nicholascrateWhere are you from?
Originally I am from Liverpool in the UK

What do you like most about your country?
Sometimes it doesn’t rain. (The sense of humour is good as well.)

If you would recommend one place for a tourist to visit in your country, where would that be?

Where you an A student?

What is your role at the IESL?
Assistant Principal – which means I help organise the day-to-day running of the school as well as coordinating the work of the excellent Student Care Team.

What made you decide to join IESL?
I was interested in living in Scandinavia and I was interested in the work of IES. After talking to Mr Olsson and visiting Lund I was sold!

What did you do before you started at IESL?
I was deputy headteacher at a bilingual school in Slovakia.

What are your challenges at IESL?
They are many and varied. My job is about making it so that everyone else in the building (staff and students) can do their jobs without unnecessary difficulties – there is a lot involved in trying to make all of that happen!

Do you have any clear visions you would like to achieve?
The IES vision – to have IESL be a school where teachers teach and students learn – consistently and happily at all times.

Where are you in three years time?
In the staff lounge with a cup of coffee.

Mr. Nicholas Crate

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