Monday, 8 October 2007

I ended the day with dinner with Anders Hultin, the Chief Executive of Kunskapsskolan, a group of publicly funded private schools in Sweden...

These schools have pioneered work on coaching, personalisation and an internet based curriculum offer that has attracted the interest of many local authorities across the country.
Kunskapsskolan operates 21 secondary schools for students between 12 to 15 years old under the name Kunskapsskolan and operates 9 upper secondary schools for students between 16 to 19 years old under the name Kunskapsgymnasiet. Kunskapsskolan is the largest independent school operator in Sweden and their schools are open to all students. The students do not pay any fees; all income comes from the national voucher system. This ensures that all independent schools operate with the same legal and financial conditions as public schools. The schools follow the national curriculum, participate in national tests and conform to the national grade system.

We are hoping that we may be able to work with Anders and his colleagues developing coaching and personalisation approaches here in Leeds. If you want to find out more you can visit their website at

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