department and Head of Year. The last three years at IES Enskede I was the Academic Manager. I sometimes jokingly say that I am born and raised IES as this is were I have worked for almost 14 years now, almost a third of my life.
IES Liljeholmen is my first school as a Principal, and my vision of this school is one of a well functioning school, where students can reach their goals, and learn for life. My goal is that all our students will be able to get in to Gymnasiet after year 9. That the grades they get is reflecting reality and are in following LGR 11, the Swedish curriculum. Which means that my vision also is of a school where all teachers are in line with LGR 11 when teaching, planning lessons and grading. I believe in grit, and an open mindset when it comes to learning. I believe in learning from mistakes, and not giving up even when it is hard. To be able to ask for help, and new ways, when the old ways don't lead forward anymore. As a wise person once said, “The greatest teacher, failure is.”
I wish you all a fantastic 2018!