The Easter break gave many of our students and staff the opportunity to relax and re-energise before the return to school. The ever-increasing recommendations for reducing the spread of Covid has meant that we have had to be flexible and nimble in terms of planning and delivering lessons. Some of our students will have been taught by teachers who have provided distance teaching. However, students are never left unaccompanied in classrooms and always have at least one, sometimes two, other members of staff to supervise them.
We have also increased our staffing and welcome Ms Arkander to the team. Ms Arkander has already had a couple of days induction and will be part of our team of substitute teachers. Making sure that we have a regular team of staff who are able to substitute for other colleagues and who are familiar with our IES ethos and 10 must haves is an important way maintaining standards at IES Östersund.
I am also delighted that we now have a short film which shows day-to-day life within our school. If you have not already, I would encourage you to take a look at it here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvkPEtcWFAg&t=3s ).