December Additions To ISR

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New School Reviews

• Busan Foreign School Korea 1/1 review 18
I refuse to work for a company that treats teachers like disposable objects… [815 words]

• MEF International School Izmir Turkey 1/1 review 17
Pushing through IB with huge increase in administrative demands… [81 words]

• Sekolah Pelita Harapan Indonesia 1/1 review 6
It is sad to write this because it could be so much better… [429 words]

• Indus International School India 12/31 review 2
Expats are used as the ‘ face’ of the school for marketing purposes… [171 words]

• Wycombe Abbey International School China 12/30 review 33
I’ve worked for the organization & lived in China for many years… [443 words]

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 12/30 review 31
Staff are over worked, under paid & insecure… [219 words]

• International School Yangon Myanmar 12/29 review 8
The climate of the school has gone down dramatically… [281 words]

• GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE 12/28 review 18
Things need to settle down & communication needs to dramatically improve… [402 words]

• Springfield School Indonesia 12/24
First time reviewed on ISR [2,364 words]

• Private Bilingual High School BESST Slovakia 12/24 review 4
Here are some questions that admin cannot give a good answer to… [300 words]

• Canadian International School Hefei China 12/23
First time reviewed on ISR [525 words]

• Dulwich College Yangon Myanmar 12/23 review 2
Are you a high caliber professional, you’ll be disappointed… [1,157 words]

• Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro Brazil 12/21 review 6
Could find yourself in difficult situations because of the way it’s managed… [388 words]

• International School Neustadt Germany 12/18 review 2
I’m not a cheerleader for the school, but I wanted to provide some balance… [965 words]

• German European School Singapore 12/18 review 11
Weak leadership, average teachers, low IB scores & a lack of budget… [484 words] 

• International School Dhaka Bangladesh 12/18 review 39
Many great reasons to come to ISD & to stay beyond an initial contract… [927 words]

• International School Dhaka Bangladesh 12/18 review 40
If you do your research, ISD has a lot to offer… [523 words]

• St. George International School Bulgaria 12/17
First time reviewed on ISR [639 words]

• SEK International School Qatar 12/17
First time reviewed on ISR [470 words]

• International Bilingual School Tainan Science Park Taiwan 12/17
First time reviewed on ISR [760 words]

• International Bilingual School Tainan Science Park Taiwan 12/17 review 2
They’ll load you up with work & threaten your bonus if you say it’s too much… [194 words]

• International School ParkCity Malaysia 12/17
First time reviewed on ISR [580 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 12/16 review 27
Shocked at the poor salary, housing allowance and other benefits… [46 words]

• Repton School Dubai UAE 12/16 review 13
There are so many wonderful schools out there, this is not one of them… [306 words]

• International School Manila Philippines 12/16 review 15
Every week there are increasing number of COVID cases amongst faculty… [129 words]

• Kaohsiung American School Taiwan 12/16 review 12
A decent place to work, they need to increase pay for living costs… [281 words]

• Qingdao #1 International School Shandong China 12/15 review 11
I find it to be a very toxic & unfair environment… [100 words]

• Misk Schools Saudi Arabia 12/15 review 5
One year here is already one year too many out of my life & career!… [531 words]

• Misk Schools Saudi Arabia 12/15 review 6
Come in the knowledge that it is a snake pit & expect to be bitten… [1,810 words]

• Shanghai Singapore International School China 12/15 review 36
A good school with the potential to be even better… [491 words]

• Peninsula International School Malaysia 12/14 review 5
It feels like getting paid is a month-by-month prospect… [416 words]

• American International School Abu Dhabi UAE 12/14 review 32
While I read the reviews, I regret that I ignored them… [231 words]

• The American School Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo 12/14 review 15
Positive attitude & willing to come to Africa, this is the place for you… [2,962 words]

• George Washington Academy Morocco 12/14 review 13
Cutting supports for teachers, budgets & moving to an all IB program… [132 words]

• Amity International School UAE 12/11 review 3
An effervescent receptacle of academic excellence… [514 words]

• English Modern School Doha Qatar 12/11 review 18
I hope they will become more selective & take discipline more seriously… [1,284 words]

• International School Hannover Region Germany 12/10
First time reviewed on ISR [249 words]

• Malvern College Qingdao China 12/10 review 35
I was bullied & harassed during my time at MCQ… [312 words]

• Budapest British International School Hungary 12/10 review 2
Teachers & other staff are not valued at all… [328 words]

• British School Muscat Oman 12/10 review 15
If you’re the kind of teacher who doesn’t care about teaching you’ll be ok here… [198 words]

• Independent Schools Foundation Academy Hong Kong 12/9 review 15
It is a morass of futility… [530 words]

• Tsukuba International School Japan 12/9 review 14
Things haven’t gotten better since the honest reviews about this school… [145 words]

• Doha College Qatar 12/9 review 6
Riding on a good reputation from times past… [39 words]

• Institut auf dem Rosenberg Switzerland 12/9 review 10
I have to agree with all the other reviews of this school… [264 words]

• Malvern College Chengdu China 11/8 review 3
This created a challenging classroom environment… [418 words]

• Doha College Qatar 11/8 review 5
CPD is rare and wellbeing is un-catered for… [190 words]

• Taylor’s International School Malaysia 11/8 review 2
Resources orders can take 6 months ++ to arrive… [60 words]

• Doha College Qatar 12/7 review 4
Not a nice place to work when I left… [207 words]

• Jeddah Knowledge International School Saudi Arabia 12/7 review 32
I was impressed by the school during the corona pandemic… [178 words]

• Shanghai Singapore International School China 12/7 review 35
I cannot believe that the school cannot keep the good people… [93 words]

• Repton International School Malaysia 12/4 review 12
Teachers are often last to know about complaints relating to them… [248 words]

• Institut auf dem Rosenberg Switzerland 12/4 review 9
Could write a book on this place but it has been done below… [93 words]

• Doha College Qatar 12/4 review 3
British Curriculum but not British values… [30 words]

• ISF Academy Hong Kong 12/3 review 14
I am deeply trouble that it was referred to as prestigious… [794 words]

• Wycombe Abbey International School China 12/3 review 32
Educators deserve better, especially in 2020!… [141 words]

• Nun Academy Saudi Arabia 12/3 review 10
I should have read the reviews and listened… [86 words]

• Branksome Hall Asia Korea 12/3 review 16
Needs to relax expectations on the students & faculty… [1,744 words]

• Sino Bright School China 12/2 review 3
We are currently pursuing legal action against them in Canadian courts… [208 words]

• American Schools Angola 12/2 review 13
Pay is often short & they don’t pay teachers over the summer… [106 words]

• GEMS United School UAE 12/2 review 5
This school has been closed, this will be more about GEMS in general… [215 words]

• Al Bayan International School Kuwait 12/2 review 21
A lot of good changes which can be difficult to adapt to… [195 words]

• Lucaya International School Bahamas 12/1 review 5
It is clear that teachers are seen as dispensable… [433 words]

• International School Kazan Russia 12/1 review 10
My experience has been overwhelmingly positive… [1,529 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Meredith Lawson 1/1 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Nishimachi International School Japan

• Kalpana Rao 1/1 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Nishimachi International School Japan

• Peter Wells 12/31 (Principal Report 3)
Taylor’s International School Malaysia

• Blair Peterson 12/31 (Principal Report 2)
International School Tanganyika Tanzania

• Kevin Fullbrook 12/30 (Principal Report 2)
Al-Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait

• Peter Wells 12/29 (Principal Report 2)
Taylor’s International School Malaysia

• Lynne Cadenhead 12/29 (Principal Report 2)
Taylor’s International School Malaysia

• Tico Oms 12/28 (Principal Report 2)
International School Basel Switzerland

• Mike Mural 12/24 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Chiyoda International School Japan

• Laura Rennard 12/23 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Brookes Moscow Russia

• Peter Wells 12/22 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Taylor’s International School Malaysia

• Lynne Cadenhead 12/22 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Taylor’s International School Malaysia

• Karen Wilson 12/22 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Compass International Schools Doha Qatar

• Carl Dent 12/21 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Network International School Myanmar

• Bill Ellman 12/21 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

• Simon Himbury 12/17 (Principal Report 2)
British International School Ukraine

• Jane McGee 12/16 (Director Report 3)
United Nations International School Vietnam

• Chris Boyle 12/16 (Principal Report 4)
International School Dhaka Bangladesh

• Michael Page 12/15 (Director Report 2)
Qingdao #1 Int’l School Shandong China

• Tara Waudby 12/15 (Director Report 5)
Riffa Views International School Bahrain

• Steffen Sommer 12/14 (Director Report 2)
Doha College Qatar

• Steffen Sommer 12/14 (Principal Report 3)
Doha College Qatar

• Dan Waterman 12/11 (Principal Report 6)
Access International Academy Ningbo China

• Dawid Bochen 12/11 (Principal Report 4)
Beanstalk Int’l Bilingual School China

• Kai Vacher 12/10 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
British School Muscat Oman

• Steffen Sommer 12/9 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Doha College Qatar

• Ole Bernard Sealey 12/8 (Director Report 9)
Universal American School UAE

• Nici Wood 12/7 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
British Vietnamese Int’l School Hanoi Vietnam

• Tom Nolan 12/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Harrow International School Beijing China

• Sonia Chowdhury 12/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Vision International School Qatar

• Kevin Fullbrook 12/3 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Al-Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait

• Maha Kaddoura 12/3 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Al-Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait

• Bengt Rosberg 12/2 (Principal Report 3)
International School Kazan Russia

• Katharine Vavpetic 12/2 (Director Report 3)
GEMS United School UAE

• Scott Reid 12/1 (Principal Report 3)
Kaiwen Academy Haidian China

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