Keeping parents and community members involved in the educational process is the key to student success
At the BIS-Umeå, we not only look after the academic progress and achievement of our children and students but also regard emotional, physical health and wellbeing as a top priority.
As such we have developed and established a network of support, advice and care that enables children to flourish emotionally and socially, which will, in turn, help them to thrive academically.
There is a fully trained school nurse who is available throughout the school day to assist should a child fall ill or have an accident and become physically injured or hurt.
Effective parent involvement in our schools enriches the educational experience of our children
Students will receive a healthy and well-rounded meal served each day. There is always a vegetarian alternative. Special meals are available upon request, for health or religious reasons.
The school nurse works proactively and with promotion of student health. During the school day, students can contact the nurse for medical advice regarding minor injuries. Students are encouraged to consult the school nurse when they are concerned about their own health or the health of a friend.
A school doctor is available when needed. If parents/ guardians should have any health questions related to the school situation, the nurse is available. The nurse is bound by a confidentiality clause concerning all sensitive student health issues.
The role of the student counselor is to offer guidance to students who have private problems or school issues that are a hindrance to their academic performance at school.
The student counselor can also give advice to mentors about a plan of action for individual students at risk. Like the school nurse, the student counselor is bound by a confidentiality clause concerning all sensitive student issues.
Some children need more support than others in managing their schoolwork. These needs may have physical, mental and social causes – they may be temporary needs or something that the student requires help with throughout their time at school.
It is the head of school who decides what kind of support a student needs and makes sure that the school draws up an action plan.
Health checks are carried out systematically in Sweden at specific grade levels. Parents are asked to complete a health questionnaire and also attend a meeting with the nurse/doctor at regular intervals. In addition, children are screened for visual and hearing impairment as well.
Vaccinations are carried out in Sweden by the schools during primary school education (grades kindergarten-Grade Ten) where children attend.
Our Specialist Staff
The BIS-Umeå aims to be an inclusive school and our highly experienced Additional Educational Needs staff, work with students to ensure that students’ individual needs are supported appropriately.