Our quality work
Nordic International School has a well developed quality process in place, which we use to regularly measure and evaluate perceived satisfaction and learning outcomes. Through the use of comprehensive surveys and joint seminars, we analyse what our students, guardians and employees think about our operations. Each school assesses satisfaction and perceived quality levels on the basis of survey results at a school level.
We also have joint meetings where all our principals come together to review the year’s results, exchange experiences and learn from one another. In all our quality work we ensure that we learn from the schools that have best succeeded within certain areas and we work constantly to spread this knowledge across the other schools.
Our analysis work then culminates in an operational plan for the coming year which clarifies the most important priorities for each school and for the company as a whole.
As part of our systematic quality work, we perform internal reviews on an annual basis. This is when representatives from our quality department come out and visit the school for two days, partly in order to conduct interviews with students, teachers, student health and the principal, and partly in order to look over current plans and documents. The aim of these internal reviews is to highlight our strengths and development areas, and they culminate in a report that is subsequently used as a basis for onward development work.
Learning outcomes are monitored through a process in which we analyse grades, results in national tests and knowledge progression at several points throughout the year. The purpose of this process is to check that students have acquired the knowledge they need, and to ensure that the grades awarded are fair and correct.
An important part of our quality work consists of setting targets and following up performance across the different schools. The following targets apply to all our primary and lower-secondary schools:
- All students shall meet the learning objectives in all subjects as well as obtain the necessary pre-requisites to reach their full potential.
- All students shall meet the requirements for entry into upper-secondary school.
- All schools shall produce the highest average Year 9 points score in their respective municipalities, and shall monitor the correlation between results on national tests and school grades.
All schools shall actively influence and stimulate students to embrace our society’s common values, and allow them to be expressed through practical, everyday actions in order to meet the objectives stipulated in the national curriculum.
All students and guardians shall be satisfied with the level of service that we offer.
We also have joint meetings where our principals come together to review our performances, exchange experiences and learn from one another. In all our quality work, we ensure that we learn from schools that have succeeded, and we work constantly to spread this knowledge throughout our organisation.