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The Swedish schools inspectorate is threatening the secondary with a penalty – the school are criticizing the agency's methods

After the ”signals” that have been submitted to the Inspectorate in the spring of 2018 did the authority a targeted supervision of the Jensen gymnasium international, is a high school located in Norrmalm, in may of the same year.

the Results of the investigation were disappointing. The authority came to the conclusion that the school has not lived up to several of the demands placed on the business. The environment of the school was described as ”precarious” where there were ”repeated violations, inter alia via the rough language”.

the lack of study environment in lessons for some students. The schools inspectorate then decided to Jensen, the high school would correct the deficiencies at the school later in the autumn – and then clearly describe what actions they have taken.

But when the Inspectorate returned for a follow-up inspection in October found that the problems are not resolved. Interviews with students, teachers and the school principal was conducted in which it was revealed that the school had several different system problems.

”Students go in and out of the classroom, talking loudly, listening to music, yelling from one end of the classroom to the other, and using mobiles despite mobilförbud”, it says to read in a decision by the Inspectorate on 29 november 2018, with reference to the lessons in grade 2.

stated that studieron become ”significantly worse” compared with the spring term and that this applied to ”almost all subjects”. ”If a teacher asks a student to go out because of the student disrupts the teacher receives the ’attitude’ back,” and ”the student asks the teacher, ’keep trap shut’.”, it says, inter alia, in the decision.

In interviews with the students, describing the situation in a specific class: ”the Teacher has no power in the classroom”, and that students have said to teachers to ”keep their trap shut”. It has, according to the students, also happened to the students have been screaming ”fucking whore” to the teachers and students are ”threatening to the teacher and then the teacher uncomfortable”.

from the students there are also descriptions of how könsord and derogatory words about ethnicity has been used – among other things, students have shouted ”wog” to each other. Also comments of a sexual nature should have been. And despite the fact that the school has a zero tolerance policy towards swearing and offensive language all have teachers maintained these rules, it appears in The interviews.

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Even at recess, it must have been messy at school. ”It's like a jungle”, is a description that several students have used.

in its decision from november that there are ”serious flaws” and threaten with the penalty of a fine of 550.000 sek if the school does not take measures to resolve the situation by 1 april.

Jensen education college AB, the company that operates the Jensen gymnasium international, has appealed the decision to the administrative court. The company believes that Skolinspektionens decisions are based on interviews conducted with 16 students. The whole school has about 250 pupils, which means that the 16 students represent only a small subset and thus does not constitute a good enough statistical basis.

to the DN gives Anna Wiger Jensen, operational manager at Jensen education college, his description of the situation.

”We have also learnt afterwards that several of the students not had their say and were listened to the most on those who were the most negative. The Swedish schools inspectorate have not taken account of the teachers ' interviews,” she writes to DN.

She is opposed to the schools ' Inspectorate at the time did not make any lektionsbesök, and that it had only been about two months of school hours – if you count away the intermediate summer holidays – between the two investigations.

”It's just for a short time to go from the injunction to the financial penalty, in our opinion,” continues Anna Wiger Jensen.

mean that several steps had already been taken before the Skolinspektionens visit at the high school in the fall. These measures had, according to the company's appeal, led to a ”positive trend in the study environment, and security both in meetings with students, in klassrumsbesök and in survey results”.

Also in the interviews with the students that the company has made – both formal and informal – should I have received ”confirmations that students generally perceive a clear improvement” when it comes to security, the study environment, and measures to combat abusive treatment.

Anna Wiger Jensen also stresses that Skolinspektionens task is to report on the deviations and that the picture painted in the report is therefore not at all equivalent to the normality of the school.

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