Today, Ekot has reported on teachers and parents who believe that students with diagnoses such as ADHD and autism receive too little support at a Nytida resource schools. Last year, the City of Stockholm paid an average of SEK 220,000 extra per pupil, in addition to the usual school fees, for its 25 pupils at the school.
But Helene Moquist, unit manager at the Follow-up Unit in Stockholm City, does not want to comment on the criticism of the school.
– It is terrible if students do not get the support they need, but I can not comment on an individual school like that.
What responsibility does the City of Stockholm have then that pays out these large sums, to ensure that the students receive the support they should receive?
– We trust that the principals do the job they are supposed to do. The Education Act says that the principal is responsible for the activities and how it is organized, so all students get the support they need.
During the day, Ekot reported on teachers and parents who reported one of the private care company Nytida’s resource schools to the Swedish Schools Inspectorate. They believe that support for students with diagnoses such as ADHD and autism is lacking.
Ekot’s review showed that municipalities with students at the school last year paid an average of more than SEK 200,000 extra per student, in addition to school fees. But former teachers that Ekot spoke to do not believe that the school delivers the support it promises, says English teacher Sofia Elevant.
– These children have the right to receive the support measures that are in their pedagogical investigations, but I do not feel that they do not receive that help.
Ekot has requested a handful of applications for additional amounts which Nytida’s resource school sent to the city of Stockholm in 2019. Here, the school describes, for example, that a student has special teacher education 60 minutes a week, something that did not happen in high school last year according to Sofia Elevant.
– No, that is absolutely not true.
Nytida’s school director Åsa Enström does not want to answer whether the school had special teacher education or delivers promised quality, but refers to the review that the Swedish Schools Inspectorate recently initiated.
– The allegations that have been received will be examined by the Swedish Schools Inspectorate and I look forward to that.
Helene Moquist at Stockholm City also emphasizes that it is the Swedish Schools Inspectorate that reviews the quality of the support, but at the same time says that the city will now review its application and follow-up routines.
– When we receive signals, it is clear that we need to think about whether we can do it in a different way.
Source: ICELAND NEWS