Being an excellent and well-situated venue, IES Kista hosted a two-day Academics Conference on the 7th and 8th September.
The conference's main focus was the importance of grit to achieve success and enhance academic and life performance.
Grit as an academics success-related concept is becoming increasingly important in a rapidly changing, digitalised a-click-away world. The aim is to show students the significance of perseverance, determination and tenacity in order to overcome difficulties, deal with setbacks as well as how approach new challenges by using existing knowledge and skills by applying them to new situations and contexts.
The other main topic at the conference was how to build on present strength so as to make IES schools even more successful academically speaking. Accurate recruitment, hiring and professional development in middle management is considered to be a key factor.
The outcome was was highly satisfactory and the conference was attended by some 90 people involved in academics at IES - mainly Principals and Assistant Principals - and by key people from the Head Office.