It was great to welcome 19 new members of staff to IES Östersund at the start of week 32. Our returning staff joined them later on in the week for our staff Kick Off and we are now a team of 51! The increase in staff numbers reflects our school expansion and when school starts on Thursday 26th August we will have well over 500 students in total. It is so exciting to think that our school opened only a year ago with just 11 mentor groups and 12 months later we are a school of 18 mentor groups!
If you need more information about pre school start information meetings or times for our staggered school start, then check the news items in SchoolSoft. If you are a parent or carer of a student who will be starting with us in week 34, then please check your emails for more information.
Between now and school start the IES Östersund team of staff have plenty of work to be doing. There will be training and plenty of preparation so that when we welcome our students we can be confident that they will be able to experience a calm and orderly learning environment where teachers can teach and students learn.
In the meantime - enjoy the last few days of the summer and we look forward to a really exciting and fun school year ahead.